Results in numbers
TechEmerge has a proven track record of connecting innovators across the world with leading corporates and organizations in emerging markets to pilot solutions that address some of the globe’s biggest development challenges and build commercial relationships.
selected for matchmaking with leading companies in emerging markets.
participated in matchmaking with innovators
awarded funding and technical support to validate tech solutions with adopters
Results of completed programs
Expected to benefit annually through our health programs.
40+ Commercial contracts worth ~$1.7M
Signed by innovators and adopters/companies.
150+ Clinical sites on 3 continents
Hosted health pilots.
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AI provides early warning of patients at risk of clinical deterioration
Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre (SCMPA) used Laura, an artificial intelligence platform, to alert care team professionals of patients at risk of clinical deterioration to reduce the mortality rate and improve the provider’s operational processes.
Seismic AI early warning system
Seismic AI's End to End Managed Earthquake Early Warning System (EEWS) covers all aspects of designing, deploying, maintaining, monitoring and improving the performance of the network. The core of SeismicAI’s EEWS is a unique real-time seismic algorithm that uses Array Seismology to locate the epicenter (back-azimuth), and several unique non-empirical algorithms to estimate the magnitude and expected ground shaking at any location. The algorithm is driven by a state-of-the-art real-time, distributed computing environment that reduces the number of stations / nodes drastically, and supports real-time seismic processing even in the harsh settings where the stations are often located.
GreenCHILL Refrigeration System
Indian innovator New Leaf Dynamic Technologies partnered with the country’s largest online grocery, BigBasket, to field test a GreenCHILL refrigeration system that uses a natural refrigerant with zero greenhouse gas emissions. Pelletized cashew nut shells and waste husks from a BigBasket coconut processing factory provided biomass fuel for the GreenCHILL unit.
Vital small business sector pilots climate-smart cooling solutions.
Refrigeration Starr will conduct field tests at a range of MSMEs using BiofreshTech's integrated technology that needs only a small initial charge to cool or heat any space to the desired temperature for up to six days.
Ultrasound system that connects to a mobile device
Butterfly Network’s Butterfly iQ is a whole-body single-probe ultrasound system that connects to a mobile device. The iQ has a powerful suite of software tools that allow you to store, collaborate, access AI-powered advanced imaging tools and access Butterfly Network’s ultrasound education learning platform. Low-cost, portable and radiation free, iQ provides diagnostic imaging across 13 clinical indications which span the whole body. The iQ offers lung ultrasound to identify pulmonary complications in suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients and helps risk stratify those for admission/closer observation. Access Afya, a low-cost primary healthcare provider with micro-clinics serving Kenyans living in informal settlements is piloting Butterfly iQ in 8 of their clinics, coupled with Butterfly’s TeleGuidance functionality, to increase access to ultrasound services, improving detection of COVID-19 and supporting antenatal care patients in informal settlements.
Remote diagnosis using cloud-enabled electrocardiogram platform
The Tricog system is a platform that enables remote diagnosis of heart abnormalities using off-the-shelf, cloud-enabled electrocardiogram machines. In this pilot, the Tricog system transmitted data to the Cygnus hub, where data was reviewed and interpreted by Cygnus’ expert doctors, and a diagnosis was then sent back to clinics at remote locations through SMS, mobile app, and email within five minutes or less.
What our partners say
“TechEmerge was part of our broader strategy to expand our business networks & ensure our sustainable cooling innovations meet the needs of the widest possible array of companies and sectors. As TechEmerge is a program from the International Finance Corporation, we also benefit from the organization’s 60 plus years of experience working with the private sector in emerging markets.”
Samit Jain, Managing Director
“The TechEmerge Health pilots have improved our footprint and brand in Brazil which is turning into a significant market for us. We generated two more commercial contracts in Brazil as Grupo Fleury and HSL served as our references”
Tom Valent, VP Business Development
TechEmerge Health Brazil
"Kobo360's business mission is driven by ingenuity and innovation, and we are proud to be partnering with TechEmerge participants to prove that temperature-controlled logistics can be affordable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly too, while growing vital sectors of the Nigerian economy and opening up new business opportunities across Africa."
Ike Abiakam, Senior Partner at Kobo
TechEmerge Sustainable Cooling Temperature-Controlled Logistics Nigeria
"Teaming up with innovators worldwide is a win-win proposition that will lower our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, create value for our customers, and ensure the sustainability of our business moving forward as we continue to expand our network. We are grateful to IFC for including us in their TechEmerge Program."
Ishaan Gupta, Director at Gateway Group (Snowman)
TechEmerge Sustainable Cooling Temperature-Controlled Logistics India
“TechEmerge put us in contact with tech startups around the entire world that had very focused and effective solutions for the sorts of problems we were presented with. It was an exceptional opportunity.”
Dr. Edgar Gil - Executive Director – Medical, Technical & B2B