Our CEO was named an "MIT Innovator Under 35"
We are very proud to announce that our founder and CEO Mulundu has been named MIT Innovator under 35 in Europe 2022 by the MIT Technology Review:
Water scarcity is an increasingly worrying phenomenon affecting the world population.
Mulundu Sichone, founder & CEO of the award-winning cleantech startup PYDRO, is on a mission to preserve water. Together with his team and through the support of partners, he is developing a fully integrated and self-powered water monitoring solution to help reduce water losses.
PYDRO’s self-powered sensors for water pipes and its disruptive “Sensing as a Service” business model aim to provide water system managers with more data to better understand and monitor their water networks.
To bring his vision to life, Mulundu has raised more than 5 million euros of funding from business angels, VCs, the German government, and the European Innovation Council (EIC).
He firmly believes in the power of kindness and how it can bring people together. His hard work and the fact that he never gives up despite setbacks make him a true innovator under 35.
MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 Europe Festival to Take Place in Donegal
For the first time, Ireland has been chosen as a location for the Innovators Under 35 Europe Festival
Leading innovators such as Moderna Co-Founder Kenneth Chien are taking part.
Dublin, February 03, 2022 – MIT’s Innovators Under 35 Europe Festival, one of the world’s most distinguished events honouring young technology pioneers, is coming to Ireland for the first time. On May 19-21, Europe’s brightest innovators will gather in Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal, to showcase their work and meet other visionaries who are shaping the future and transforming lives through their technological advances. European and global leaders in innovation will also speak at the festival focusing on the transformative power of tech in creating a better world for all.
Since its creation, MIT Technology Review has been publishing an annual list of the most brilliant Innovators Under 35. Notable alumni include Google Founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, CRISPR Technology Pioneer Feng Zhang and Tesla Motors Co-Founder JB Straubel.
The Innovators Under 35 Europe award unites Europe’s community of young technological leaders and provides them with a platform to showcase their achievements in biotechnology and medicine, computer and electronics, hardware, software, Internet, artificial intelligence, robotics, telecommunications, nanotechnology and materials, energy and transportation.
Located at the edge of Europe and nestled beneath the Errigal Mountain, Gaoth Dobhair is a fitting location for rebooting the Festival after a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The 2022 Festival will celebrate a new generation of changemakers who are striving to solve society’s most pressing challenges as we begin to emerge from the COVID pandemic. These pioneers are thinking differently about the future. They’re reimagining technology and re-evaluating traditional workplace models, recognizing that distributed technology means that cutting edge innovation is no longer limited to urban centres.
Speaking on the announcement, Mat Honan, Editor of MIT Technology Review said “Innovators Under 35 honorees continue a tradition of mentorship, collaboration, discovery, and purpose that began in 1999. We call all of these honorees “innovators” because no matter their field, each is doing something original and impactful. We unpack not only what they are doing, but help people understand its relevance not to the world at large. I’m really looking forward to hearing from this year’s European honorees.”