Abigail Klein Leichman
December 3, 2023

Fast Company’s third annual Next Big Things in Tech list includes six Israeli companies among 119 established companies, startups and research teams highlighted for their cutting-edge advancements and potential to impact consumers, businesses and society.

“The Next Big Things in Tech is not just a look around the corner—it’s a look around the corner after that,” says Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “These are the products and ideas that will define technological innovation for the rest of this decade and beyond—and solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.”

The Israeli companies appearing on the list alongside household names such as Walmart, Walt Disney and Sony are:

Buildots, whose AI-based technology provides one central platform where everything happening on a construction site is integrated and connected. Some of the largest construction projects in New York, Singapore, London and elsewhere are using Buildots to provide visibility and control for projects and keeps them within budget.

BrainQ, cited for making neuro rehab at home accessible and effective. The cloud-based therapy-delivery system works together with a wearable device that creates a low-energy electromagnetic field intended to improve connections in the brain as it repairs itself over a nine-week period. BrainQ is now being tested in 15 US hospitals with stroke patients.

Lumus, an augmented reality optics company whose reflective waveguide technology will allow the metaverse to be accessed outdoors with smart glasses that look like normal glasses. The technology is already used by spinal surgeons across the United States as well as fighter pilots.

6 Israeli designs on Fast Company Next Big Things list
Lumus Z-Lens 2D waveguide architecture, introduced at CES 2023, enables the development of smaller, lighter AR eyeglasses with high-resolution image quality, outdoor-compatible brightness and seamless Rx integration. Photo courtesy of Lumus

Navan (formerly TripActions) earned a place on the list for its corporate credit card that offers employees frictionless spending while providing companies with real-time visibility and control of expenses. A new upgrade, Navan Connect, brings AI-powered financial analysis to employees’ own credit cards, making the onboarding process seamless.

Theranica, whose multi-award-winning Nerivio wearable to treat migraine pain was singled out by Fast Company for its potential for providing relief to the 100 million adolescents worldwide who are impacted by migraines. The company’s FDA-approved treatment comprises a smartphone app and a wearable that triggers a natural process in the brain to prevent or control migraine pain.

Wiliot, the Internet of Things pioneer whose stamp-sized, self-powered IoT Pixel tags can be attached to anything — cars, appliances, shipping containers and things inside them, such as fruits, veggies, vaccine vials, clothes, and more — enabling real-time tracking of location and condition along the entire supply chain.

Click here to see the full Next Company Next Big Things in Tech list.

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