More than 10 million people die each year from air pollution, far more than the number of people who will ever die from Covid-19. Exposure to air pollution increases the risk of stroke, dementia, heart disease, lung cancer and chronic respiratory diseases — with children particularly vulnerable.
Poland-based Airly is on a mission to tackle this huge problem by providing actionable insights about air quality with its AI-driven algorithms that predict air pollution for the next 24 hours with a verifiability of up to 95%. Airly gives customers across the globe an environmental intelligence platform by installing networks of sensors that track all the key pollution markers — particulate matter (PM1, PM2.5, PM10) and gases (NO2, O3, SO2 and CO). Airly’s R&D department is also partnering with mobility companies to roll out sensor-equipped cars & scooters to track air quality with even higher resolution.
With 62% of the world’s governments sharing no real-time air quality data, Airly provides accurate, ultra-local, predictive data for governments, media and businesses to tackle the issue of air pollution head-on. Airly’s platform acts as a warning system for pollution at street level and in real time with greater accuracy and at lower cost for cities and enterprises.
In March 2021, Airly raised a $3.3M funding round to scale its AI-powered air quality platform globally.
“Polluted air is a plague on our health — it’s like a pandemic in slow motion. Improving air quality needs to be at the core of the world’s post-pandemic rebuild and Airly is the first step to pollution-free cities,” Airly CEO and co-founder Wiktor Warchałowski said at the time of the raise.
The company’s customers comprise over 600 local governments and cities including Hong Kong, Jakarta, Oslo, Granada, Bucharest, Mongolia, Greece, and Corsica; as well as corporations such as Philips, Virgin, Innogy, PwC, Veolia and Skanska.
Over 600 local governments and cities across Asia and Europe as well as a few corporations already use Airly.
It has been estimated that over 10 million people die from air pollution every year. If your municipality faces this problem, you can proactively do something about it. And you know the saying - if you can't measure it, you can't manage it. So start by procuring Airly sensors in order to identify the most polluted areas and then try to figure out what can be done about it. Perhaps you could start by placing digital billboards that show pollution levels so that the public knows the severity of the threat (or their lack of). Then, you can work on additional steps...
It has been estimated that over 10 million people die from air pollution every year. You could partner with Airly and help solve this problem. You probably know the saying - if you can't measure it, you can't manage it. So start by offering Airly sensors to municipalities your business serves and then, together with local governments, try to figure out what can be done about it. Perhaps you could start by placing digital billboards that show pollution levels so that the public knows the severity of the threat (or their lack of). Then, you can work on additional steps.