Andreas Raptopoulos is an inventor and entrepreneur known for founding and leading Matternet, a Silicon Valley startup that pioneered a next-generation transportation system using networks of autonomous flying vehicles. He founded FutureAcoustic, which patented a system for adaptive acoustic architecture—a technology for creating intelligent sound environments licensed to Herman Miller, Sony, and others. In 2014, at the request of the Prime Minister of Bhutan and the World Health Organization, Raptopoulos took Matternet to Bhutan to conduct field trials and begin the implementation of the first autonomous transportation network for medical goods in the world. In March 2015, Matternet announced a landmark commercial autonomous aerial vehicle.
BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit www.bsr.org for more information about BSR’s 25 years of leadership in sustainability.