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AMA with Claudio Parrinello, CEO of PlanetWatch - 9th November

Date & Time:

Monday, 9th November, 2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm GMT (UK)

This event has ended. You can watch the replay here.

Algorand Europe Accelerator AMA sessions deliver insights, perspectives and actionable wisdom from leaders building on Algorand.

Please join us for our next #AlgorandStartups AMA with Claudio Parrinello, CEO of PlanetWatch - a french startup decentralizing and incentivizing environmental monitoring.

PlanetWatch leverages Algorand’s blockchain in its goal to build a global air quality monitoring ledger to help protect public health worldwide. They have already activated over 100 sensors in the Italian cities of Milan and Taranto. To our prospective applicants, here is a great opportunity to learn/engage with Claudio. Ask him anything about building on Algorand, scaling air quality monitoring, working with CERN, going through our pilot program, and more.


About PlanetWatch

Planetwatch leverages advanced technologies and the direct engagement of the population to raise the standards of air quality monitoring worldwide. By deploying dense, outdoor air monitoring networks streaming data almost in real time, Planetwatch helps detect local air pollution peaks and identify local air pollution triggers, ultimately leading to more effective mitigation measures. In addition, PlanetWatch pioneers innovative indoor air quality monitoring and COVID-19 risk mitigation solutions. More info at

About Claudio Parrinello Claudio was formerly a research physicist and set up his own consultancy firm near Geneva. In 2005, Claudio joined CERN and held various roles including leading the Knowledge & Technology Transfer unit. After leaving CERN in 2011, Claudio co-founded his first high-tech startup in France. Later on, he became interested in blockchain and started PlanetWatch together with five co-founders. Claudio’s vision is to tackle societal issues such as environmental monitoring by leveraging blockchain technology.

About Algorand Europe Accelerator Algorand Europe Accelerator is the first European start-up accelerator for developers and entrepreneurs building on the Algorand blockchain. Selected projects will receive USD$15,000 upfront seed funding with the potential of up to $500,000 in follow-on investment. The 12 week program provides 360 degree support including technical expertise, go-to-market execution, a distinguished mentor & corporate network, and a global demo day. Apply before 18 December:

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