ApisProtect win Start-Up Award at Annual Think Global Awards.
Cork-based start-up, ApisProtect, won the start-up award at the virtual awards ceremony in Dublin. ApisProtect was recognized by Think Global for its work using sensor technology and machine learning to monitor the strength of honey bees worldwide.
Cork, Ireland (April 22, 2020) – ApisProtect, Agtech start-up, today won the Think Global Awards 2020 in the Start-Up category.
These awards are organized by Think Global Forum, an innovative global leadership initiative which brings together executive level leading minds and ‘thought leaders’ from various sectors within the wider community.
The Think Global Awards recognise achievements and promote the awareness of thinking globally for individuals, communities, start-ups, small and medium sized businesses, global brands and large-scale international organizations.
Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy, CEO of ApisProtect, said “Our mission at ApisProtect, is to save the honey bees, because if we don’t take action now, we’ll lose our most important insect ally. We want to secure the supply of one third of our diet, and make sure we can nourish and feed the 9.7 billion people on planet earth by 2050.”
ApisProtect is currently monitoring the strength of twenty million honey bees in Europe, North America, and South Africa. With this unique smart technology, beekeepers will no longer need to rely solely on periodic, manual hive checks that can allow disease, pests and other issues to deteriorate hive health beyond rescue.
Dr Edwards Murphy adds, “Our beehive monitoring technology will enable beekeepers to direct their focus on cultivating larger and stronger colonies and transform beekeeping globally. We are delighted to virtually accept the award.”
ApisProtect uses hive sensor technology and machine learning in its beehive monitoring system. This beekeeping software combines sensor data on hive conditions, strength and activity levels with its proprietary big data and machine learning techniques to deliver a 24/7 early warning system and actionable insights to beekeepers. With our beekeeping technology, beekeepers can give at-risk hives immediate attention and improve bee health.
Founded by preeminent researchers in the use of sensors in beehives, ApisProtect provides real-time hive monitoring powered by intelligent sensor technology. ApisProtect gives beekeepers actionable insights and alerts to help prevent losses and increase colony productivity.
Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy, CEO and Co-Founder of ApisProtect is among the most widely published authors on Internet of Things and honey bees. Dr. Edwards Murphy’s work on the topic of hive monitoring has received many national and international awards from the Irish Research Council, The IEEE, IBM, The Irish Laboratory Awards, Google, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy was listed by Siliconrepublic.com as one of 100 rising science and technology stars to watch in 2020 and by ThinkBusiness.ie in its list of “24 disruptors and trailblazers changing Irish business”. ApisProtect was also listed by Fast Company in its list of Most Innovative Companies 2020 (in Europe) and listed as “Top Irish start-ups to follow in 2020” by Sifted.eu.
Watch this video to learn more about ApisProtect and Edwards Murphy’s vision for future full of healthy honey bee hives.
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