New Born Solutions & Ateknea: SME Instrument funding success!

New Born Solutions and Ateknea Solutions work together to democratize healthcare in Europe.

Great news from Brussels! We are happy to announce that New Born Solutions, a Barcelona-based startup dedicated to saving lives and democratizing healthcare via cost-effective technology that detects superficial body fluid infections without needles, has been approved for SME Instrument Phase 1 funding.

With the help of Ateknea’s H2020 expertise, New Born Solutions’ latest development, Neosonics, the first non-invasive screening device designed to early detection and monitoring infant meningitis, has received €50,000 in funding after the European Commission gave their technology the go-ahead in late April.

The Neosonics solution is innovative, simple, and revolutionary.  

There are an estimated 165 million infants at risk of meningitis each year.

Where current practice dictates that a white blood cell count be taken from a child’s spinal fluid through a lumbar puncture (which immediately triggers the need for more medication irrespective of the diagnostic results), Neosonics uses high-resolution ultrasound to non-invasively count the white blood cell in the cerebrospinal fluid below the infant’s fontanel, the region of the head where the bones are not yet closed.

It means an early diagnosis can be quickly made in a cost-effective and non-invasive way, decreasing current complications to rule out the disease in industrialized countries and infant mortality rates, especially in developing countries. By enabling early and non-invasive detection, it could vastly reduce the amount of patients with life-long disabilities and provide quantitative and reliable data for monitoring patients’ treatment response.

We at Ateknea are excited to continue working with New Born Solutions, and to see Neosonics through to the market.

Ateknea helps Is It Fresh to revolutionise the food logistics sector

Did you know that an average of 180kg of food is wasted per person per year in the EU? Or that a third of the food produced globally goes to waste? A large part of this figure can be attributed to the misconception that food is spoiled when it reaches its expiration date. Since 2011, Is It Fresh has been working to create wireless sensor technology that can measure actual product freshness in real time.

The start-up has developed technology that combines the methods of printed electronics, functional inks, and roll-to-roll manufacturing to come up with a sophisticated tag for a cost of less than 1 cent. It is cheap enough to be integrated into every type of food packaging and can wirelessly deliver information about the origin, freshness, and remaining life of the product inside. This could allow the whole food supply chain to both track products with a unique ID and measure their actual freshness in real time, making informed decisions at every stage and vastly reducing food waste.

And now, with Ateknea’s help, they have been approved for Phase 2 level funding from the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument programme.

The technology will allow for more efficient – and more environmentally friendly – processing at every stage of the food value chain, from manufacturing to logistics, to retail, to consumer, with the potential for wide-ranging and significant improvements to the way in which we produce, distribute, and effectively manage food at a global scale.

 Ateknea worked with Is It Fresh to:

  • Prepare the documentation that helped Is It Fresh to achieve approval for Phase 2 funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 SME Instrument programme.

And will now focus on the technological development of the project:

  • Delivering the source code and deploying a working system for the monitoring tool.
  • Providing an integrated and working Visual Inspection Tool able to detect any defects in the printed tags that could exclude them from being functional. This can include holes in a layer, dust particles, discontinuities, etc. The Visual Inspection Tool will be able to decide whether the tags must be discarded due to detected errors or, if the errors affect a non-critical area, they can still be used.

Ateknea and Is It Fresh will now work together on the development of the tool as well as its journey to market.

Bettair Cities to appear at the Intertraffic Amsterdam 2018 thanks to FrontierCities2 (fC2 – FIWARE)

With the support of frontierCities2 (fC2)Bettair Cities will be one of the SMEs and startups to take the stage at the event, introducing their innovative smart city technology that maps urban air quality on a large scale to the attendees.

As a part of one of the SMEs and start-ups to be present at this event, Bettair Cities, will be one of the SMEs supported by frontierCities2 (fC2) to introduce to the attendees an innovative smart city technology to map urban air quality on a big scale.

The frontierCities2 (fC2) represents a significant step up in the scope, ambition, and service of the Acceleration & Incubation process for FIWARE SMEs and Start-ups.

In the framework of Intertraffic Amsterdam 2018, the fC2 start-ups will be involved in the 1st edition of ITSUP, , a new event for Smart Mobility Start-Ups and are also set to participate in a series of roundtables organised by H3BMedia.

The main objective of Intertraffic Amsterdam 2018 will be to discuss solutions in different categories related to the traffic and mobility industries. The traffic industry is undergoing major changes and developments are on a fast track. As a result there is extremely high demand to know about all the latest trends related to infrastructure, traffic management, smart mobility, safety, and parking.

The event will take place from March 2023 at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

Ateknea to collaborate with Amazon Web Services as a ‘Startup-enabling organization’

We are happy to announce that Ateknea Solutions will collaborate as a start-up enabling organization with Activate for Startups, a programme powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that supports innovative start-ups.

Amazon Web Services provides start-ups with the low cost, easy-to-use infrastructure that is needed to scale and grow businesses of all sizes. AWS Activate is a programme with resources designed to help startups get started on AWS.

As a “Startup-enabling organization” of Activate for Startups, Ateknea will be able to offer access to the AWS infrastructure to the qualifying start-ups in its portfolio.

A selected start-up will access one of the following packages for free:

  • The Portfolio package is designed for startups in select accelerators, incubators, Seed/VC Funds, and other startup-enabling organizations. Qualifying startups receive up to €15,000 in AWS promotional credit and other benefits.
  • The Portfolio Plus package is designed for startups in select accelerators, incubators, Seed/VC Funds, and other startup-enabling organizations. Qualifying startups can choose to receive up to €15,000 in AWS Promotional Credit for 2 years or €100,000 in AWS Promotional Credit for 1 year, along with other benefits.

Bettair has reached the deployment stage. Listen to the progress report podcast!

As one of the #FrontierCities2 grantees, Bettair has evolved from a creative idea to an innovative product in its development stage. Listen to this new podcast to learn more about the FIWARE community and how Bettair will hit its deployment stage in just four short months.

Ateknea helps Widget 3.0 to make charity donations easy and safe

We are happy to announce that our participation in the project Widget 3.0 is coming to a successful close. Within the framework of this project, the Barcelona-based company, Worldcoo, has developed a new generation of their system which allows e-commerce users to easily and safely donate to charities and non-profits anytime they buy something online.

As part of this project, our Software Department developed three modules:

  • A Data Warehouse system that captures, pre-processes, and stores all the activity of the platform.
  • A Business Intelligence system that optimizes the ratio of transactions that end in donation, recommending projects, amounts, and visualizations based on the buyer profile.
  • An SDK that allows a third party to integrate the Widget 3.0 system into their mobile applications.

 

Bettair and FIWARE work to provide a better quality of life for citizens across the globe

FrontierCities2, a unique acceleration & innovation programme for FIWARE SMEs and start-ups, will help fund the development of FIWARE-powered smart-cities and smart mobility solutions in 45+ city environments throughout Europe.

As one of the grantees of the frontierCities2 programme and a powered-by-FIWARE solution, Bettair is contributing to the generation of smart solutions for city environments across Europe by providing cities with a cutting-edge IoT platform that allows them to map air pollution on a previously unimaginable scale, at a fraction of the price. For the first time, an IoT platform will help improve air quality in cities, one of the most threatening problems faced by cities in Europe and across the globe.

Want to learn more about FIWARE and how it’s helping companies like us develop cost-effective smart city solutions? Listen to Leonardo Santiago, Bettair’s CTO, talk about Bettair, FIWARE, and the benefits and solutions that they are bringing to society, from reducing air pollution to improving mobility, all on the FIWARE podcast: A fascinating discussion with Gregory Eve (GreenApes) and Justin D’Atri (AcoustiCity.io).

Ateknea Solutions, partner of clean energy ideas

Ateknea Solutions will collaborate in #CleanTechCamp2018 as a Knowledge Partner. #CleanTechCamp2018 is an Innoenergy programme that supports sustainable projects with the potential to impact the global energy field by creating smarter and more sustainable cities.

As a Knowledge Partner of the #CleanTechCamp2018 Program, our goal is to help companies develop their innovation projects, creating solutions that will lead to a fully sustainable energy industry and create better lives for everyone, by offering them our extensive experience in helping companies to transform their ideas into valuable, profitable and feasible market solutions.

As part of the programme, we will participate as speakers in the fundraising field. We aim to use our strategic experience in gathering financial contributions for new projects in order to guide participants in seeking funding to commercialize their environmentally friendly products and technologies.

The programme will start on March 13th with training sessions and workshops, with the final event taking place at the end of June 2018.

If you are a potential start-up or unincorporated company with a business project in the clean energy sector based in Spain and Portugal, this is your big opportunity! Find out more about the #CleanTechCamp2018 programme at http://www.cleantechcamp.com and join us in creating a better quality of life for us all.

Betttair FIWARE Malaga Tech Summit

Join us in Malaga for the FIWARE Tech Summit Nov. 28th and 29th

We’re back at it again! We will be joining the FIWARE Tech Summit this week in Malaga, where we will be demonstrating our innovative air pollution monitoring system; Bettair.

The summit will bring together leading developers, start-ups and companies from the worlds of Smart Cities, Internet of Things and Open Source. The 2 days of presentations, workshops and guest speakers are aimed at sharing the experience and knowledge of the FIWARE community, promoting FIWARE technology and demonstrating its many applications.

Ateknea will be taking part in this exciting event, demonstrating Bettair as a ‘powered by FIWARE’ solution and sharing our experience working with the technology.

An inspiring 3 days at the Smart City Expo World Congress!

It has been an exciting and inspiring 3 days at the Smart City Expo World Congress!

Josep Perelló, managing director of Ateknea Solutions, had the opportunity to present our innovative air quality monitoring solution Bettair, as one of the winners of Call for Solutions. We received interest from many cities and integrators looking to incorporate the benefits Bettair provides, to help them improve the lives of their citizens by effectively applying actions to mitigate air pollution with highly accurate real-time data.

Ateknea and Bettair were featured at 3 different stands throughout the congress thanks to FIWARE, the Generalitat de Catalunya and SCEWC Call for Solutions. We were able to demonstrate the Bettair platform to many cities, representatives and citizens, sharing ideas and making connections with potential clients and partners from around the globe. Ateknea also showcased the technological and business consultancy services we offer to European companies interested in taking their innovations to the next level.

For more information about the other services Ateknea Solutions has to offer and Bettair please visit ateknea.com and bettaircities.com.

You can also find us at the FIWARE summit later this month in Malaga.