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Bettair and Ateknea speak at MAPAMA’s air quality event

As one of the leading air quality sensor technologies in the market today, Bettair Cities and Ateknea were invited to take part in an event, organised by MAPAMA (the Spanish ministry for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment), specifically dedicated to discussing the current state-of-development of low-cost sensors for air quality and their possible applications in today’s society.

Over the past ten years, significant progress has been made in the field of low-cost air quality sensors, but limitations in terms of accuracy and the ability for measurement in real-time on a mass scale have stood in the way of any low-cost, high-performing air quality sensor taking the place of the reference equipment currently used for legislative purposes relating to air quality.

This will not be the case for long.

The Spanish academic-scientific and administrative-technical communities in the field decided the moment had come to organize an event: a day of information and debate on the use of and applications for low-cost sensors in today’s society. The leading companies providing these types of sensors and networks, including Bettair and Ateknea, were invited to present their products and applications, and to discuss the current situation with air quality experts from different administrations, universities, and research centres. They covered the following topics:

  • Integrated products and systems (sensor networks, data presentation software and associated air quality mapping), accuracy, precision, sensitivity, errors, and prices, (advantages, and limitations).
  • The main applications which low cost, high tech sensors can contribute in terms of air quality management.

Undoubtedly, it was an excellent opportunity for Bettair Cities to explain how its novel smart city technology provides a highly efficient and large-scale pollution-mapping tool for big cities.

Find out more about Bettair’s revolutionary technology and its potential here.

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).