Startups from Uruguay and the US are due to provide innovative safety and environmental solutions for mining as part of Ennomotive’s Acciona I’MNOVATION program.
The program, which aims to create an impact in industries such as mining, renewable energy, and Smart Cities by solving innovation challenges with the help of startups, closed on November 28, with Miqrotech and Seglico chosen to build a pilot of their technologies after winning.
Over 160 technological startups from all over the world submitted entries, with 20 of them selected as finalists from countries such as Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Canada, the US, and Australia.
Two mining challenges particularly stood out, and their goal was to improve worker’s safety and protect the environment in this industry, Ennomotive said.
The Uruguay-based startup, Seglico, with its occupational safety management solution, was the winner of the challenge about monitoring the health parameters of mining and construction workers. This company has an app that registers in a smartphone the vital signs captured by the worker’s wearables, according to Ennomotive.
The US-based startup, Miqrotech, is to provide a sensorisation solution for tailings and copper concentrates pipes, which has already been successfully implemented in the oil and gas sector. This company, headquartered in Tampa, Florida, uses IoT devices to monitor different parameters such as pressure, temperature, or humidity in the pipes to predict leakage using an AI system, Ennomotive said.
Currently, the winning startups are in the middle of a piloting process that will go on until May 2020 where they will adapt their technologies and undergo real tests on site, according to the organisation.
To read more about the winning startups, follow this link: https://www.ennomotive.com/winning-startups-acciona/