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Global Startup Heat Map: 5 Top Startups developing Temperature Sensor Solutions
The 5 startups you will explore below are chosen based on our data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and relevance of technology, among others. This analysis is based on the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering over 1.3 million startups & scaleups globally.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights the 5 startups & scaleups our Innovation Researchers curated for this report. Moreover, you get insights into regions that observe a high startup activity and the global geographic distribution of the 200 companies we analyzed for this specific topic.
Haptica develops Semiconductor Temperature Sensors
Temperature sensors monitor the temperature in data centers, server rooms, and other industrial settings. The thermal properties of semiconductors vary linearly with temperature, enabling their use as temperature sensors. They are inexpensive, rugged, and, most importantly, easy to interface on integrated circuit (IC) boards. Startups are working on telecommunication solutions that transmit data from semiconductor temperature sensors to monitor Internet of Things (IoT)-based applications.
Italian startup Haptica creates semiconductor strain and temperature gauges, transducers, and wireless sensor systems. The startup’s miniaturized, ultra-sensitive temperature sensors are easily applicable to any interface or device. The sensors are strain insensitive, stable, and produce a linear response over a wide temperature range. Moreover, they offer a very fast response with ultra-low power consumption.
Skylo works with Machine Data
All machines have an optimal thermal range in which they work best. In other cases, the optimal temperature is necessary to provide comfort or to avoid spoilage. Temperature sensors therefore continuously collect machine data to provide managers with full visibility into the thermal state of their machines. This real-time information further provides transparency and reduces the risk of adverse events.
The US-based startup Skylo creates sensor networks for machine data. The Skylo Hub connects up to 50 sensors at once through both wired and wireless means and transmits this data through Skylo Network’s satellites. The sensors are applicable in the agriculture, logistics, and railway industries where they monitor ambient temperature for farming, transport of perishable cargo, and comfort in individual train coaches.
Interpolation creates Temperature and Humidity Sensors
Other than temperature, humidity is the most commonly measured environmental variable for industrial applications. Since temperature affects humidity, most solutions, including weather stations, measure both of these variables. Temperature/humidity sensors combine the measurement of the two parameters in a single solution, allowing users to avoid additional integration solutions. Startups are building IoT solutions that use these sensors for monitoring both industrial and commercial indoor spaces.
Interpolation is a Japanese startup that provides IoT-based solutions to businesses. The startup’s autonomous system, Green Comfort, monitors ambient temperature and humidity at multiple sites. It uses a long-range wide area network (LoRaWAN) or the Sigfox network for data transmission. The solution provides safe access to key IoT data for optimal equipment supervision and automated diagnostics.
LOKA builds Asset Monitoring Solutions
The temperature of machines and other assets is often a proxy of machine health. Early identification of irregular temperatures is crucial to avoid industrial asset damage. Startups combine temperature sensors and wireless communication to develop solutions for real-time asset monitoring. These sensors are configurable to send alarms when the temperature rises above or falls below a certain threshold.
The British startup LOKA develops IoT solutions that use wireless sensors for asset monitoring. LOKA PRIMIS combines sensors for temperature and acceleration with an optional geographical positioning system (GPS) and external temperature sensors. The sensors also feature the startup’s proprietary GeoLOKation technology that uses signal strength and location of WiFi and Sigfox base stations to determine position without GPS. This enables LOKA’s low-power, low-cost sensors to constantly sense the environment temperature.
Swift Sensors focuses on Cold Chain Monitoring
In logistics, temperature sensors are perhaps the most crucial for cold chain monitoring in the transport of temperature-sensitive cargo. For pharma and food, regular logging of container temperature is required for regulatory compliance. Manual recording and logging is also time-consuming and needs multiple entries into the container. Startups are using temperature sensors to provide integrated platforms for cold chain monitoring and to take corrective action in case of a breach.
US startup Swift Sensors combines plug-and-play sensors, wireless connectivity, and cloud-based software for industrial automation applications. The startup’s sensors automatically monitor and record temperature in real-time for round-the-clock compliance. The startup offers a Refrigeration Package that bundles 4 sensors, a gateway device, and cloud software. Further, the wireless sensors don’t need any configuration and are installed in minutes.
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