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Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Internet of Things Solutions out of 338
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2.093.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 338 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 utility startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 333 Internet of Things solutions impacting utilities, get in touch.
AquaRealTime provides a Water Contamination Detection System
Harmful algal blooms poison water supplies and devastate fishing. Controlling algal blooms requires early warning and monitoring systems in water utilities. However, the currently deployed sensors are bulky, non-feasible, and do not provide essential data about the water area. To this avail, startups are developing IoT-enabled water contamination detection systems.
US-based startup AquaRealTime provides an IoT-based detection and monitoring system for water contamination. The startup’s lightweight sensor measures green algae, blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), turbidity, and temperature. The sensor streams live data, displays graphs, color-coded gauges, and sends customized notifications at action thresholds. This enables stakeholders to reduce operational expenses, protect public health, and prevent environmental damages.
Smart Cylinders offers Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Cylinder Monitoring
LPG and industrial gases are essential for commercial, agricultural, horticultural, and manufacturing applications. However, the gas cylinder transport and distribution systems have a massive carbon footprint. Moreover, as delivery logistics rely on manual operations, the distribution systems are also expensive, ineffective, and outdated. This is why startups are developing IoT-enabled sensor technology to optimize gas delivery logistics.
Norwegian startup Smart Cylinders provides an IoT solution for gas suppliers. The startup’s solution enables monitoring of remaining gas in LPG cylinders and transmits the data to a web portal that enables streamlining logistics and reduces administrative costs. The plug & play sensor is made from recyclable aluminum and features wireless GSM/LTE connectivity for stable communication and data transfer. This startup’s solution enables LPG providers to optimize routes and monitor consumers’ LPG consumption.
EonsFleet builds a Diesel Generator Monitoring System
Many businesses, industries, restaurants, and hospitals use diesel generators as backup power. However, manual monitoring of fuel levels, fuel consumption, battery voltage, and the coolant level is challenging and often hazardous. IoT sensors monitor various parameters more effectively. Therefore, startups are developing IoT-based fuel monitoring solutions.
Nigerian startup EonsFleet provides an IoT-enabled diesel generator fuel monitoring system. The startup’s solution uses integrated sensors to collect generator parameters data like fuel levels, oil pressure, engine temperature, generated output power, and more. It then generates reports on the consumption of fuel, which helps operators and authorized users to determine the condition of the generator. Besides, the system automatically sends notifications for automatic maintenance alerts through texts and emails.
Sensiot enables Wastewater Management
Presently, monitoring wastewater systems requires manual inspection, and their management generally happens after a breakage. Sensors, on the contrary, enable continuous monitoring and facilitate proactive control. This is why startups are developing IoT-enabled wastewater management systems.
Turkish startup Sensiot provides an IoT-based wastewater monitoring and management system. The startup’s system manages sensor devices at various points, including at manholes. The system processes data from sensors, detecting potential problems in the wastewater disposal system before they reach a critical level. This enables utility companies to take pre-emptive actions.
CUBi Energia facilitates Energy Management
Presently, industrial energy management is challenging. A major reason for this is that it is difficult to apportion costs based on consumption by different entities. Networks of connected sensors enable comprehensive management of energy consumption. This is why startups are developing IoT-based energy management solutions.
Brazilian startup CUBi Energia provides IoT-based energy monitoring and management solutions for commercial and industrial applications. The startup’s hardware-agnostic solution provides information regarding electricity consumption and cost apportionment of separate sectors or products in real-time. This enables efficient real-time tracking of energy consumption as well as identifies energy-saving opportunities.
Discover more Utility Startups
Startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on grid monitoring, advanced analytics, and predictive analytics. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing utilities, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more utility technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download one of our free Industry Innovation Reports to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.