Sensoneo amongst top 10 shortlisted innovations for the online Global Innovation Award co-created by Globally Connected Companies and the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.
The Global Innovation Award is the first online competition focused on bringing the world’s most sustainable innovations to the UAE, celebrating achievements in the field of innovative solutions that contribute to sustainable development.
The competition is organized by The UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and Globally Connected Companies, an affiliation of companies with a vision to make a positive impact on the planet.
More than 160 companies from 23 countries uploaded their innovative solution videos to Globally Great — an online platform focused on bringing the world’s most sustainable innovations to the UAE. The solutions were divided into 13 different categories. The Sensoneo smart waste management solution was listed in the Waste Management category.
MOCCAE and Globally Connected Companies selected the top 10 solutions out of all the applications that met the competition criteria the best: the ability to present a highly innovative solution to a pressing sustainability challenge, their alignment with UAE Vision 2021, the solution’s applicability to the UAE, and the capability of tackling the water-energy-food nexus. Sensoneo smart waste management was among the top 10. Robin Fraiture, Research and Development coordinator of Connected Companies commented: „We are truly inspired by Sensoneo and your team’s hard work. Your innovative way of handling waste management is leading us to a sustainable future.“
The final winner of the competition was Waste Transformers, a provider of small-scale waste to energy installations which generate energy from organic waste. They transform organic waste into green energy, recover water, and filter the valuable nutrients from the waste to be used as a natural fertilizer.
Through its unique smart waste management technology, Sensoneo is redefining the way waste is managed. Sensoneo provides cities and businesses with both sensorless and sensor-based smart waste solutions that enable users to manage waste cost and time efficiently, improve the environment and wellbeing of citizens. Its leading enterprise-grade waste management solution provides a robust, scalable, secure and easy to deploy solution hosted in MS Azure cloud, enabling high availability and redundancy.
Sensoneo designs, develops and produces several variants of in-house produced, smart fill-level sensors that are able to monitor any type of waste in any type of bin. Fill-level information is transferred via all currently available IoT networks (or GRPS/GSM) to Sensoneo software, where it is used to provide customers with data-driven decision-making capabilities and the optimization of waste collection routes, frequencies and vehicle loads. The Citizen app is a free mobile application that informs citizens of the nearest available empty bin, type of waste, actual fill-level, and directions.
Since 2015, the Sensoneo solution has managed to expand to 30 countries on 5 continents. Sensoneo received also other reputable awards including Microsoft Award in Public Administration & Smart city category and Vodafone’s Idea of the Year.