World leaders, innovators and government officials are in Egypt this week for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), where digital solutions are set to take center stage. From crop sensor technology to environmental monitoring and asset tracking, digital innovations are helping businesses and governments alike curb emissions and drive sustainability in daily operations.
Here's a look at a few of the digital solutions on display at COP27.
Wiliot's Asset Tracking Technology
Wiliot is showcasing its asset tracking and "ambient computing" technology. Dubbed the IoT Pixel and Cloud Platform, the tech offers full transparency throughout the supply chain, enabling products to transmit real-time data on their location, temperature, carbon footprint and more. Businesses can then use this information to make more informed decisions to reduce their carbon footprint.
The technology works by attaching postage stamp-sized trackers to an item and connecting it to a network. These battery-free devices power themselves by harvesting ambient radio waves, making them deployable in any location.
We applaud the U.N. and the COP27 for now also recognizing supply chain efficiency as a fundamental lever in advancing global sustainability," said Steve Statler, Wiliot senior vice president of marketing and ESG. "Trillions of things flow through our supply chains every day – a number that will only increase as billions of new people enter the middle class, with more disposable income and purchasing power."
Beewise's Robotic Beehive
Established with a mission to halt and reverse climate-caused damages to bee habitats and behavior, Beewise uses robotics and AI to enable autonomous beekeeping and optimize pollination.
The company's solar-powered robotic beehive, the Beehome, monitors and optimizes the conditions of the hive and the colony within it, regulating its temperature, alerting beekeepers when honey is ready for harvesting, and monitoring for the presence of pesticides or pests. The smart hive also provides food for the bees in time of stress or low external supplies.
CEO Saar Safra says Beewise is "the only company on the planet that is deploying precision robotics in tandem with the world's most innovative technologies including AI and computer vision in order to save the bees."