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Two new start-ups enter the Czech ESA BIC space incubator

The start-ups analyse ocean observation data and measure stress

Numer8 and Entrant are the next two startups to enter the Czech branches of the ESA BIC incubator. Numer8 will further develop its business in Prague, while Entrant will be at the Brno branch, which is operated by the South Moravian Innovation Agency. Over the next two years, the two companies will be able to use the know-how that the European Space Agency (ESA) has in this area. Today, CzechInvest officially introduced both startups at the annual End of Year conference of the ESA BIC Prague space incubator held at the Prague Planetarium.

With its O’fish application, the Indian company Numer8 wants to prevent overfishing and support smaller fishermen. Based on Earth observation using satellite navigation data, the application is able to determine suitable locations for fishing and, at the same time, conceal them in the application in the event that too many boats appear at the given location. The project is currently being tested in India and Sri Lanka. A start-up with a similar product won the Copernicus Masters competition in London last year and was also selected as one of the top five projects for the UN World Food Programme.

Entrant, which was established as a spin-off of Masaryk University, monitors and interprets stress in fields where assessment of stress levels is of key importance – in the training of astronauts, pilots and soldiers. In the future, the company would also like to focus on doctors and top athletes. The company uses an innovative algorithm that it developed, thanks to which it can effectively evaluate the impact of stress on performance in situations where there are major time constraints and little room for error. No such instrument currently exists. During the company’s incubation at ESA BIC, its team plans to create the first prototype of the device and carry out miniaturisation of the stressmeter.





 

Source: www.czechinvest.org
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