Jun 28, 2017Semios wins British Columbia Technology Impact Award
Vancouver, British Columbia-based Semios, a provider of a precision agriculture solution to growers of tree fruits and tree nuts, has been named “Most Promising Startup” at the 2017 BC Technology Impact Awards. The TIA’s are the largest and longest running technology award progr
am in British Columbia recognizing those companies with the greatest potential to impact their customers and the technology community in BC.
According to a news release, Semios improves sustainability and profitability through lowering dependency on pesticides, reducing crop management inputs and increasing the value of harvests through reduced loss or increased quality. Semios provides an in-field installation of network and sensors, cloud-based machine learning and predictive analytics, service and support.
“We are driven by a passion to help growers produce a better crop by giving them the tools to dynamically respond to in-field changes by leveraging real-time data delivered to their mobile phone.”, said Michael Gilbert, founder and CEO of Semios.
Semios is attempting to make an impact an industry known to be risk averse, resistant to unproven innovation and technological adoption. The evolution of agricultural practices is paramount to achieving the greater yields and reduced environmental impact required to sustain a global population soon to exceed 8 billion, Gilbert said. Constant assaults by indigenous and invasive insects, diseases, climate change and the loss of prime agricultural land mount daunting obstacles to today’s farmers.
The BC Tech Association is guided by its vision of making British Columbia the best place to grow a tech company. For more than 20 years, BC Tech (formerly the BCTIA) has been providing opportunities for the tech industry to collaborate, learn, and grow together. It is dedicated to connecting companies, developing talent, sharing stories, and advocating on behalf of tech companies to keep the industry thriving.
They serve as a platform to grow the tech ecosystem, building programs and initiatives that uphold their core values: Be of Service, Succeed Together, Pay it Forward.