Gates Foundation awards the ‘Global Grand Challenge’ grant

We were awarded the grant “Global Grand Challenge” by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop miniaturized, maintenance-free zero-power chemical sensors for pest and disease monitoring.

“Manual surveillance is time-consuming and requires prior knowledge of disease symptoms. Automated, sensor-based crop surveillance is far more effective, but relatively expensive, and the sensors constantly consume power, making them unsuitable for low-resource settings. They will develop a low-energy sensor-based monitoring system by exploiting a recently developed technology that comprises a micromechanical switch made of two cantilever beams.”


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