Evvos participated in the finals of the StartUp Europe Awards, supported by the European Commission and the Finnova Foundation. The Luxembourg startup won the first place in the agritech category. Evvos designed and developed OneSense Agriculture, a compact, cost-effective, battery-powered wireless data acquisition device that helps farmers use digital technologies to monitor and optimize their production processes. Clients can receive data regarding soil moisture, rain quantities and weather forecasts to better organize irrigation and save water. Information about wind speed can help them determine the best moment to spread fertilisers on the fields, an operation that becomes inefficient when the wind is blowing too strongly.
The start-up, which was created in 2015, develops its own hardware and firmware as well as its cloud integration services platform. It currently processes millions of sensor messages transmitted over the Sigfox Low-Power Wide-Area Network. After processing, sensor data is sent to the cloud platform, and clients can then use the company’s API and relay services to create their own applications. OneSense Agriculture is cost-effective and allows connecting multiple sensors to one single device. The energy consumption is very low, and batteries can potentially last for several years.