Startup in Residence participant SecGroep will work together with the City of Groningen for the next two years, to roll out and test Sensoty, the management system they developed. With sensors above and underground, the system constantly checks the soil conditions of the Noorderplantsoen. Based on the data, Sensoty gives advice on protection measures during events and busy warm days.
After six months of workshops, meetings, mentor sessions and prototype building, the startups got to show off their progress last week, at the Startup in Residence Demo Day. In a packed Groninger Forum, six out of the eight selected companies shared their experiences and showed their progress. Here are the highlights:
No shortage of beautiful parks in Groningen. Home to many festivals and cultural events, but also the place to chill during warm and sunny days. However, maintenance and cleaning up is costly, not to mention the need to protect the grass, trees and other plant life against an increasing number of visitors. Startup in Residence participant SecGroep uses sensors to monitor the soil and crowds and use the data to help prevent damage and make maintenance easier.