DCU Water Institute and Ambisense awarded Enterprise Ireland Small Business Innovation Research funding
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A DCU Water Institute collaboration with Ambisense – a company specialising in using technology to solve complex environmental problems – has been awarded Enterprise Ireland Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding.

The funding will allow this venture to conquer the smart city challenge of identifying and communicating bathing water quality to the general public.

DCU Water Institute intends on further developing its Colisense field test equipment.

Indicatory measure of E coli in bathing water


Created and designed in DCU’s Water Institute by Dr Ciprian Birciu under the supervision of DCU Water Institute director Prof Fiona Regan, Colisense can be used as a indicatory measure of E coli in bathing water.

DCU Water Institute has teamed up with Ambisense to develop and design a chip to ping results from Colisense to social media and beach websites.

CEO of Ambisense Stephen McNulty attended the award ceremony where all awardees gave a short pitch on their product/service.

DCU Water Institute and Ambisense will be trialling Colisense with the co-funders of this project, Waterford City Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, over the coming weeks.

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A DCU Water Institute collaboration with Ambisense - a company specialising in using technology to solve complex environmental problems - has been awarded Enterprise Ireland Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding. The funding will allow this venture to conquer the smart city challenge of identifying and communicating bathing water quality...