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RoboticsCats is among the Top 50 startups for the 4YFN Awards 2023

The 4YFN Awards is a global startup competition aimed at finding the best digital startups around the globe. It is the highest official recognition offered exclusively to startups during MWC Barcelona 2023. 

Fig 1: RoboticsCats is one of Top 50 startups for the 4YFN Awards 2023

This year, 4YFN received hundreds of startup applications from no less than 49 countries around the world, an all-times record for the organisation. We are thrilled to have been selected as part of the exclusive Top 50 startups list, reserved for companies who ranked at the top on criteria including innovation, soundness, traction, potential, impact and fit. 

Humanising Technology, 4YFN 2023 event theme, speaks about Startups as a force of disruption. The event will showcase and debate how entrepreneurs and their ecosystems can build a more humane technological playing field to solve society’s current and upcoming challenges. We are 100% on board with this mission and are pleased to have the chance to form part of this journey.

On Friday Nov 11, 2022, 4YFN will be announcing the 5 finalists of the competition, chosen by a panel of industry experts and investors from organisations like Playfair Capital, LUMO labs, Draper B1, Harbinger VC, GSMA Foundry, Seaya and others. Stay tuned to the announcements here and on 4YFN social media channels.

Fig 2: We deployed the world’s first AI wildfire detection software-as-a-service over 5G network at Big Tree Animal Sanctuary and Adoption Centre in March 2021

We are a digital and mobile startup. Our first product is the Insight Globe Mobile (IGM) app launched in February 2020, six months after we founded the company. IGM empowers InsightFD wildfire detection system customers to easily receive and use image-based wildfire detection alerts on their smartphones

The COVID-19 outbreak accelerated our mobile-first strategy. We launched our consumer product ReportFires web app in March and the ReportFires app on Kickstarter in October 2020 respectively. ReportFires is a free crowdsourcing platform to facilitate people to report and receive wildfire outbreak locations. Modern map app design, single hand operation which takes less than three seconds to report and share wildfire location.

We built and installed the world’s first AI wildfire detection service-as-as-service deployment at Big Tree Animal Sanctuary and Adoption Centre in March 2021. We connect AXIS Communications HD and 4K surveillance cameras to a congestion-free 5G network via a Netgear Nighthawk M5 router. The animal center users use ReportFires app to receive detection alerts. The design and lessons learned in serving this non-profit customer became the foundation of our LookOut wildfire detection SaaS.

Between June and September 2021, we implemented our first and second international LookOut customers at Piriapolis in Uruguay and Barra do Garcas in Brazil. They are innovators. We shared their success stories at the UNEP Modern Technologies for Disaster Management Webinar on 28th September 2021. Since then we have been working with customers to use LookOut service to protect forests, communities, and infrastructure in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Fig 3: Serra Azul State Park in Barra do Garcas, Brazil, is using LookOut wildfire detection SaaS to protect the park and the city.

We focus on global partnerships in 2022 to innovate faster and better. We team up with startup communities, research institutes, and NGOs to add new capabilities to the LookOut platform. One new tool is our LookOut Cam app which turns an Android phone into an image input device for our LookOut wildfire detection SaaS. We demonstrated the prototype at the 5G International Exchange Forum in Vienna.

Top 50 startups for the 4YFN23 Awards is a strong encouragement to our digital and mobile-first strategies over the last few years! Kudos to our customers and partners. We work together to build the world’s most mobile-friendly wildfire detection solutions. It is a long and rewarding journey: Hong Kong, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, USA, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Mozambique, Latvia, Greece, Portugal, and Spain.

Our LookOut Cam app, LookOut wildfire detection SaaS, and ReportFires app provide an end-to-end mobile AI wildfire detection solution. It empowers users to use our technologies at their fingertips. All we need is an internet-connected smartphone.

Register your free LookOut wildfire detection SaaS trial account and download LookOut Cam app now

By Andre Cheung

I am lucky working in the ICT industry in the past 20 years to collaborate with colleagues, partners and customers to use technologies to change the way we work, live, play and learn! I have strong interests in cloud computing, AI and information security. “It is the technologies marry with liberal arts, marry with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing!”

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