FREDSense Technologies, a startup that combines engineering and biology to detect chemicals in water using biosensors, was recently named one of ten companies entering Singularity University’s new accelerator program. Singularity University’s mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges. The university added the new startup accelerator to push technologies out of research facilities and into the real world.
FREDSense completed the e@UBC Genomics Accelerator program in 2013 and has worked hard to produce a working prototype of their technology. The team will move to Silicon Valley to learn how to turn their first prototype into a fully formed product as well as scale their business for remote water monitoring needs, such as effluent analysis or Fracking.