Thematic areas: Innovations, Environment protection, Aquaculture.
Aquaculture is a major industry in Egypt and vulnerable to a wide range of factors, including water pollution.
In 2013, the Conative Labs (a technology start-up based in Egypt), developed Nilebot a system that measures the effects of pollution in real time and transmits that data to farmers so they can be more proactive to find solutions. The solution helps fish farms to raise the productivity, achieve higher feed conversion ratio and growth rates, facilitate management and monitoring the fish farm and ensure the quality of farmed fish for human consumption.
Nilebot measures, records and sends the parameters that affect the condition of the water to a personal account that can be used on a Smart phone, Tablet or laptop at any time and from anywhere. In case of any sudden change in water quality and exceeding the safe ranges of any parameter of the parameters such as the concentration of dissolved oxygen, Nilebot sends a warning text message (SMS) to a mobile phone to make sure that a quick response will be taken to solve this problem.
Nilebot can be used with all kinds of farms (fish – shrimp) and in different environments (salty water-fresh water).
The solution helped to reduce operating costs of the fish farm by saving 33% of the fish feed and also to decrease the rate of pumping oxygen in average for 4-6 hours.
The solution received the following awards:
- Injaz Egypt 2015: 2nd place.
- Eitesal Best Entrepreneurial Project in ICT sector (2015)
- Orange Developer Challenge (2015): Nilebote won the first place in Egypt and the second place in worldwide.
- Cairo Maker Hackthon (2015): Nilebote won the first place.
- Sha3`al (2015): Nilebot was one of the winning projects.
Partners: GAFI, GAFRD, Ministry Of State For Environmental Affairs, Bedaya Egypt, orange, Egypt Innovate, Nahdet El Mahrousa, Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, EBNI Incubator, Aquatics.