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About the company

Type
Non-profit project

Members type
innovator

Headquarters
75017 Paris, France

Company size
10

Founders
Ludovic Le Moan & Christophe Fourtet

Founded
2009

SDG's

  • Clean water and sanitation

  • Affordable and clean energy

  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure

  • Sustainable cities and communities

  • Responsible consumption and production


Social

Website
sigfoxfoundation.org

Alliance member

Sigfox Foundation


We give a voice to the vulnerable planet and human living with connected low power and low cost sensors.

Sigfox is a unique and global network dedicated to the The Internet of Things, listening and emitting trillions of signals, turning them into cloud-based data. Sigfox Foundation is using this new type of connectivity to create viable solutions and is offering them whether it's urgent : safety research in Antarctica, the protection of endangered species in Africa, and the detection of earthquakes in Latin America.

Offers

New monitoring of Antarctica

Description
We offer a new solution to monitor Antartica using low power sensors, thanks to the very long range Sigfox network.

The Sigfox Foundation and the Princess Elisabeth Station, property of Belgium State, have partnered in 2016 to secure a 45 researchers expedition in Antartica. Sigfox network has been deployed in few hours with only 2 base stations to track people throughout GPS trackers with years of autonomy ( trackers provided by Sensolus). The low power system has been also used to track equipments, and gave a lot of ideas to scientists for Antarctic research, based on many types of sensors, enriching new measurements.

Available in
Antarctica,

Categories of application
Clean water and sanitation, Affordable and clean energy, Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible consumption and production

Sector of application
Water distribution and use, Energy distribution & management, Freight transportation, Materials and chemistry, Industrial processes, Communities infrastructures, Building and shelters, Primary resources management

Status
Tested implementation


Now Rhinos Speak

Description
We have invented a new way to protect wild rhinos in Africa, throughout a new low power and less intrusive device.

Partnering with a group of rhinos experts (Lowveld Rhino Trust, Save The Rhino and International Rhino Foundation), we have created a new tracking system to help rangers to better monitor the animals, at remote. We have prototyped a small tracker giving 3 GPS signals per day, installed in the horn, able to send positions few years without battery contraints.

Available in
Eastern Africa,

Categories of application
Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible consumption and production

Sector of application
Communities infrastructures, Primary resources management

Status
Implemented


Seismic Alert in Mexico

Description
Mexico is facing a major seismic risk, and we offer a new early-stage monitoring of seismic activity.

Current devices deployed are not effective to prevent the population from an imminent earthquake. These are often expensive, and it drives a lot of contraints to be massively densified. Part of that, the information of a seismic alert is not well-located, and is sometimes giving a poor information, for instance gelolocalization of the episode.The issue is to better get weak signals through a large density of sensors, better refining and analysing the data collected from sensors. What is expected is to transform this data into an alert. Sigfox Foundation, using the low power and long range Sigfox network, is developing a new seismic alert system, based on : – Low power sensors – Specific algorithm – SMS alert based on real time and geolocated data This project is a Mexican-French collaboration between Sigfox/IoTnet Mexico (network), 42 Silicon Valley (algorithm, hardware), XBrain (predictive analysis) and Mexican Seismology institutions.

Available in
Mexico,

Categories of application
Sustainable cities and communities, Responsible consumption and production

Sector of application
Communities infrastructures, Primary resources management

Status
R&D