KrattWorks won Spanish-Portuguese Accelerathon’s challenge in “Innovation and cooperation against climate change” category!
10 May 2021
Estonian technology company KrattWorks won Spanish-Portuguese Accelerathon’s challenge in “Innovation and cooperation against climate change” category!
The “Spain-Portugal Accelerathon: innovation and cooperation against Covid-19 and climate change” searches for new ways to solve the Alentejo-Algarve-Andalusia Euroregion (AAA Euroregion) challenges in two categories: COVID-19 and climate change.
KrattWork’s technology helps to fight climate change by early detection and efficient monitoring of landscape fires. The unlimited operational range of the drone allows the use in remote locations and over long distances. Onboard artificial intelligence and machine vision technology enable more efficient fire line detection and provide real-time situational awareness for firefighters. Thanks to early detection, fires are put out more quickly, resulting in reduced damage to forests and habitats.
In his talk during the closing ceremony, the KrattWorks CEO Mattias Luha said that their mission "is to reduce the impact that we as humans have on the climate." He emphasized that the global amount of CO2 emitted by forest fires equals 500 million tons every year and KrattWorks mission is to reduce the total global emissions by 1%.
The aim of KrattWorks is to help fight fire disasters all over the world by giving the fire fighters a better understanding where the fire is and where it will most likely spread.
The innovation program was organized by Finnova (European Foundation for the Financing of Innovation) together with the Regional Government of Andalusia to promote innovative technologies in the Alentejo-Algarve-Andalusia Euroregion in the fight against COVID-19 and climate change. The opening and closing of the webinar was hosted by Mr. José Enrique Millo, Secretary General for Foreign Action of the Andalusian Government.