Entries by James Watson

Semios Ready to Rocket

Semios Selected to the 2014 Ready to Rocket List Vancouver, Canada – Semios, a Vancouver company that has introduced wireless technologies to agricultural pest management, has been named to the 2014 Ready to Rocket list. The recognition features the top technology companies in BC that are poised to capitalize on growth trends in the technology […]

Wireless connections open new era for pest control

Vancouver company using pheromones, cellphones, algorithms to protect orchards, vineyards Michael Gilbert knows which way the wind is blowing. Gilbert’s company, SemiosBIO, is using wireless communication to change the way the world grows fruit and nuts. If they’re successful – and early indications are very positive – Canada could show the world how to build […]

With mobile tech, Canada can’t afford to be complacent

“Fortunately, some Canadian firms are demonstrating such boldness. Take Semios. With locations in Vancouver and Ontario’s Vineland region, the company has developed a disruptive wireless M2M pest control system. Combining networked devices, data management and wireless technologies, it enables farmers to protect crops using pheromones as opposed to harmful pesticides. It is a technology that enhances […]

Vancouver agri-tech startup Semios wins big at international awards

A Vancouver-based startup has won a $285,000 award from U.S. telecom giant Verizon for its pesticide-free pest management system for farms. Semios Technologies was the only Canadian finalist in the Verizon Powerful Answers Award, which was presented at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas which ran from January 7 to 10, 2014. Semios’ system […]

VentureLabs client Semios wins Verizon prize

Semios Technologies, a client of the SFU-affiliated VentureLabs® business accelerator program, has won a $285,000 Verizon Powerful Answers Award for its high-tech pesticide-free agricultural pest management system. Using wireless networks and integrated devices such as farm-based weather stations and camera-enabled traps, the system lets growers use non-toxic pheromones—the chemicals insects secrete to communicate with each […]

Semios A Winner in Verizon’s $10M Powerful Answers Award Competition

Semios a Winner in Verizon’s $10M Powerful Answers Award Competition Vancouver, Canada – Semios, a Vancouver company that has introduced wireless technologies to agricultural pest management, is a winner in global Verizon Powerful Answers Award. The final results, including a $285,000 prize for Semios, were announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las […]

Semios a Top-Five Finalist in Verizon’s $10M Global Innovation Competition

Semios a Top-Five Finalist in Verizon’s $10M Global Innovation Competition Vancouver, Canada – Semios, a Vancouver company that has introduced innovative, wireless technologies to agricultural pest management, has been selected as the lone Canadian finalist for the global Verizon “Powerful Answers Award.” The competition, run by American cell phone giant Verizon, will award $10M to […]

Vancouver-based Semios a Finalist in Verizon’s $10M Global Innovation Competition

Vancouver-based Semios a Finalist in Verizon’s $10M Global Innovation Competition Vancouver, Canada – Semios, a Vancouver company that has introduced innovative, wireless technologies to agricultural pest control, has been selected as the lone Canadian finalist for the global Verizon “Powerful Answers Award.” The competition, run by American cell phone giant Verizon, will award $10M to […]

Semios: Big Data and Digitizing the Farm

Since 1793 the Old Farmer’s Almanac is probably best known for it’s sunrise tables and planting charts. For many farmers, the Almanac has been providing useful information, and also removing some uncertainty, for a business where success can be forged or shattered by the whims of Mother Nature. While some farmers today still swear by […]

Mating-Disrupting Pheromone Technology Reduces Chemical Pesticide Use in Canadian Orchards

Vancouver’s semiosBIO Technologies gets $2.8 million investment from Sustainable Development Technology Canada VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Feb. 15, 2013) – Well, the fruit-eating moths who want to mate won’t be happy about it, but fruit eaters and Canada’s orchard growers will be, as Vancouver’s semiosBIO Technologies received a $2.8 million investment from Sustainable Development Technology […]