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 Vegas.
Semios’ “Powerful Answer” is a pest control system that utilizes wireless networks and integrated devices
across agricultural crops. The Semios technologies enable growers to utilize non-toxic pheromones for
pest control, greatly reducing or eliminating the need for toxic pesticides.
“Semios is extremely pleased with this result in Verizon’s Powerful Answers Award,” said Dr. Michael
Gilbert, Founder and CEO of Semios. “In the past 2 years of field testing in North America and Europe
we have proven that better information from the field improves a grower’s ability to manage pests across
their crop. Recognition of our solutions in this forum is inspiring. We are very proud of the work the
Semios team has accomplished to date and look forward to great progress with the assistance of this
Award in 2014.”
The Verizon Powerful Answers Award was a competition seeking innovative technologies to solve some
of the world’s most pressing problems in the areas of healthcare, education and sustainability. Semios
participated in the sustainability category. In total, $10 Million was awarded to the top 15 winners, five in
each category, after a selection process that included some 1300 entries and in-person pitches for the top
30 finalists. Semios was the lone Canadian finalist in the competition.
More information on the award and the results can be found at:
Founded in 2010, Vancouver-based Semios (SemiosBIO Technologies Inc.) is a Canadian company
offering real-time information and precision pest management tools for agriculture. Powerful, secure
online software integrates weather and pest monitoring with remotely-controlled mating disruption. The
Semios platform combines hardware and software to enable farms to make decisions that preserve and
increase crop value.
Semios (SemiosBIO Technologies Inc.)
Michael Gilbert, PhD
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
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