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Neve Technologies Inc. consists of a group of seasoned business professionals, scientists and engineers with significant knowledge and skills in the innovation and commercialization space. We focus on hardware product development and manufacturing whilst integrating novel software solutions to bring products to market.

The team has over 75 yrs combined experience in several industries globally where we have developed products and launched startups in the printed electronic and advanced materials for device fabrication.
Neve Technologies Inc. was established in 2018 and is focused on the IOT, sensor industries to solve automation issues by adopting digital transformation tools.

Neve has developed a sensor solution to improve productivity in animal farming practitioners in their water consumption around the clock. Based on industry intelligence and the market pull, there has been a significant need to improve efficiency and productivity in traditional farming operations. Based on Neve's technology solution, we are able to provide automation and digitization that answers this pain in this global industry. The sensor node, which is an IoT solution, answers most of the issues that specifically addresses animal hydration and health.

Our primary objective is to commercialize the sensor node which includes the following.

We build a product as an MVP, and we evaluate the MVP with our OEM partner, Canarm in Ontario, as part of the critical engineering qualification process for the OEM's customers, who will adopt the product into their operations. In summary, based on these steps we are collecting data and results to start our commercialization process. This means identifying and selecting contract manufacturing partners and certification of the device for the various global jurisdictions, such as, Europe, Asia, Africa. Also, addressing the quality control processes to improve our yields and performance of the product. We want to establish a feedback loop in the engineering review to evaluate the performance of the product in operation and the improvement and optimization of our costing model.
Neve has developed and created a solution based on IoT to monitor animals' water level and water temperature at the animals' water trough. The system, called a sensor node, comprises a smart board running firmware which accepts the sensor data and transmits that data by Lorawan to a gateway located in a central location, such as a barn. That gateway then communicates by wifi to a cloud backend, which stores the data and makes it available in JSON format. Neve has built an android app which pulls that data and displays it to the farmer on their handheld device. The solution enables farmers to use data which instantaneously helps them to just in time manage the water temperature and water level across the property in a more efficient manner.

The project meets the program priorities by being clean, fuel cost effective, and allows the farmer to save the manifestation of hydration related disease by reporting the water characteristics to the farmer throughout the day.
The baseline scenario currently across farms worldwide is that the farmers have to manually check hundreds of water troughs in a large area of the farm which consumes a large amount of effort, in all types of weather. This also consumes a lot of fuel and generates Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. Neve's technology solution (sensor node IoT) will replace this manual, inefficient labour intensive operation with an automated and digitally enabled process to improve efficiency and productivity on any farm with respect to hydration of animals as part of their well-being and quality of their products.

Traditionally, farm operations are fuel intensive and there hasn't been any move to address GHG impact in the farming sector. One area of significant impact is the use of diesel and unleaded vehicles in the farming sector.
The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre was founded in 2009 as a collaborative initiative of Alberta Municipalities, Rural Municipalities of Alberta and the Government of Alberta. They suggest the formula for GHG emissions is Activity(A) x Emissions Factor(EF) = GHG Emissions. Using the reference below, and the full tank of a Kubota ATV, we get: 32.5545 L x 2307.12 g/L (CO2 + CH4 + N2O) = 75,107.1380 g GHG Emissions. This is for 1 day! With our innovation, we can reduce this to as little as 17,466.7902 g GHG Emissions, for 2 miles of travel, so a reduction of GHG Emissions of 57,640.3478 g/day! This amounts to our innovation reducing GHG Emissions by 77%/day.

There are two factors which are directly impacted by Neve's technology solution.
  • By monitoring the animals' water quality, their health is maintained by assuring that their water temperature is correct, which enables them to drink the water regularly. This solution directly reduces the need for veterinary requirements.
  • Also, the need for using resources, that is, fuel, in order to travel and service water troughs across large distances, is reduced using Neve's technology solution. In fact, the estimated fuel economy of an ATV is 7 mpg, with a fuel tank capacity of 8.6 gallons. That means it can travel 60.2 miles. If the travel distance to a trough is 1 mile, it can service at most 30 troughs (2 miles round trip). At the current cost of fuel in BC of $1.68 per liter, then the cost of 60 miles is CAN $57.792/day (or CAN $1618.176/month or CAN $19,418.112 per year, for one ATV). Neve can provide a savings of, if the farmer only needs to check one trough 1 mile away (2 mile round-trip), 97% (it only costs $1.9264/day). Neve's innovation can drop the fuel costs to the farmer to $647.2704/year.

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Gregory Mohammed
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