Blue I Wins Chief Scientist Grant for Smart Water Technology
Blue I Water Technologies, a global provider of online water quality analyzers and controllers, has been awarded a government grant from Israel’s Office of the Chief Scientist. The grant will support the development of Blue I’s Smart LEA water quality monitoring system for data-driven water distribution networks.
The company’s development plans for the Smart LEA include research and technological development, as well as on-site alpha and beta testing installations.
The Smart LEA (an acronym for Low Energy Analyzer) is a self-powered, low energy and multi-parameter online water quality monitoring device, specially designed with sensors that collect and transmit data to be used in smart water network management systems. The device is incorporated in Blue I’s strategy of integrating its quality analysis technologies in the growing world of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Blue I’s CEO Jacob Azran said, “The Israeli Office of the Chief Scientist is strongly committed to water technology innovation. We are grateful for this funding, which recognizes the importance of driving smart technology development in the global water industry.”
Mr. Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist at the Israel Ministry of Economy, added: “City utilities around the world are gradually implementing intelligent practices to improve water efficiency, services and quality for millions of city inhabitants. We believe that Blue I’s Smart LEA could be a key component for smart water networks worldwide.”