When I attended the Stockholm Cleantech Venture Day I realized a new cleantech business that I think will become big business: Canary’s solutions. Why?
Canaries were once regularly used in coal mining as an early warning system. Toxic gases such as carbon monoxide and methane in the mine would kill the bird before affecting the miners. Wikipedia.org
The way we treat Mother Earth, the planet might become toxic just like the old mine. I met a company that had the solution to indicate if the environment is safe ore not, SenSiC. I spontaneously said to them: “So you sell Canaries?” I wasn’t sure if they had that in mind when they developed their innovation, but still it is and will be an enormous market. Their innovation will be built in into cars, watches and all traffic systems – everywhere where we live and want to survive. Canaries do make sense even if you’re not an engineer – an early bird singing a song of warning.