Oculyze launches Better Brewing BB 2.0 at BrauBeviale
November 2018: Oculyze today announced the launch of its latest technological innovation, the Oculyze Better Brewing (BB) 2.0, the lightest automated cell counter in the world today.
Oculyze wins gold medal prize for their hand-held microscope
Oculyze win a gold medal prize courtesy of the Intervitis Interfructa Hortitechnica. They will be showcasing their technology at the international technology trade fair and celebrating their accomplishment.
Oculyze gears up to showcase its latest technological innovation at BrauBeviale
Oculyze, a spinoff from the Technical University (TH) Wildau and the world’s premier platform for mobile image analysis, today announced that it would be participating at the forthcoming BrauBeviale trade fair to be held from the 13th to the 15th of November 2018 in Nuremberg. BrauBeviale is the world’s biggest capital goods fair for the beverage industry and specifically one of the most important European trade fairs for the production and marketing of beer and soft drinks. Oculyze will be exhibiting alongside various other young companies from Germany that develop innovative products and processes for the beverage industry as part of the exclusive line up of exhibitors making up the Innovation made in Germany Pavilion.
Automatic cell counting in the palm of your hand
“Counting yeast cells is one of the more tedious and repetitive tasks in the beer industry. It requires either a skilled professional to perform a manual count with a microscope and a hemocytometer or an expensive piece of equipment – or both. Challenges exist in this process, even for professionals performing a good cell count. Did I count that cell? Is that daughter cell 50 per cent the size of the mother cell or less? Should I count that blueish cell as alive or dead…”
Oculyze receives Phase 1 grant approval from European Union Horizon 2020 Program
Oculyze, a spinoff from the Technical University (TH) Wildau and the world’s premier platform for mobile image analysis, today announced that it had recently been awarded a Phase 1 grant of €50,000 by the prestigious European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program. In line with the requirements for obtaining the initial phase approval, Oculyze delivered a strategic presentation on the feasibility and commercial potential of its proprietary mobile microscopy solution for veterinarians and dairy farmers, enabling them to easily diagnose subclinical endometritis amongst dairy cattle with a high degree of accuracy on the farm itself within seconds, without having to lug around huge microscopes. Once treated, the affected cattle quickly recover and regain normal output levels, improving herd well-being and increasing farmer revenue.
Commenting on the recent development, Kilian Moser, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Oculyze said:
“It is truly an honor to qualify past phase 1 and to be counted amongst the chosen few, given the high level of competitive ideas and proposals submitted by our like-minded contemporaries from across the EU. This approval, reinforces our collective efforts at Oculyze and strengthens our commitment towards delivering on our vision to provide automated image analysis to anyone anywhere.
Our latest mobile microscopy innovation is based on the most sophisticated image recognition techniques developed inhouse and provides automatic data upload, storage, as well as results management within our easily accessible cloud-based system.
We are now gearing up towards delivering on our objectives to include prototyping, pilot lines and testing for performance and verification of data amongst others as part of receiving the next level of funding. On behalf of our co-founders, I take this opportunity to thank the EU and Horizon 2020 for their faith in our service and product and commit to continue the work on developing further innovative products.”
The Innovation Union is one of seven Europe 2020 strategy flagship initiatives, aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. One of the key goals of the Innovation Union is to transform Europe unto a world-class science performer with Horizon 2020 leading from the front as its financial instrument geared solely towards implementation. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation program, with nearly €80 billion in funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). The initiative was designed to fund excellent research and to deliver on innovation- taking research outcomes to the market in order to enhance the impacts of research investment.
Horizon 2020 brings together all existing EU research and innovation funding combining the funding previously separately available from the Framework Program for research and technological development (FP), the innovation-related activities of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Program (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
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Oculyze accepted into the German Accelerator Tech program in Silicon Valley
Wildau, April 27th 2018 – Oculyze GmbH, a cloud-based image recognition and mobile microscope provider, has been selected to join the German Accelerator Tech program in Silicon Valley. The main focus of this program is on providing German tech startups with the support to scale in the US market. In addition to receiving hands-on mentoring and free coworking space in the Valley, the Oculyze founding team members will have immediate access to a top-notch network of partners and potential investors. This program is supported by the German government and will allow Oculyze the opportunity to further develop the mobile image recognition solution for a global marketplace.
Ulrich Tillich, CTO at Oculyze states, “Image recognition is the core of our business, it’s where we thrive. The capabilities of our software open up the potential for our system to be used across many industries – a number of applications are currently in various stages of development. We believe that this is what made Oculyze so attractive to the judges and quite possibly the main reason we were selected to join the program.”
After several rounds of discussions and meetings with various potential partners in Germany, the team is finalizing the next steps toward entering the markets for the following applications: subclinical endometritis detection in dairy cows, malaria detection in rural areas, the monitoring of wastewater contaminants and non-destructive surface testing. Tillich remarks, “As they announced the winners at the Celebrating Innovation event, I was over-the-moon excited. I knew that being part of this program will help us gain access to these markets in the United States with a much stronger base of support.”
Growing Globally and Growing Fast
CEO, Kilian Moser explains, “We already have a number of customers for our first application in the craft beer market in the US but it’s still small scale – our participation in the German Accelerator in the Valley will pave the way for our search for a smart money investor who will help us grow globally and fast.” Oculyze GmbH has a worldwide customer base across 15 countries, including countries in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia. “The US market is a huge opportunity for us, not just for our Better Brewing application but for the number of other applications currently in our pipeline. So for us, this program is a natural next step” Moser adds.