The Global View

Start-up companies marry IT and clean tech

Told you again…(finger wags).

This on, which is owned by the previous employer of Greenbang’s chief blogger.

Sensicore, which builds sensors and software for monitoring municipal water quality, is hoping that investors have a big thirst for clean tech ventures. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company intends to file to go public on the Toronto Stock Exchange later this year, according to CEO Malcolm Kahn.

Its system compiles water quality information and maps it onto a Web-based application that shows workers at a treatment plant what’s happening in their distribution networks.
The basis of its product is “lab-on-a-chip” sensor technology, based on research from the University of Michigan. Rather than have a separate sensor to measure different chemicals, a single silicon chip-based sensor can gather several inputs, such as chlorine or ammonia levels.