Real-time food quality and safety decisions.
ImpactVision applies machine learning to hyperspectral imagery in food processing to measure freshness and quality, and for foreign object detection in a rapid and non-invasive way. They are currently looking at four use cases for their technology: assessing beef in the supply chain by measuring pH, color, and tenderness; foreign object detection during processing to prevent product recalls; analysis of fruit for ripeness; and inter-species classification of fish.
ImpactVision was born out of Singularity University and has already won several awards including: Startup with the Best Impact on Nutrition, awarded by Nestle, at Reimagine Food's Prometheus Accelerator 2016; 2nd Prize at WIRED Retail's Startup Competition 2016; Best Solution for a Better World at Seeds & Chips 2017; People's Choice at FoodBytes NYC 2017, and the Golden Blender Pitch Award at Mixing Bowl 2017.
Abi Ramanan is the CEO of ImpactVision, a software company building a more transparent and effective global food system, using hyperspectral imaging, a technology originally developed for use in space, combined with machine learning. After several years of developing campaigns and communications for a range of NGOs including Stamp out Poverty, Oxfam GB, the British Institute of Human Rights, the Fairtrade Foundation, and Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, Abi turned her attention to social business and founded two food social enterprises in London, Papi's Pickles and DayOld, tackling a range of issues from migrant employment to food waste and child hunger. In 2015, Abi won a scholarship to Singularity University’s Global Solutions Programme, where she co founded ImpactVision. Abi is also one of Nesta’s 50 ‘New Radicals’ 2016, an UnLtd Big Venture Challenge winner 2016, a British Council Future Leaders Connect 2017 participant, a TEDx speaker and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.
Gustav has a background in technology, as a hacker and entrepreneur, he built an Internet service provider in Sweden, and also assembled the first 3D printer in the country. He won a scholarship to Singularity University for developing a system to change the online SSL certificate market with an open-source system that validates certificates on top of the bitcoin blockchain. At ImpactVision he architected the hyperspectral imaging classification system.