Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy, CEO and co-founder of ApisProtect is among the most widely published authors on Internet of Things and honey bees.

ApisProtect is uniquely placed to disrupt a global, well-established industry with robust technology developed by Fiona Edwards Murphy, following her award-winning PhD research at University College Cork, Ireland.

Dr Edwards Murphy’s work on the topic of hive monitoring has received many national and international awards from the Irish Research Council, The IEEE, IBM, The Irish Laboratory Awards, Google, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. In 2016 she was the only Irish recipient of a Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.

Dr Edwards Murphy completed her PhD with the School of Engineering, and the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork in the area of Internet of Things applications for honey bee health. Fiona is a graduate of the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BE) Honours at UCC.

She was awarded the Women Mean Business Sodexo Newcomer of the Year Award 2018. ApisProtect was listed in the Sunday Business Post”100 Hot Startups” for 2019 and Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy was shortlisted in The Irish Times as one of the 50 people to watch in Ireland in 2019.

Now monitoring the health of over ten million honey bees in hives across Europe and North America, ApisProtect brings the power of advanced sensors and machine learning technology into the hive to deliver a 24/7 early warning system so beekeepers can give at-risk hives immediate attention and improve bee health.

Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy is the CEO and co- founder of ApisProtect Limited.

She completed her PhD with the School of Engineering, and the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork in the area of Internet of Things applications for honey bee health.

Fiona is a graduate of the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BE) Honours at UCC, a recipient of the Google Women Techmaker Scholarship 2016, and the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship 2014. She was recently awarded the Women Mean Business Sodexo Newcomer of the Year Award 2018.

She placed in the top three of the 2016 “Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur” competition in the “Best New Idea” category and was awarded “Young Entrepreneur of the year” at the U magazine 30 under 30 awards 2017.

She placed second in the Blackstone/Techstars global Student Entrepreneurs awards, and represented Ireland at the European Union “Ideas from Europe” challenge, placing 2nd in The Hague in April 2018.

ApisProtect provides an in-hive sensor network with long-range, cellular and satellite-powered communication to proactively monitor honey bee colonies. Combining the sensor data on hive conditions, health and activity levels with its proprietary big data and machine learning techniques, ApisProtect gives beekeepers actionable insights and alerts to help prevent losses and increase colony productivity.

Beekeepers no longer need to rely solely on periodic, manual hive checks that can allow disease, pests and other issues to deteriorate hive health beyond rescue.

Now monitoring the health of over ten million honey bees in hives across Europe and North America, ApisProtect brings the power of advanced sensors and machine learning technology into the hive to deliver a 24/7 early warning system so beekeepers can give at-risk hives immediate attention and improve bee health.

Dr Fiona Edwards Murphy is the CEO and co- founder of ApisProtect Limited.  She completed her PhD with the School of Engineering, and the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork in the area of Internet of Things applications for honey bee health.

Fiona is a graduate of the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BE) Honours at UCC. She was recently awarded the Women Mean Business Sodexo Newcomer of the Year Award 2018.

Founded by preeminent researchers in the use of sensors in beehives, ApisProtect provides an in-hive sensor network with long-range, cellular and satellite-powered communication to proactively monitor honey bee colonies. Dr Edwards Murphy’s work on the topic of hive monitoring has received many national and international awards from the Irish Research Council, The IEEE, IBM, The Irish Laboratory Awards, Google, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Visit www.apisprotect.com


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