By Thomas Weidling | Posted: Monday May 14, 2018
Peter Fennessy and Luke Proctor from AbacusBio offered the students an intricate problem with wide field of commercial prospects.
AbacusBio captivated the attention of the students for the last Reverse Pitching session of the semester. Luke Proctor and Peter Fennessy came to present the company that Peter co-founded in 2006 and to suggest a problem.
Today, AbacusBio is a leading provider of agribusiness consulting services, a niche technical consultant as Peter said on Tuesday Night.
The problem AbacusBio brought for the students to tackle tonight was to create a fully automatic system collecting data on animals, the most direct commercial use is data on numbers of beef cattle. How? By researching the best items for getting information about the animals such as Hi-frequency tags gathering data, a small satellite dish collecting the data often from remote areas, and software downloading this data.
AbacusBio has already done a lot of research in this field and seek through the students input a new approach to the problem of data gathering.
Quite a few students volunteered to tackle this problem and I am unsure exactly who did and how many of them, it will become a lot clearer on Friday when we have the first follow up meeting at AbacusBio’s Offices on Moray Place.