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Jesus Bueno Alvarez, Lara Rashdan

Wild­fire Detec­tion Plat­form, which can detect even small fires with the help of a mesh net­work of solar-pow­ered air sen­sors. 

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Jesus Bueno Alvarez

Co-Founder at Yamakoe Read more

Key Facts

  • Found­ing date: August ‘23
  • Loca­tion: Berlin, Ger­many

Part of Poly Cri­sis Pro­gram #1

Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals (SDGs)


“Camp Fire”, took place in Cal­i­for­nia in 2018. This fire alone was respon­si­ble for burn­ing up to 62,052 hectares of land and 18,804 struc­tures, esti­mat­ed to have emit­ted 114 mil­lion tons of CO2 into the atmos­phere. 85 indi­vid­u­als and innu­mer­able wild ani­mals per­ished. The fire orig­i­nat­ed in a remote area due to a faulty elec­tric trans­mis­sion line and was detect­ed when it spanned 4 hectares. The wind swift­ly con­tributed to its rapid expan­sion. With Yamakoe’s solu­tion, ear­ly detec­tion and con­tain­ment of such a wild­fire would have been pos­si­ble. The expect­ed fire spread pat­tern could have been cal­cu­lat­ed, and the at-risk pop­u­la­tions iden­ti­fied.


By imple­ment­ing our solu­tion that enables the rapid detec­tion of fires with­in min­utes, we aim to facil­i­tate imme­di­ate inter­ven­tion, ensur­ing swift and effec­tive extin­guish­ment. Dis­tin­guish­ing itself from exist­ing sys­tems that often detect fires after extend­ed peri­ods, our tech­nol­o­gy sim­pli­fies the process, avoid­ing the com­pli­ca­tions and obsta­cles asso­ci­at­ed with delayed respons­es.


Web­site: www​.yamakoe​.com