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1st October, 2017
Fiona Edwards-Murphy, chief executive of ApisProtect

A UCC spin-out developing sensor-based technology to help halt the global decline in bee populations has been named Bank of Ireland Ignite Business of the Year 2017.

Established in February 2016 by Fiona Edwards-Murphy, ApisProtect secured investment of €100,000 earlier this year from Yield Lab, the Missouri-based food sustainability accelerator that launched in Ireland in 2016.

ApisProtect uses multiple sensors to provide beekeepers with ongoing updates on hive conditions ranging from temperature and humidity to movement and sound....

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