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Bees and other insect pollinators are under threat globally from multiple human pressures. If pollinators disappear completely from an ecosystem, their loss will affect structure of those ecosystems and the natural foods and fibres we use from the ecosystem. So, finding solutions to the problem of pollinator decline are imperative.

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

This is why the bee drone (artificial bee) story sounds like such a seductive idea. Imagine creating tiny drones with hairs on them that can be programmed to do a bee’s job? Wow! We ...

UCHardChip Inc. Overview:

Carpenter and entrepreneur Ulysses Dinkins formed UCHardChip in 2016 to develop and sell personal protective equipment (PPE) like hardhats that enable hands-free communication with embedded electronics and supporting software to improve safety and productivity in the construction industry, among the least safe and productive in the US. The products will be sold to general contractors and subcontractors.

After recruiting a team during 2017 and initial angel capital in January 2018, Dinkins and co-founder Toby Klusmeyer developed multiple prototypes, a demonstration model, and attracted the interest of potential customers desiring to reduce injury costs, job delays and rework.

The Company is now developing a lean product version for sales beginning in late 2020, followed by an enterprise ...