Olombria to Receive $100,000 in Funding from THRIVE Accelerator
BDC 2017 participants from the Royal College of Art have received seed funding for their project, Olombria (formerly know as Pom). Olombria uses specific species of flies to supplement bees as primary pollinators. Flies already do about 30% of the world’s pollination, but the Olombria technology substantially increases their effectiveness. They use advanced, natural chemical signalling and mapping technologies to choreograph their behaviour, placing them just where the crops need them to be.
To learn about these alumni, Tashia Tucker, Gregory Orrom Swan, and Louis Alderson-Bythell, and to read about their research, visit http://www.flypollination.com/