We sat down with Diogo Thomaz, one of the co- founders of Aquanetix and he told us about the UK based company which he created a few years back together with Stella Adamidou.
Aquanetix has built an application for aquaculture businesses which is based on cloud technologies. Everybody in aquaculture, from fish farmers to farm employees, can easily install it on their smart phone, tablet or computer and have an intuitive tool to collect their daily data on site, in real time. The data gathered, are analyzed with specialized algorithms, and are transformed into useful information which can help businesses minimize loses, particularly on feed. It allows, for example, to evaluate biomass in the production units, compare actual growth and feeding with models and continuously evaluate performance of each batch of fish or shrimp.
The Aquanetix team was created on early 2012. The original idea was to create a simple application that would empower the user to immediately understand how well fish feeds are used. Two years later, in the summer of 2014 they came for the first time to Stone Soup and met with Klaas Speller and Giannis Drosidis. Klaas helped them in the system architecture while Giannis undertook the mobile application.
On January 2015 the app was released and they currently have clients all around the world from Africa to Europe and from America to New Zealand that grow more than 20 species in all type of farm operations.
Find more info about the company and download their app on their website. If you wanna talk to them in person, drop by Stone Soup where they currently reside.
Meet the Aquanetix team:
Diogo Thomaz is an academic researcher. He worked worked in Selonda, one of the biggest fish producer in Greece for several years at the R&D department and as a specialist in hatcheries until the moment that he decided to cooperate with Stella to make together their own company for optimizing production costs.
Stella Adamidou holds a PhD from the Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling in Scotland. At first, she worked as a manager in an trial farm for a joint project between Biomar and Dias SA for 2 years and then as an independent consultant for aquaculture and fish feed companies.
Dimitris Avraam has held a number of Senior Management Positions in the Retail sector for the last 30 years. He has extensive International experience and has held the position of Retail Operations Director at Dixons Retail South East Europe and more recently as Retail Director in Media Saturn. He is now the CEO of Aquanetix.