FREDsense has been the recipient of several awards, including the Singularity University Global Grand Challenge: Water, the first ever Energy New Venture Competition through the University of Calgary and named an Imagine H2O finalist, amongst several other awards. Thank you to the funding agencies, accelerators and mentors who have supported us throughout the years.


March 02, 2018

Bureau of Reclamation awards $50,000 for five arsenic sensor solutions selected through prize competition

Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that five private sector and citizen solvers shared a prize competition purse of $50,000 for their submissions of concepts to improve arsenic measurement technologies in water.

February 08, 2018

Government of Canada supports Alberta firm through Build in Canada Innovation Program

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has awarded a contract valued at $267,467 to FREDsense Technologies, of Calgary, Alberta, for its Field Ready Electrochemical Detector (FRED®), a portable device used to measure contaminants in water. The innovation features an electrochemical biosensor that uses living cells to rapidly identify specific chemicals in water, eliminating the need to ship samples to a laboratory for analysis. This innovation is being tested by PSPC.

December 21, 2017

Accelerate Fund II invests in FREDsense portable water testing for rapid, affordable results at source

Accelerate Fund II is pleased to announce its investment in FREDsense Technologies Corp, an award-winning Calgary company which markets portable water testing instruments that immediately detect the presence of contaminants in water, without requirement of a lab or lab technician.

June 01, 2017

#HumansofMaRS: Learn how FREDsense took their science project from home to lab

What began as an assignment for a group of University of Calgary students is now a professional testing kit that shows instantly what’s in industrial water. FRED – which stands for “Field-Ready Electrochemical Detector” – measures the quality of water by gauging its currents.

September 12, 2017

How the Intelligent Home of the Future Will Care For You

Could our homes use these same tools to benefit our health and wellness? FREDsense uses bacteria to create electrochemical sensors that can be applied to home water systems to detect contaminants. 

February 15, 2016

Fellow Reflects on SingularityU

Last week I spoke with one of Canada’s top Kairos Fellows and K50 ’15 Alumnus, Emily Hicks, CEO and Co-founder of FREDsense Technologies. She had just returned from the three-month Singularity University Accelerator Program.

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FREDsense Winner of EPA Arsenic Challenge

FREDsense Selected As Member of Good Company Ventures

FREDsense Technologies Is Accepted to the Imagine H2O Accelerator

FREDsense Wins the 2016 SREDA Mining Technology EXPLORE Program

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