A technology startup company founded by two Waterloo Engineering professors has earned a spot in the finals of an international pitch competition for water innovations.
The invention at the core of the company, which now consists of over a dozen technical developers, is a wireless, battery-free sensor that detects leaks to prevent water damage in apartments, offices and other buildings.
Shaker is a cross-appointed professor of electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical and mechatronics engineering. Zhou is a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, and a member of the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology.
Competitors in the Water Dragons pitch contest, which is sponsored by an industry organization in the United Kingdom called Future Water, made eight-minute presentations, followed by questions from the judges.