ALA’s idea, based on a proprietary patent and presented at the 2015 edition of Tech-Hub, was the development of a fine particles monitoring network in urban areas. The monitoring network was based on innovative LIDAR systems mounted on both urban public vehicles and fixed platforms. Compared with the traditional method of PM measurements, LIDARs assure the retrieve of pollutants space-time distribution and evolution while performing continuous real-time monitoring.
Compared with other LIDARs, ALA’s systems are eye-safe, easily transportable, have low-power consumption and have more accessible prices.
Thanks to its high innovative contents and promising results, ALA project was on of the seven winners of the contest and the company received a grant of 35’000 euros.