Kedeon

Kedeon makes the food cold chain more secure, transparent and trusted. It provides a solution that protects the brand image and reputation of the involved parties and helps to boost consumer trust and confidence. It helps to prevent the major health risks from food spoilage that are caused by cold chain temperature breaches during the delivery of perishable food products. The platform utilizes purpose-built IoT sensors that enable real-time monitoring and alerts, as well as transparent delivery information to end-consumers.

Ethereum

Transport & Logistics

Latvia

Blockchain Solution Description

Food spoilage can happen at any stage of the supply chain, this way causing huge economic losses, and hospitalizations, which leads to reduced customer trust and lawsuits (e.g. “Wilke” meat product scandal). An estimated 600 million – almost 1 in 10 people in the world – fall ill after eating contaminated food and 420 000 die every year. The cold chain delivery process is a high risk due to many involved parties with different responsibilities and monitoring processes. This also includes the quickly growing popularity of last-mile delivery services, especially if different vehicles and independent contractors are used for the delivery process.

Kedeon’s platform aims to extend effective and data-driven cold chain oversight and monitoring to all involved parties during the delivery of perishable food products. The use of IoT sensors allows gathering valuable data that affect food quality, such as UV light, temperature, humidity and CO2 measurements. The delivery information and sensor measurements are recorded on a blockchain, providing tamper-proof monitoring. Moreover, it enables end-customers to verify the food quality data themselves, this way helping them to trust the safety of the products.

Team Members Brief Description

Reinis Skorovs
CEO

Alumni of Techstars and the 500 Startups blockchain program; prev. published research on decentralized IoT systems.

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/skorovs/

Kristaps Mikasenoks
COO

Background: web platform development and building business processes; prev. lead expert at the Ministry of Finance of Latvia;

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristaps-mikasenoks/

Aleksandrs Levinskis
Head of Engineering
 
Researcher at EDI, prev. Embedded System Engineer at MikroTik.

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aleksandrs-levinskis/

Ronalds Sovas
Head of Development

Born hacker, built 4 hardware products, and 50+ software projects.

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronalds-sovas-9005b623/