June 22, 2022

ACT For Environment Grantee: Ambee

When Madhusudhan Anand’s son was an infant, he would wake up choking and gasping for air every morning. Doctors were unable to figure out the reason and while Madhusudhan suspected air pollution to be the cause – he couldn’t find any reliable measures on air quality.

He built a sensor and drove around his neighbourhood in Bengaluru; creating a heat map on air quality. As it turned out, the air was indeed toxic but no one had identified it as an issue because there was no one measuring it.

Ambee was born of one man’s resolve to drive climate action on air pollution using real time data. Using proprietary data science and AI that combines raw data from satellites and thousands of on-ground sensors, it provides hyperlocal intelligence that can help cities identify pollution hotspots and take action in real time.

Having partnered with the likes of NASA, Ambee is now working on enabling India to act against air pollution by partnering with local government bodies on using Ambee’s data sets to manage city-level climate action plans.

We’re proud to have them on board and can’t wait to witness the impact they’ll help create in the time to come!

If you’re a social entrepreneur working on a revolutionary environmental innovation, get in touch with us here.

Because we believe that everyone can be a co-founder of social change!

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