CSols – Kai Ni
Although the problem of CO2 emission of laboratories has been addressed explicitly during the past decades, laboratories still try to tackle this problem on their own. The efforts undertaken are quite randomized (e.g. switching off instruments, reducing consumables) and often not very efficient, while documentation of the actual outcome is rarely provided. The lack of a general solution to this problem can be mainly attributed to the absence of an appropriate technology enabling an efficient data collection and automated control of laboratory resources. The overall aim of the proposed project by CSols Ltd is therefore to develop an automated laboratory control system for a low carbon footprint by providing cutting edge technology designed to revolutionize the way that laboratory resources communicate with software applications.