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Finapp has invented a new way to measure water!

Finapp uses cosmic rays, which occur freely in nature, to measure water in soil and snow, deep, over large areas, continuously, without contact.

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Who we are

We are those of the Cosmic Rays! It may sound like a banalization, but we are happy to be identified as such. Our work aims to make CRNS technology, i.e. the measurement of neutrons generated by cosmic rays, simple, in order to bring it out of academia and make it available to as many sectors as possible. This unique knowledge of the water content of soil and snow is the starting point on which to build a more conscious and optimized use of water resources, to protect the most precious resource for life on Earth.


Why choose finapp?

Finapp has invented a new way of measuring water, a new scale of measurement, something that simply did not exist before. We are the only company in the world to measure water:

  • On large scale – Hectares
  • In depth – 50cm into the soil, meters into the snow
  • In real time

With a single probe:

  • light and compact
  • installable anywhere
  • does not come into contact with the ground or snow so as not to interfere with normal activities.

All this thanks to patent-protected innovations on our CRNS probe.

Finapp History

Finapp is an innovative startup, a spinoff of the University of Padua, born in December 2018. The original idea of using neutron detectors to measure water content dates back to Autumn 2016: since then, step by step, the idea has taken shape, becoming first a project, then a prototype and finally a company that perfectly represents the idea of technology transfer from University to industry. The company is based in the North East of Italy, one of Italy’s most dynamic industrial regions. The team, which started with four university researchers, currently consists of 19 people and is continuously expanding. Finapp’s innovative technology has won some important awards:

  • StartCup Veneto 2017: first place in the Cleantech & Energy category.
  • National Innovation Award 2017.
  • Seed & Chips, May 2018, Milan: among the best 60 strartups in the world in the agritech category and among the best 4 for the sustainable use of water resources.
  • New prestigious shareholders such as Credit Agricole, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti and the Progress Tech Transfer fund joined the company, raising € 1.4 million.
  • Winners of ‘BeLeaf 2022’ by Philip Morris Italia and ‘Cortina Smart Road 2022’ by Foundation Open Factory and Anas.
  • Winners of the EIC Accelerator – March 2023 call for proposals of the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) with a grant of over €2 million.
  • Selected to participate in NYU Stern University’s “Endells Frontieris Lab 2023” programme.
  • Winners of the “AI/ML solutions for Climate Change Innovation Factory”, a competition launched on the occasion of the AI ​​for Good Global Summit 2023 by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Delegate to the United Nations Climate Change Conference – United Arab Emirates 2023, COP28, presenting at the Crowdsourcing AI Solutions for Climate Change event.



Finapp is an ISO UNI EN 9001 – 2015 certified company
Certificate number 50 100 16926 dated March 2023