Decentlab's mission is to provide real-time monitoring solutions; making them easier to deploy over many locations, ensuring data quality and supporting collaboration. Decentlab is a Swiss based company, a spin off from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa). The company was founded in 2008 by the combined expertise of Jonas Meyer and Reinhard Bischoff in electrical engineering and system design. Together they started by monitoring structural health of infrastructure (mainly bridges) in 2004 across Europe with the objective of reducing the installation and maintenance costs. Since then the company has expanded into other areas such as environmental monitoring and smart-city projects.