Deloitte has approached Agri-TechE to help promote the Australian Gravity Challenge: Adopting Space Technologies Down on Earth, an innovation programme facilitating access to satellite data, supporting its usage and offering the chance to work with potential end-users.
Farmable is a mobile app designed specifically for top fruit, which is fruit grown on trees such as apples and pears. All data from field operations are collected in one place and form the basis for a digital model of the farm to support decision making.
Lars Blikom, is the Farmable CEO and co-owner of one of Norway’s largest fruit farms he was looking for simple and pragmatic software to bridge the current gap between spreadsheets and robotics when he came up with the concept for Farmable.
With a healthy appetite for partnership, a 20 year strategic plan for agri-tech (not to mention a Very Big Arch) a must be St Louis, Missouri, where a trade mission led by Agri-TechE was hosted by the World Trade Centre STL, supported by the UK Government’s Dept for International Trade.
Food Agility CRC is a $150million+ innovation hub that is creating new digital technologies and services to benefit the Australian agrifood industry. The summit aimed to “flip research” to focus on end-user problems in agri-food and unlock the potential of data.
FarmingData won the 2017 GROW agri-tech business plan competition and co-founder Jacqui Poon says the process was highly beneficial to the company. “Since winning GROW, we have had the opportunity to develop our initial prototype at an accelerator, and have combined this development with networking opportunities with those interested in the agri-tech space.”
Farmscan AG will be one of the first agri-tech companies to release an autonomous module for its precision control platform, opening up its product for integration by other manufacturers.
Our mission last month to Saskatoon through the HARVEST programme (through which Agri-Tech East managed the UK applications) saw 8 global winners, including Itaka Crop Solution, Hummingbird Technologies and TIMAC Agro attend Ag in Motion – the largest outdoor agricultural expo in Western Canada.
Smart Farming 4.0 was the subject of Dr Belinda Clarke’s presentation and it featured strawberry picking robotics, machine vision and the potato yield model.