Square Mile Farms is developing the concept of an urban farm network to offer ultra-fresh, delicious and nutritious produce directly to customers. We’re doing this by developing technology and platform that enable us to rapidly install controlled environment farms in multiple locations in the heart of the city, within a square mile of our customers. We are on a mission to make food production sustainable, nutritious and local again, empowering local communities in the process.
H2O-ganics uses a unique combination of clean room technology and moving vertical hydroponics to produce a variety of food and non food products year-round. This provides reliable, consistent supply to our customers and food products that have fantastic shelf life and quality.
Drone Ag Limited is a UK based team of farmers, agronomists, drone pilots and software engineers that provide drone training courses and easy-to-use software solutions that help make farming more efficient, with less hassle.
Skippy Scout is Drone Ag’s new software platform. It is the only app that automates leaf-level crop data collection using drones and interprets it using AI, and it does it in real-time.
“The company vision: Automated drones will guide automated ground machinery and drone sprayers to target specific areas of fields at exactly the right time. This will reduce costs and chemical use, maximise yields, minimise soil damage and optimise fuel efficiency”
The agricultural industry is increasingly reliant on critical decisions based on accurate, real-time data collection. Being able to monitor a whole range of sensors isn’t always easy, especially for today’s large-scale farming enterprises, which are rarely built in perfect circles around a central hub.
enLight® has been a technology pioneer for more than two decades. Our scalable environment-monitoring and control platform has brought energy efficiency to cities, commercial facilities and communities – our agritech sensors provide real-time data for the agricultural industry across large acreages, giving you the capability to monitor irrigation, energy usage, water pressure, grain storage, soil pH, pumping systems, light levels, animal tracking, vehicle use… to name just a few. But we take this a stage further than others, giving you the ability to control assets as well as monitor them – one simple, effective example is that instead of spending time and money driving all the way across the estate to see whether a set of lights has been left on, you can not only see whether they’re on or off but also control them remotely.
enLight’s philosophy is different – before bringing our products to market, we worked with key partners and advisors in order to understand the needs and practical requirements of agricultural enterprises, using an actual large-scale farm as a testing ground. These collaborations are ongoing, as we want to make sure we meet the agritech needs of modern farms as they arise. We don’t expect you to re-equip your agricultural organisation, replacing existing assets – we are commercially as well as technically aware. We always strive to upgrade if possible.
enLight believes that integration and collaboration are just as important as data collection. Our API creates a dashboard that allows farming professionals to visualise all data streams in one place.
Using our fit-for-purpose Internet of Things radio network, enTalk®, saves overall costs. Perhaps you have older plant and equipment that represents an integral part of your operation but can’t currently be monitored or controlled, and the cost of replacing these assets is extremely high. Our in-house production and design capabilities mean we can create bespoke devices and applications if required to ensure you can retrieve, act upon and control data from all available sources.
Smartbell offers an enterprise IoT and Artificial Intelligence based solution for livestock rearing and management. The fully automated system includes distress alerts, herd analysis, tracking across the value chain and customised management reports. The system uses advanced analytics on data gathered from animal wearables for early detection of issues. Smartbell also cross references regional data to better understand resource utilisation and promote proven best practices to reduce the negative environmental impacts of livestock rearing through increased resource utilization efficiencies.
Farmers will be able to leverage the simple to use animal wearable and companion mobile app for optimizing their outcomes.
Enterprises can ensure uniformity of quality and sustainability in their supply chain and trace the products through the value chain
Cambridge Consultants creates and delivers breakthrough products and services for clients worldwide – from established multinational companies to innovative start-ups. We help bridge the gap between early stage technologies from academia/start-ups and end users looking for solutions that cannot be found from existing suppliers. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, we use the skills and experience of our 800 engineers, scientists, mathematicians and designers to de-risk and build novel robotics and AI driven systems and manage the transfer of the solutions through to mass market production.
Sencrop aims to provide all farmers with affordable, easy-to-use technology to collect and manage weather data from their fields.
With simple installation and a user-friendly application, Sencrop’s weather stations — connected rain gauges, anemometers, leaf wetness trackers — provide high-quality, local measurements so that farmers can track their data in real time, set alerts, and react quickly in case of risks to crops.
The stations can also connect to disease or farm management models. Every 15 minutes, weather statistics are collected and sent directly to the app over a revolutionary low power, long-range network.
This network, designed especially for connected objects, has enabled Sencrop to design the most efficient stations and data collection technology with less frills, passing the savings along to the farmers. With a growing community of over 5000 connected farmers across Europe, effective and environmentally-friendly precision farming practices have never been so simple.
Pix4D is a dynamic and rapidly expanding software company with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and local offices in San Francisco, Shanghai, Berlin, and Madrid. The company develops a line of end-to-end mapping solutions which convert images into georeferenced maps and models. Using advanced algorithms based on computer vision and photogrammetry, Pix4D offers survey-grade accuracy, as well as a unique bundle of desktop and cloud processing.
Pix4D Berlin office specializes in applications and solutions that solve problems for users in Digital Farming, Agronomy, Agribusiness, Forestry, and Environmental Monitoring. By using drone data, computer vision, machine learning, and data analytics, Pix4D helps users to unlock the full yield potential of their crops, make fast and focused management decisions, significantly optimize daily recurring tasks at trial plots locations and generate accurate and granular maps.
Roboscientific Limited is developing the next generation sensors for Volatile Organic Compounds. Using proven technology to deliver fast and reliable information to farmers about the status of their livestock, poultry and crops.
This next generation of VOC sensing, from Roboscientific, informs farmers what diseases their poultry has just developed, when their stored crops of potatoes, onions, etc. are beginning to deteriorate, whether grain has been contaminated – and much more.
Roboscientific is committed to improving the quality of crops, health of livestock and chickens, increasing farming yields and reducing wastage.
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FOTENIX is an agricultural diagnostics company, looking to provide farm machinery with deterministic sensing. The tractor-mounted technology uses manipulated colours of light combined with embedded artificial intelligence to detect plant status, such as nutrient or disease levels, and inform selective application sprayers or automated harvesters based on a real-time result.
Their bespoke camera technology was developed specifically for plant material and can translate the latest laboratory techniques into the field and provide measurements when they are needed most, at the application site. A FOTENIX enabled system will provide the ability for the next level of precision farming, and the cloud platform will enable agronomic insights based on the inputs used.
FOLIUM Science leads the way in bioscience technology for the healthy biotic era. With game-changing science that harnesses naturally occurring mechanisms to selectively remove unwanted pathogenic bacteria, FOLIUM Science is working to deliver increased productivity at all points in the food and agriculture value chain.
FOLIUM Science has developed Guided Biotics ™, a unique and patented alternative technology to antibiotics. Our Guided Biotics ™ deliver precision control within complex microbiomes by selective removal of unwanted bacteria.
Application in animals is as an additive to feed or drinking water. FOLIUM Science is developing products for use in poultry, cattle, swine and aquaculture.
Application in plants will remove unwanted pathogens and spoilage organisms and support greater productivity.
Our technology can also help to condition soil with inoculators that maintain beneficial bacterial species.
Trials of the technology are proving successful. In-vivo trials have demonstrated substantial log reductions in the presence of Salmonella in poultry.
FOLIUM Science is supported by investors and by Innovate UK and works in collaboration with The Quadram Centre, Rothamsted Institute, University of Bristol and John Innes Centre. FOLIUM Science is developing relationships with animal nutrition and agri-businesses for the commercial development of the technology. FOLIUM Science is based at UnitDX in Bristol.
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We’re an agri-tech start up commercialising a deceptively simple idea: small robots not big tractors.
We are building robots that will seed and care for each individual plant in your crop. They will only feed and spray the plants that need it, giving them the perfect levels nutrients and support, with no waste.
Our robots are being designed and built by farmers, for farmers.