Startup Stories: Facing Changes in Agriculture With Remote Sensing

Many farmers acknowledge the use of Agtech but are unsure how to get started in precision culture. In these cases, specialized firms come into play. One such company is Agromapping who specializes in precision farming, data analysis and remote sensing in agriculture. We talked to founder Fran Garcia-Ruiz about Agromappings success story, the need for a change of paradigm in agriculture, the bottleneck for technology adoption and his advice for graduates who want to start a career in Agtech. On Agromapping Please introduce yourself briefly. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Fran Garcia-Ruiz. I am an agronomic engineer and PhD in Crop Sciences with specialization

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Startup Stories: Picture Analysis Using Drones

Smart farming and precision agriculture are more than buzzwords, but technological trends that impact nearly every aspect of agriculture. Alberto Burgos de la Torre worked in agriculture for 16 years and decided to commit to making methods more sustainable by offering drone technologies for image processing.  On Smart Flight Please introduce yourself briefly. Who are you and what do you do? My name is José Alberto Burgos de la Torre, I’m a Technical Agricultural Engineer. I run a technical office of an Andalusia-based wholesale company in the distribution of fertilizers and phytosanitary products with over 4 generations of antiquity, specializing in the cultivation of olive groves. I’m an assistant technician

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Startup Stories: The Challenges of Communication in Agriculture

Improving communication is vital to make agriculture more efficient and sustainable. Making the multiple procedures of the oil production industry easier is the goal of Alcuzapp.  Antonio Moreno and David and Antonio Galisteo took on this challenge and developed Alcuzapp, an app to facilitate communication between farmers dedicated to olive production and olive oil mills. On Alcuza Please introduce yourself briefly. Who are you and what do you do? I am Antonio Moreno, Alcuza Software CEO, developer and responsible for the AlcuzApp Project. I studied computer science at university, and, soon after, I worked as a programmer. I started my first computer services company in which I worked for 13 years. I’ve always

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Startup Stories: Drone-Enabled Precision Agriculture by Tvant

Precision agriculture holds a huge potential to make farming more sustainable. Drones play an important part in this. The Spanish agtech-startup Tvant offers precision farming services using drone technology. We chatted with Moisés Jiménez about how drones and other tech will change agriculture know it today. About Tvant Please introduce yourself briefly. Who are you and what do you do? Hello, first of all I’d like to thank you for counting on my company. My name is Moisés Jiménez, and I am the manager and COO of TVANT. My work in this company consists of operational management and coordination, security, pilot training, and dealing with clients. How did you start and how did your drone

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Startup Stories: Equinocol tackles Equine Feeding Methods

Resistance to innovation can be encountered in many industries. However, the livestock sector seems especially traditional. Beatriz Jiménez Adánez from Equinocol wants to change that – starting with equine nourishment. The goal of her agtech-startup is to provide fresh horse feed year-round that is just as convenient as traditional dried food, such as fodder.  About Equinocol Please introduce yourself briefly. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Beatriz Jiménez Adánez. I’ve dedicated my professional life to the entrepreneurship and development of companies in various sectors. I’m currently paving the way for my new company EQUINOCOL, from the agtech sector, that works in the production of nutritional supplements

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Startup Stories: How Winnow tackles the waste tsunami with foodtech innovation

How much food do you waste? Now take that, multiply it and think how much food is thrown out in commercial kitchens every day. Kitchens waste up to 20% of the food they purchased. Even though food waste is a huge problem, foodtech companies address this issue only slowly. One such company is Winnow. Established in 2013 and based in London, Winnow is on a mission to help the hospitality industry tackle avoidable food waste by connecting the kitchen. Making use of the Internet of Things, connected devices and a cloud software Winnow aims at empowering chefs to run a more efficient operation.  Thank you for sharing some insights about Winnow.

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Startup Stories: Bugfoundation

The entofood startup scene is buzzing with activity (pun intended). We had the pleasure to present our questionnaire to Osnabrueck, Germany-based bug protein startup Bugfoundation. This young startup designs delicious, healthy and sustainable food – made of insects.  Please introduce yourself briefly. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Baris Özel and with my friend and co-founder Max Krämer, I am founder of the Bugfoundation. What is the unique appeal of the company you lead? How do you differentiate yourself from the competitors in your industry? Taste, taste and… taste! Bugfoundation creates not only a sustainable and nutritious principle meal which outperforms regular meat products, but

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