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UK company with an IOT based farming management solution is looking for test partners and investors

Country of origin:
Country: 
UNITED KINGDOM
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOUK20191002001
Published
04/12/2019
Last update
09/12/2019
Expiration date
09/12/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Knowledge Management, Process Management
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
Support activities for crop production
Other information service activities n.e.c.
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Summary

Summary: 
UK company has developed a state of the art technology that can increase farms' performance by boosting yields and decreasing water and energy costs as well as the other operational costs. They are looking for farmers or farmers union to test their technology in the field over commercial agreement with technical assistance. They are also interested in talking to investors for financial agreement that can help this product to go global markets.

Description

Description: 

Farmers have challenges to monitor soil health and to guarantee yield efficiency in all seasons. Irrigation and energy costs increase day by day and farmers need to have new ways to improve their farms' management. A UK company has developed a solution to cope with all of these challenges. It is an internet of things (IOT) solution combined with artificial intelligence. It collects data from the soil through various sensors and help the farmers make informed decisions via the reports provided.

UK company's solution increases yields by 10% and promises a decrease in water consumption and energy costs. Moreover, farmers using this solution becomes aware of the possible diseases in the region. This solution can be used by farmers who grow any type of crops, vegetables, fruits and cut flowers.
UK company is looking for partners to test and validate its solution in the field. They have launched demo product and it is ready for testing.

UK company is particularly interested in farmers and farmers unions from the Netherlands but also open to interests from other countries over commercial agreement with technical assistance.

UK company is also looking for investors over financial agreement. Investors must have channels that can help corporate farms to be clients for this technology.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
-Yield focused - Agronomist information - Automated irrigation -Works with weather forecasts and manage the resources -Makes water demand estimates -Informs about possible pests and diseases -Provision of data on demand -API connection to existing farm management solutions -Sensitive to the changes over the land with more probe/sensor installation. -Helps with fields in lands with steep inclinations.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Available for demonstration

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
UK company is looking for partners to test and validate its solution in the field. Ideal partner to this company can be any size of farms and farmers union, who are experiencing challenges with increasing water/energy costs or various soil health problems. They can also be willing to improve their management via decreasing costs and increasing yield efficiency. UK company is particularly interested in partners from Netherlands, but also open to interests from other countries. UK company offers commercial agreement with technical assistance to farms and farmers union, who will test the prototypes in the field. Partners will have guaranteed access to newer/improved versions of the products for the next 3 years. Any crop growers, fruit and vegetable farms or cut flower growers are suitable as partners. UK company is also willing to talk to investors who have links to corporate farms and can offer support this technology to go global. In this case, financial agreement is offered.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500