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Irish AgriTech Grows in International Significance

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd March 2019
The agritech sector in Ireland can stake a claim as a major international agritech player. We take a look at a number of Irish agritech startups that continue to impress. Written by Alastair Cameron, Startacus co-founder, Head of Startup Programmes at Digital DNA HQ, Maserati100, startup champion, freelance trainer.Ireland is steeped in history as a farming nation and economy. 5000-odd years ago,...
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Small Robot Company raises BIG

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th January 2019
We are delighted to report that Small Robot Company, a British agritech robotics startup for sustainable farming,has raised £1.2 million on Crowdcube equity crowdfunding. It reached its initial funding target of £500,000 within minutes of its launch thanks largely to support from the farming community. The company’s hugely successful campaign received support from far and w...
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Crover - technology to reduce grain storage losses

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th December 2018
Crover - The AgriTech startup that's aiming to reduce grain storage losses by identify grain disease or spoilage at the earliest opportunity We have written quite a bit about the agri-tech sector in recent months, with the likes of Phytoponics, smart beehive monitor ApisProtect, and CropSafe, to name a few. Agri-tech is not only an interesting sector taking care of one of the most important thing...
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CropSafe want to make it easy to detect crop disease

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th October 2018
Using satellite imagery, combined with machine learning techniques, AgTech startup CropSafe are on a mission to accurately detect and predict impending diseases within farmers crops. When three Northern Irish, Co Derry, high-school students launch a satellite and computer vision crop surveying platform during a Hackathon at Queen’s University, Belfast, it's hard not to take notice. When you...
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FarmHand - agricultural innovation

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th July 2018
The farming data aggregator that is looking to give hard-working farmers a hand. Lately, we have been writing a fair bit about farming, covering startups like Mothive, Farm From A Box, Small Robot Company, and even agricultural feed startup MiAlgae. The pressure on farmers increases constantly, our need for food outweighing our ability to grow it, and a farm’s future is always uncertain, pa...
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MiAlgae - the future of agricultural feed is whiskey?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th June 2018
MiAlgae - The lowdown on the innovative microalgal production company that's aiming to revolutionize the global livestock feed industry...via whiskey distillation. Fishmeal is traded by the millions of tonnes annually. It is a commodity valuable in its ubiquity. For the purposes of this article, the important product that uses fishmeal is livestock and aquaculture (fish) feed as a cheap source of...
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Mothive - innovation for farmers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th June 2018
Mothive - The crop monitoring startup that's on a mission to help high value fruit and veg farmers... With our recent articles about Small Robot Company and Farm From A Box, we have been highlighting the challenges of farming whilst outlining startups that are aiming to ease these difficulties. Farming isn’t just about toiling from before the sun comes up till after it goes down again - gen...
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Farm From a Box

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th May 2018
Farm From a Box - The San Francisco social enterprise that has created a complete off-grid toolkit for a sustainable 2-acre farm - in a big box.  We have written previously about the difficulties of farming and some solutions that are being offered by startups, most recently with Small Robot Company. Farmingis, suffice to say, hard work in the best of cases. Good location, weather, soil, etc...
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Small Robot Company offers farming through small robots not big tractors

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th May 2018
The Small Robot Company - The lowdown on the agri-tech startup that's using robotics and AI to innovate the farming industry through small robots... Farming is expensive. We hear time and time again on the news about how farmers are making pennies on some of their produce, or even working at a loss to ensure that they aren’t passed over by retailers. We have written before about startups su...
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HENRi@Nestlé aims to shape next generation agripreneurs and to empower better nutritional health

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th January 2018
Startups take note! Time is ticking to apply for two education and employability themed projects currently live on HENRi@Nestlé, the Nestlé innovation platform that partners with startups and entrepreneurs to create innovative, high-potential and scalable solutions to core social and business challenges. To address these challenges, the HENRi platform promotes a range of innovation ...
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