AgreenCulture is a French agricultural robotics startup designing, developing, and producing unmanned ground vehicles. Our main goal is to introduce innovative and performant solutions to current and future farming methods.
Our robots cover a large panel of agricultural activities related to different types of annual and perennial productions. In partnership with KUHN, we were successfully able to robotize for the first time in history all agricultural operations on a 50 hectares plantation of corn using a 3 robots fleet.
agROBOfood is an EU funded project aiming to build a European ecosystem for the effective adoption of robotic technologies in the agri food sector, which in turn will become more efficient and competitive. The heart of the project is formed by Innovation Experiments, organized and monitored by Digital Innovation Hubs. In 7 Regional Clusters, Initial Innovation Experiments will demonstrate robotics innovations in agri food, in a manner that ensures replicability and wide adoption across Europe. Digital Innovation Hubs will support companies in digitization by connecting various stakeholders. agROBOfood already connects the world of Robotics and Agriculture, R&D and business by establishing a sustainable network of Digital Innovation Hubs. The network already counts 49 Digital Innovation Hubs and 12 Competence Centers and it will be extended and strengthened during the project. In addition, agROBOfood will launch “Open Calls” through which it will attract and fund additional Innovation Experiments and Industrial Challenges. A total of €8 million will be allocated for the direct benefit of SMEs through “Open Calls”.
AgroIntelli was founded in 2015 in Denmark, as an innovation house for new technologies within agriculture. Manufacturing and distribution of Robotti, AgroIntelli’s field robot, is now the strategic focus of the company, motivated by current trends and challenges within the modern food production industry and the arable farming sector. The mission is to offer a fully automated farming system for arable farming for the global market and the vision is to make global food production more reliable, sustainable and profitable.
Created in 2014, Capagro is the leading French venture capital fund in the food and agriculture sectors, with €124 million under management. Its core focuses are to sustainably feed mankind and maximize value creation across the entire agri-food chain. Independent and a pioneer in its sector-based approach, it benefits from a unique ecosystem of industrial partners, key players in the agri-food value chain. The fund’s mission is to invest in and accelerate the development of foodtech and agtech companies, as well as to promote the adoption of innovative solutions and technologies by the sector. Capagro’s team of seasoned investors is distinguished by the combination of strong sector expertise and a wealth of international experience.
The Centre Technique Interprofessionnel des Fruits et Légumes – CTIFL – is the research and development organization for the fruit and vegetable sector, from production to distribution. A true pivot at the crossroads of fundamental research, applied research and innovation, the CTIFL works directly with professionals. It is the key player to help them meet the challenges of competitiveness, innovation and sustainable production and thus contribute to guarantee the consumer the quality and accessibility of the products he expects.
Easton Robotics is a start-up focused on solutions for small farms and small parcels of land. For such situations, conditions in the field are very different from large farms with pristine rows and clean plots. Small plots with curves, irregular rows, and field stubble create challenges that make a robot designed for a large farm with precisely straight, long rows and clean field conditions unsuitable. Initial product development includes task-specific robots using a flexible base platform with task-specific attachments and software.
We are developing a high-precision spraying robot for row crops, meadows and intercropping cultures, with the intention of reducing the negative ecological impact of modern agriculture. Called AVO, our robot contributes to environmentally friendly agriculture, focusing on soil and water conservation. The solar power supply and its rechargeable and interchangeable batteries provide it complete energy autonomy.
FarmDroid is the world’s first fully automatic robot that can take care of both sowing and mechanical weed control. We help farmers and growers reduce costs of sowing and weeding crops while also doing it in a CO2 neutral and ecological way.
FarmDroid ApS was founded by Jens Warming and Kristian Warming along with Innovationsmiljøet Syddansk Innovation A/S and the robot expert Esben Østergaard.
In the spring of 2020, FarmDroid has sowed and cleaned more than 1.500 hectares in large parts of Europe.
Hexagon | NovAtel pioneers end-to-end solutions for assured autonomy and positioning on land, sea and air.
Our positioning and sensing solutions safely influence navigation control, guidance and steering systems of the world’s top precision agriculture, implement and vehicle manufacturer’s products. Our solutions safely accelerate autonomous application development. NovAtel’s TerraStar Correction Services is trusted to deliver positioning and autonomy solutions to meet your varied agriculture autonomous application needs. Learn how we make product development easy for our customers at novatel.com.
IFM electronic is an international group specialized in automation solutions, instrumentation and industrial detection to assess, control and manage. Through its intelligent sensors, predictive maintenance solutions, traceability, 3D vision and data collection system, IFM electronic places the industry of the future at the heart of its development strategy.
JCA Technologies is a leader in autonomous and connected agricultural machine control systems. Our autonomous framework provides a platform of core infrastructure technologies with which machine manufacturers can develop their unique autonomous machine applications, resulting in scalable autonomous machine solutions. These technologies are augmented with expert engineering services, and manufacturing capabilities, helping OEMs get their innovations to the field.
“K.U.L.T. Kress has been one of the leading companys for precise and innovative weeding technology for over 30 years. Cultivation solutions are always determined and generated for the individual needs and requirements of the customer.
K.U.L.T. Kress is a original equipment manufacturer of weeding parts and offers a wide range of parts for weeding systems and robotics. The company consults on the design, customization and installation of weeding tools. We are well known for our patented finger weeders. “
Naïo Technologies is a French AgTech company that was founded in 2011 by robotic engineers Aymeric Barthes and Gaëtan Séverac. The company is based in Toulouse, France, and designs, manufactures and markets farmbot solutions in close collaboration withfarmers.
Their weeding robots respect both the environment and man: they provide a solution to tackle farm worker shortage, reduce thestrenuous physical workload and limit the use of chemical weedkillers.
To date, nearly 150 Naïo robots tackle weeding issues across the world: the Oz robot is designed for small-scale vegetable farms, the Dino robot works in large-scale vegetable fields, and the Ted robot handles weeding in vineyards.
At the end of 2019, the Naïo Technologies team counted 60 employees, for a turnover of 2.8 million Euros in 2018.
The mission if Nexus Robotics is to address three major problems in agriculture: labour, chemicals and climate change. Labour is becoming more expensive and difficult to acquire; chemicals are becoming less effective and have detrimental effects on ecology; climate change is causing farmers to have to adapt to unique challenges. Nexus is developing innovative software for ground robots to help solve these challenges.
Nexus prototype, named La Chèvre, uses machine learning to identify weeds and pull them out of the ground. Most vegetable farmers use herbicides, which kill some of the weeds, and hire workers to remove the rest. La Chèvre can precisely remove these weeds without damaging the crop. Automating this process will save farmers a substantial amount of money on labour, while decreasing the farms’ ecological impact. Weed management costs vegetable farmers in North America in the range of three to twelve hundred dollars per acre. This means many vegetable farmers are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars on weed management per year. In total, weeding costs North American farmers around $1.5B each year. Nexus is planning to use this innovative technology to offer farmers a weeding service. Since the robots can work 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, they can weed much more land than human workers.
Teric Greenan (COO) and Jad Tawil (CTO) are the co-founders and directors of the company. Teric ran a vegetable farm for four years before starting Nexus Robotics. His experience in the industry and his ability to communicate well with farmers allows us to have demand driven product design. Jad is computer engineer that is highly motivated and skilled robotics developer. Luc Labbe recently joined the team as CEO of Nexus Robotics. Luc has run several successful companies and has decades of experience in the food product and agricultural markets.
Nexus is in the process of finalizing it`s go to market platform in 2021 and has plans to fully deploy in 2022.
Pixelfarming Robotics designs and manufactures advanced agricultural robots. The company was founded in 2019 to revolutionize how we farm, with the ultimate goal of enabling a self-sustaining ecology. We have developed Robot Zero and recently Robot One to do its work autonomously. Equipped with various sensors and cameras. The ability to use different tools and completely electric. The aim is to continue the development of agro robots for sustainable agricultural solutions.
The RobAgri association aims to develop and structure the sector of the agricultural robotics while addressing several key issues for agriculture, such as the ecological transition and the drudgery of work. It gathers 65 members, including startups, industrial groups, robotics laboratories, while associating agricultural sectors.
RobAgri produces knowledge and methods on adapting robots to the farmers’ needs: safety, testing, standardization… all while promoting technology transfer.
Septentrio designs, manufactures and sells highly accurate GPS/GNSS receivers, for demanding applications requiring accuracies in the decimeter or centimeter range, even under difficult conditions. Whether it’s on the high sea, in scintillation prone areas or at high latitudes, our customers know that Septentrio receivers deliver fast, accurate and reliable positions. In urban canyons, under canopies or even under circumstances where there is deliberate interference, our receivers make our customers excel. As a leader in the GNSS market, Septentrio works with the world’s leading agricultural machinery manufacturers to counter challenges by providing farmers with cm-level accurate GNSS positioning.
By integrating Septentrio’s GNSS+ technology – RTK receivers, antennas and base stations into the precision agriculture system, cultivators around the globe can maximize yields. They would know the exact area of their land, eliminate waste by knowing exactly how much fertilizer to use, and minimize machine wear through precision guidance.
The Sicoval is the Urban Community of the South-East Toulouse conurbation. The Sicoval hosts on its territory two keys actors:
The National Institute for Research on Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE): Created on January 1, 2020, INRAE is a major player in research and innovation. INRAE carries out targeted research and resulted from the merger of INRA and IRSTEA. It is a community of 12,000 people with 268 research, experimental research, and support units located in 18 regional centres throughout France. It is the world’s leading research organisation specialising in agriculture, food, and the environment.
The Agri-South-West Innovation (ASOI): French Innovation Hub for the agri-food sector. The missions are to: maintain and improving competitiveness through innovation , facilitate meetings between companies, research organisations and education centers, foster the emergence of innovative ideas, support the implementation of collaborative innovation projects, facilitate access to public fundings, certify projects, create value and employment on the area.
SITIA is an industrial SME created in 1986 renowned from its origin in the implementation of applied innovation. SITIA has two industrial activities.
The first is the design and production of test benches and special machines for the automotive, aeronautics, agricultural machinery and international technical centers. This CE machine design and manufacturing activity allows him to be involved in the R&D processes of major players in vehicle manufacturers.
The second activity is Robotics, it begins in 2010 with the filing of a first patent. In 2014, SITIA launched its development program for an autonomous tractor. At the end of 2019, SITIA launches the TREKTOR brand which is the first hybrid autonomous tractor!
TREKTOR, with its innovative design, makes it possible to work with different cultures (viticulture, market gardening, arboriculture, vegetable cultivation in open fields). It embeds your existing tools and is built to work for a long time! Hybrid and powerful, it works the time you have decided. Finally, security is at the heart of TREKTOR’s development!
In 2020, SITIA will develop its network of professional distributors in France and abroad. If you wish to be part of it, contact us at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
SwarmFarm Robotics is a commercial robotic company based in Australia. We provide 2 products. We build autonomous robots for agricultural field tasks, and we have an ecosystem – called SwarmConnect® so that independent developers can release new agtech on board our robots and deliver new solutions for agriculture.
We partner with independent developers to release apps and attachments on board our autonomous robots to help solve agricultures problems.
SwarmFarm robots are commercially available and over the past 4 years, our robots have weeded, sprayed or mowed over 200,000 acres of farmland in Australia.
VARTA AG produces and markets a comprehensive battery portfolio, ranging from microbatteries, household batteries, energy storage systems to customer-specific battery solutions for a wide range of applications, and, sets industry standards. It operates in the business segments “Microbatteries & Solutions” and “Household Batteries”. “Microbatteries & Solutions” focuses on the OEM business for microbatteries as well as on the Lithium-Ion battery pack business. “Household Batteries” comprises the battery business for end customers as well as energy storage devices.
Founded in 2016, VitiBot’s vocation is to revolutionize the work of the vine and accelerate the development of sustainable viticulture around the world. VitiBot designs and produces Bakus, a fully electric straddle tractor designed to work in the vineyards in complete autonomy. In the long term, it will be able to carry out all viticultural work, nowadays carried out by conventional tractors, in conditions of safety and optimal quality while protecting the vineyard.
WeedBot is a technology company that builds high precision weeding systems for conventional and organic farmers. We use machine vision to distinguish between weeds and crop. Our equipment is most suitable in early growth stages when high accuracy is necessary to avoid damage of crop seedlings.
In the field of Agro Food Robotics research and development, Wageningen University & Research is worldwide the most experienced and innovative organisation. More than 60 engineers and researchers work together with industrial partners on new robotic systems for agri and food.
Wageningen University & Research designs agricultural robotic systems for marine, livestock, open field, horticulture, fresh chains and food, together with many experts on these application fields within Wageningen. We specialise in artificial intelligence and sensing, especially spectral, learning and vision.
Ztractor Inc. is the Autonomous Electric Tractor manufacturer based in Palo Alto, California. The Company is developing agriculture machinery, technology and services that empower growers to increase farm efficiency. Founded in 2017 Ztractor was first to introduce unmanned electric tractors to the market in the US and Europe. Whether it’s an individual grower or big agriculture producers with a large acreage, Ztractor is focused on reducing the environmental footprint of agriculture practice while significantly improving crop management. By using machine learning techniques for data collection and analysis farming with Ztractors is more predictable and efficient. The unique set of cameras and computer vision algorithms demonstrate outstanding performance in plant health space. Ztractor was selected as a partner organization by McGill University in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. At the moment Ztractor Inc. is offering only one model Bercub 24. The next two models Mars 45 and Superpilot 125 will be available for pre order in 2021 and 2022 respectively.