AdaViv has built an integrated hardware and software platform that uses machine vision to uncover and track plant health and biometrics, enabling visibility over an entire indoor farming operation. This Crop-Care Platform gives farmers digital eyes on every plant, providing greenhouse and indoor cultivators early detection of crop issues and intervention at the plant-level to achieve consistent quality and drive 25+ percent more yields.adaviv.com
Ascribe is developing novel bio-pesticides to improve agricultural sustainability by reducing dependence on toxic pesticides. The company is currently developing a seed treatment product that acts by boosting crops’ natural defenses.ascribebioscience.com
En Solucion uses ozone nanobubble-infused water for post-harvest washing of vegetables and tree fruits, reducing the outbreak of foodborne illnesses.ensolucion.com
Index Biosystems is developing inert genetic constructs that are inserted into yeast and serve as a unique identifier. This product can be used to track food through the supply chain and provide source-of-origin identification at any point.indexbiosystems.com
Nectar is developing a monitoring platform that allows beekeepers to tackle hive-related issues and optimize labour/inputs. Nectar’s platform uses sensors located inside the hives. Data from sensors is sent to a cloud and analyzed from AI modules. The modules create a diagnosis of the hives and results are transmitted to beekeepers via a web app.nectar.buzz
SEPPURE has created a sustainable chemical-resistant nano-filtration technology to replace the energy-intensive chemical separation processes (e.g., distillation) in multiple industries including vegetable oil, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, and oil industries. The innovation of separating chemical mixtures without heat (using chemical-resistant membranes) results in 90 percent less energy consumption and GHG emissions and 30 to 50 percent lower operating costs.seppure.com
Once they have a better handle on their ‘product’ and deployment strategy, the next big hurdle and complexity for them will be WHERE in the very complex supply chain to deploy. Also, whom in the ‘many hands’ which touch the Produce will be their customers. This is just as important of a question to answer as it will determine their value capture potential and requires many rounds of customer discovery up and down the supply chain dynamics.