Agricolus is a startup that develops solutions for Smart Farming. The mission is support farms in simplifying and enhancing the work on field by using innovative technologies of data collection and analysis. The core of the company is a cloud platform composed of several applications: forecast models, remote sensing, crop scouting, Decision Support Systems. Agricolus spreads Agtech culture by promoting an Academy addressed to farmers and professionals.
Competences & Capabilities
Main areas of specialisation and technological expertise are:
- Remote sensing (satellite and drone)
- Crop scouting
- Forecast models (phenology, crop water and nutritional requirements, risk of pest and disease)
- Decision Support System for irrigation, fertilisation and defence (DSS)
- Multi-spectral indices
Agricolus has a multidisciplinary team consisting of agronomists and developers, Data Analyst, GIS experts.
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
Smart-ET will use COVID-19 data from farms to predict variations in dairy production and market feed costs, helping to reorganise dairy production and supply during pandemic events or similar market shocks.
Explore how circular economy can foster sustainable urban food systems
In the Food Solutions "MICROBIOME-PUSH: Into Microbiome Exploitation in Food Systems" we will focus on the applications of microbiomes in different segments of the food chain.
Assessing and tracking changes in soil quality remotely
Challenges in today’s Food System are complex and interconnected – to address them, digital innovative solutions along the entire value chain are required.
Improving sustainability, animal welfare and productivity in dairy farming
Providing precision agriculture solutions for farmers
Consider ways arable farmers in the EU can use agri-tech to benefit business
Reducing the environmental footprint of livestock farming
Our objective is to produce a set of activities (summer schools, focus groups, professional workshops, stakeholders and community meetings, business creation support).
The European Food Systems Education and Training (EFSET) programme addresses the increasingly challenging array of food-related problems, such as food waste or malnutrition.
The Action Line is divided into 2 complementary programmes – RIS Fellowships dedicated to Master of Science students and graduates and RIS Talents dedicated to Ph.D. students and postdocs from 28 EIT RIS countries which both aim to promote brain circulation, contributing to enhancing the innovativeness of personnel and development of scientific impact by supporting the creation and diffusion of high-quality new knowledge, skills, competences and solutions to food system challenges.
Many vegetables including sweet corn, artichokes, potato and cabbage (e.g. Brussels sprouts) are not holistically used in food production although they are safe to consume (without or with further processing). In some cases, more than 50% of the nutritional valuable material is left in the fields or not further valorized.