Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Success Story - Agricolus

Agricolus on the rise!http://www.agricolus.com/

Agricolus aims to provide a complete system for managing pesticide and growth treatments for agricultural crops.
In recent times, when agriculture is facing several problems such as constant increasing prices of factors of production, the decline in selling prices of agricultural products, the need for reducing pollution and saving energy resources and primary, the introduction of precision farming is a new opportunity in crop management.
By identifying and monitoring the variability of soil parameters of each plot, the vigor of the plant and attack of plant pathogens, it is possible to establish different criteria for intervention in individual fields by optimizing the cultivation (fertilization, spreading of plant protection, irrigation, etc.) as well as the costs of production and the level of pollution.
Agricolus Suite is a FIWARE based application that allows to improve agricultural production, minimize environmental damage by utilizing maximum contents of products restricting the use of certain pesticides from the new CAP, raise production quality standards and achieve cost savings resulting from the rationalization of farming operations by using precision farming.

Participating to the InvestHorizon Investment Forum in Lisbon on 22 October 2015 brought to Agricolus new customers, improved validation of their solutions and potential partnership and distributors for our products. They were also approached by an Italian investor right after their pitch.
The pitch was useful to validate our technological and business strategies and market approach. It has been a very important experience for Agricolus. We had good results after this experience and we had the chance to introduce ourselves to this valuable group of international investors.”
We got back in touch with Andrea and he told us that since the event, “many things happened with Agricolus! The most important one is that we will establish, with other investors, a spin-off in the next few weeks (by the end of February). It is a big step: it will become a dedicated company with an international staff and the direct contribution of people from two Italian universities: we will mix our business skills with a strong research team!
Other than this, we have just been accepted in the scaleup acceleration process of EIT Digital: they will support us for both our lines of products, WiseTown and Agricolus. This is a very big step!” (see here).
Agricolus was also selected to present in the Startup Europe Italy Finals last December and was awarded tickets to the EBAN Malaga Congress.