The future of Agrifood production


This year, Jensen Localization participated for the first time in the Startup Europe Smart Agrifood Summit.

Smart Agrifood Summit is an event for professionals, promoted by the European Foundation for Innovation (INTEC) and co-organized by the Regional Government of Andalusia.

More than 1,800 professionals from over thirty countries participated in this year’s summit, representing 700 public and private entities. This speaks to the importance of the event as a basis for getting in touch with potential partners and connecting with more than 50 international investors, all of which can result in future business opportunities. Likewise, it has served as a platform for more than 300 emerging projects and a meeting point where technological entrepreneurs from different parts of the world can come together to present their innovative and disruptive proposals. The call for participation by startups was answered by 103 upcoming companies from 24 countries (75% European) and a total of 226 startups with ties to the Agrifood Sector attended the event.

All this effort served to promote the agricultural and food sector, which is of course key to human survival worldwide.

We had the pleasure of witnessing some interesting new and innovative systems that might very well aid the development of the agricultural sector, such as those presented by:

Agrodrone – Offering among their services:

  • Crop maps based on multispectral and thermal aerial photographs
  • Mapping of agricultural soils based on geophysical magnetism sensors
  • Analysis in their agronomic laboratory

Elaisian – Offering among their services:

  • An easily installable agrometeorological station that can detect the temperature, humidity and real-time atmospheric pressure of olive groves
  • Data collection from olive groves
  • Round-the-clock monitoring of olive grove conditions
VineScout, robots for vineyards.

Other solutions were applicable to multiple industries. For instance:

Captio – Offering among their services:

  • Control of expenses and savings
  • Management of expenses in a single flow without paperwork, manual tasks or fraud

The international nature of Agrifood 2019 also bears mentioning. Present at the summit were emerging companies and startups from more than 20 countries, including India, Israel, Mexico, Australia, Russia, Turkey, Iceland, Indonesia, Argentina, Cameroon, Ghana, Belgium, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Spain, and the United States.

The domains that were touched on ranged from Agritech, FoodTech, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Big Data to Blockchain applied to the Agrifood Chain and Circular Economy.

At Jensen Localization, we are open to change and innovation. As such, we are always looking to provide solutions for companies and projects in need of internationalization. Do not hesitate to contact us to find out how we can collaborate.

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