Intelligent Precision Farming wins UK leg of European Satellite Navigation Competition!
An innovative new mobile app for farmers that uses satellite technology to pinpoint and identify disease, pests and weeds within fields, and then integrate this data with precision farming software to create targeted treatment plans, saving time, money and unnecessary applications, has won the UK leg of ESNC.
Presenting IPF with their award, Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult said:
“The ESNC brings space and business together, enabling the space sector to identify and support ideas with real commercial potential. By 2030, the UK is expected to have a £40bn space based industry and £37bn of that market value will be driven by new products and services such as “seeCrop”. The UK has yet again led the way with the greatest number of entries for a region, an encouraging sign that UK space is “Open for Business”. We congratulate IPF on their success and look forward to helping them drive the product forward.”
Our congratulations and best wishes also go to the 2014 runners up:
Second place: iGeolise (2012 ESNC competition winner)
Third place: Stevenson Astrosat
The UK leg of the ESNC is run jointly by the Satellite Applications Catapult and the University of Nottingham and supported by the UK Space Agency, Technology Strategy Board, CGI, Airbus Defence & Space, Marks & Clerk and the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre, Harwell.
Take a look at the ESNC launch film and see how the competition has transformed the business of 2012 winner, iGeolise.
For further information about the 2014 winners and the competition, please visit UK ESNC.