Nominees Technovation Award 2021
View the nominees by the jury for the Technovation Award 2021 below.
The eTrac is a fully electrically powered, unmanned, light horticultural tractor that has been developed for electric mowing, hoeing and precision spraying in fruit cultivation. During regular mowing and hoeing, we want to make 3D images of the orchard with four 3D sensors. This sensor data will be processed and analyzed in real time for tree-level management and for creating task maps so that each tree can be treated with great precision afterwards.
The Berry Monitor is a weekly monitor that provides insight into the range and presentation of all berry products in retail stores of all major supermarkets in Europe. With this we bring all distribution lines and pricing methods on the market for all stakeholders in the chain.
All information is collected through Crowdsourcing. This means that we use a platform of consumers who collect the information from the shop floor by means of questionnaires and photos.
H.S.S. Fruit AgBot 3x2
This technovation is a cooperation between 2 Dutch companies, AgXeed and Hol Spraying Systems. AgXeed is developing and producing the AgXeed AgBot in 2 versions:
- A wide version with crawler undercarriage and a capacity of 155 kW
- A small version with three wheels and e capacity of 55 kW.
The innovation in the machine is the hybrid drive for driving and for the implements, a 4-cylinder diesel engine drives a generator. This generator generates 700 volts and is the power source for the motors. Each wheel has its own driving motor.
H.S.S. develops and produces orchard sprayers, GPS systems and several other machines which are being used in the fruit growing sector. An Fruit AgBot alone can’t perform work, tools are required for this. At this point, AgXeed and H.S.S. found each other and set up a plan together to enable automation for the fruit growing sector.
AgXeed will develop and manufacture the base, the AgBot 3x2. H.S.S. will develop and manufacture some of the tools necessary for the fruit grower. H.S.S will also sell, commission and maintain this AgBot including the tools. H.S.S. is the contact for the fruit growing sector for this autonomous solution. We at H.S.S. look at it as a complete system and therefore offer a total solution.
OneThird has an optical scanner and algorithms that can predict the remaining shelf life of fruit in real-time, non-destructively. If desired, the data can be shared in real-time between growers, distributors and retailers to enable smart decisions in the chain.
Substrate Scale Irrigation Start System
The watering in pot cultivation is determined by determining the drain weight and the desired 24-hour drain.
With the Agromanager spray controller you can spray an orchard plate specifically at tree level. At tree level, it is possible to determine which spraying takes place. Measured values can be fed back to Agromanager by means of sensors, in order to make a task map of this again in the future.
Insolight is developing high efficiency solar modules since 2015. The translucent photovoltaic module for agrivolatic use was developed in 2019. Currently, Insolight is building agrivoltaic pilot demonstrators in different geographies.
AgroWizard enables growers to do magic with data! With the help of our innovative hardware products, various software applications (“measurement apps”) and our online data platform, we offer growers the opportunity to take the next step in precision farming, and aim to transfer these technologies onto other AgTech markets. Our first measurement app/technovation is a fully automatic tree stem thickness gauge that measures trunk thickness and trunk circumference for fruit tree nurseries and avenue tree nurseries, using computer vision and machine learning technologies via our own hardware solutions (camera module and communication module).
Ripe Robotics autonomous Fruit picking Robot
We have developed a robot that is capable of picking fruit autonomously. We are currently on our third version of the prototype and it can pick apples, oranges and will be testing on stonefruit. It helps farmers overcome labour shortages and improves the quality of fruit picked with our unique innovations.