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IRRIOT has been selected to the EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator Stage 3

We are happy to announce that IRRIOT has been selected to the EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator Stage 3. EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator is the only EU acceleration program focused on climate impact by cleantech commercialization. It is a European knowledge and innovation community, working towards a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy.

IRRIOT elected for European EIT Food Accelerator Network

Each startup team will be assigned their own mentor who will support the team all through the program. Besides mentoring, teams will be offered lectures and workshops in topics ranging from product development and service design to sales, marketing and fundraising. Please read more about the program here!

Why precision irrigation?

7.7 billion people, that is the world’s population today and by the middle of the century the Earth’s population is expected to hit nine billion, with more than half of that growth taking place in Africa.

Feeding this growing population won’t be easy. 12 years ago a scientists reckoned that the global food system will need to produce more food in the next 50 years than it did in the past 10,000 combined.

Over 33% of us are facing water scarcity today and by the year 2025 that figure may rise to 67%.

Did you know that 70% of global water withdrawals are done by farmers and this is where we find the greatest water wastage?

IRRIOT got support for setting up an Operational Group

Good news!
We are thrilled to announce that IRRIOT’s idea got recognized by the Swedish Department of Agriculture, which granted us initial financial support for setting up an Operational Group, which will work in the field of innovations and sustainability in agricultural sector and farming. The main task of the group is to identify major problems farmers facing in Sweden and also globally, define the project scope, prepare project plan, budget, develop pilots, to choose technology and partners for research, production, etc.