We are very proud and excited about the fact that Startlife has chosen IRRIOT together with 8 other European agtech startups to be part of their market leading accelerator.

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Hi Mikhail, you are the technical manager for IRRIOT and have recently been involved in monitoring and supporting a number of customers who have started their irrigation automation for the spring.

Can you tell us a little about the different cultivations and how they differ?

Yes, it is true that I have been involved in many installations during the spring. Everything from apple orchards, strawberry orchards and nurseries. Each cultivation is unique and the design of the irrigation systems varies – with it come different challenges, which I find extra rewarding.

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IRRIOT features unique flexibility in configuring the fully automated irrigation. The irrigation can be directly controlled by sensors, registered in the IRRIOT system, or can be set for sensor control during the user defined time schedule – automatic scheduled irrigation. 

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We are very proud to announce that in fierce competition IRRIOT was elected as one of the top 500 companies in the AgriFoodTech startup ecosystem. With well over 2000 applicants from over 60 countries, this year’s FoodTech 500 has revealed an incredibly diverse set of applicants who are tackling the food crisis from every angle.

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Formed in 1818 – Hermann Meyer is the leading European reseller of irrigation equipment. They have their main office in Rellingen, Germany, but supplies farmers and nurseries all over Europe.

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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.

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The Swedish innovation agency, Vinnova, has granted us 700.000 SEK to develop a wireless frost protection system.

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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.

The results of the work of Operational Group will be the application to receive rural development funding from The agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) programme.

This development is possible thanks to the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. More information about the fund could be found here.

As of today, IRRIOT is officially a member of WIN Water. WIN Water offers a market place for businesses and innovations within the fields of water. Using open innovation, they speed up the process of getting innovations to the market.

– The timing is perfect for us, we are finishing up our prototype 2.0 and early next year we are going to market. Hopefully, WIN Water will help us move faster, says IRRIOTs CEO Alex Palin.

About WIN Water:

WIN Water have in total around 80 active member organizations. The members of our networks include small innovative companies as well as organizations from public and private sectors, academia and non-profit organizations. WIN Water is a part of Ideon Science Park in Lund, Sweden and acts with an international perspective.

Slottsträdgården Ulriksdal (Castle Garden Ulriksdal), with farmland of about a hectare, was the first farm where IRRIOT AB installed their precision irrigation system. In 2018, we let the system of nine wireless solenoid valves powered by solar panels handle the irrigation, around the clock for five months, with exceptionally good results.

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