The agriculture industry has come under stress in recent years for its role in sustaining a growing planet whilst limiting its impact on climate change and environmental damage. It’s clear that this is a sector ready for disrupion. Stepping up to the challenge are Cambridge-based (co-located at AberInnovation) tech company Agxio, with their pioneeringnew approach to farming. Their innovative work and clear commitment to helping farmers work more efficiently and sustainably has led to the firm being included in Business Worldwide Magazine’s list of ’20 Most Innovative Companies to Watch.’
The ’20 Most Innovative Companies’ to Watch list is a celebration of the trailblazing organizations that are changing the game in their respective industries and altering the corporate landscape. Whether in banking, industry, healthcare, energy, agriculture or other industries, these companies are at the cutting edge of breakthrough technologies, innovation and modernised business structures. Those listed have a shared goal of developing revolutionary products and technologies that can drive scalable business models and disrupt established industries and markets.
Farming has been crucial to human life for centuries, but as we have developed the technology needed to meet demand and maximise yields, this has sometimes had a deleterious effect on the planet. A combination of heavy machinery, genetically-modified foods and chemical fertilisers have all given crop farmers a bad name, while also leading to depleted water supplies and poor crops.
Scientists, governments and environmental organisations have been working together to find an alternative to current farming methods, and Agxio are at the forefront of this new revolution. Based in the heart of Cambridge’s Science Park, Agxio are an award-winning team of global innovators and entrepreneurs on a mission to improve and protect the entire agricultural supply chain. Led by Dr Stephen Christie, the company are leaders in data science, machine learning, agri-tech, agri-fintech and behavioural science, and currently work with farmers in over 40 countries.
The company’s flagship product, The Centaur Platform, harnesses artificial intelligence and the very latest advances in data and agricultural science. The technology combines sensors, big data and machine learning to help farmers work more efficiently, make better decisions and produce better yields in a sustainable way.
Dr Stephen Christie explains why the technology is so important: “By using cutting edge technology, machine learning and intelligent data analysis that operates from planning to harvesting, we are enabling farmers to work on an unprecedented scale.”
To find out more about Agxio’s vision, mission and products, visit: https://www.agxio.com/.
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