IOT/AI


  

ThinkAg Meetup 2019 – Key Takeaways

Two years back, ThinkAg agroup was set  up to inrease parternship between the startups and the corporates. Though that was the idea it was started with, the agenda has expanded. It now includes three distinct initiatives. Aglab: A market-linked acceleration program to enable rapid scaling. It will do this through curating a platform where progressive corporates and mentors deeply engage with entrepreneurs Aginvest: A steady pipeline of industry vetted investment ready innovations, access to experts in the industry and an in depth understanding of the sector to enable higher number of investments Agconnect: Knowledge dissemination and thought leadership publications to further fuel innovations The Thinkag annual meetup brings together about 50 stakeholders from the agri and food industry &#...

Agritech Case Study Series: APMC Manchar App

BASIC DETAILS Product Name: APMC Manchar App Name of Organization: Krushiking Agrotech Industries Pvt. Ltd. At the helm: Mr. Nilesh Shejwal (MD) Year of Incorporation: 2015 Website: www.krushiking.com Core technology used: Android app, Dashboard (web view), SMS gateway integration, Bluetooth operated portable printer. PROJECT DETAILS Tell us about your product/solution in brief. ‘APMC Manchar’ is an application and complete digital solution made for APMC Manchar. The objective was to design complete end to end process digitally and by-pass handwritten receipts. Creating a transparent institutional ledger that updates real-time and the information is updated every stake holder of APMC.  Beneficiary- Farmers APMC institution Labourers Traders Agmarknet (Database at Govt. of India) Agricultur...

Mobilizing Industry Insights for Application of AI in India’s BFSI sector

There was a time in India when going to the bank meant spending at least half a day in a long queue, waiting endlessly for a user’s financial details to be updated in paper passbooks and ledgers. The bank of today is completely different – its digitized, fast and also, smart. Smart is a simpler way of denoting the extremely intuitive and efficient manner in which banks are processing huge amounts of user data. Banks are now providing chatbots, personalized services, preventive maintenance, fraud detection and more, to enhance customer experience and improve operational efficiency. Increasingly, the use of AI and ML to various functions within banking and financial services (BFSI) has revolutionised the industry in India. According to data provided by NITI Aayog and Accenture, AI can boost ...

Defining the Industrial IoT Edge

The edge of industrial internet-enabled architectures is increasingly recognized throughout industry for its important role in fulfilling the promise of digital transformation strategies.   Initially focused on delivering timely, clean data to cloud-based applications, the industrial IoT edge has emerged as an entirely new ecosystem within the overall enterprise architecture. ARC defines the Industrial IoT edge as the place where physical devices, assets, machines, processes, and applications intersect with internet-enabled portions of the architecture.  Industrial IoT edge devices provide input to, and may receive output from, industrial internet-enabled systems, applications, and services, but reside outside of clouds and data centers. Edge systems typically operate on-premise but are di...

Agritech Case Study Series: Jivabhumi

Product Name: FOODPRINT™ – Digitising agriculture for a safer, transparent and traceable food supply chain Name of Organization: Jivabhumi Agri Tech Private Limited At the helm: Srivatsa Sreenivasarao and Anil Nadig Year of Incorporation: 2016 Website: https://foodprint.farm and http://jivabhumi.com Core technology used: Blockchain, Cloud, Mobility. PROJECT DETAILS 1. Tell us about your product/solution in brief. FOODPRINT™ is a produce aggregation and food traceability solution which aggregates the farm produce and implements food traceability using technology such as BLOCKCHAIN to capture the information of the produce at various points in the supply chain such as production, processing and distribution. It is an intelligent platform which is aimed at digitizing agric...

AgriTalk with Ritu Verma, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ankur Capital Fund

Ritu Verma is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Ankur Capital Fund. She has a PhD in physics and worked on investing in IP led renewable technologies globally. Ankur is a social impact driven fund that invests in business models that address core challenges in agritech, food, healthcare, skill development and education. Here we talk about her unique outlook and aproach to technology.  How did the idea of Ankur Capital come about? For me the motivation to embark on this adventure was born out of a desire to create a change. I had spent most of my life working on innovations, as a physicist, PhD, as part of innovation teams at Unilever and Philips bringing, soaps and TV’s to the market around the world. I had even toyed with IP led investments at BASF looking at cutting edge renewable e...

Detecting Anomalies with Embedded AI Technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a major buzzword in the industrial world at the moment.  ARC Advisory has been monitoring the AI topic for a while now as we are convinced that AI will play a vital role in supporting cost reduction and developing flexible production environments in manufacturing.  For more background on AI, please refer on our blogs on policy, observations and products. Omron has released one of the first embedded AI solution for manufacturing in a controller that collects, analyzes and utilizes data on edge devices.  The hardware is based on the company’s Sysmac NY5 IPC and the NX7 CPU and analyzes data locally, or on the edge, without the need to connect to additional on-premise or off-premise infrastructure. Detecting Anomalies with Embedded AI Technology The AI function...

Agritech Case Study Series: BharatRohan

Product Name: BharatRohan CropAssureTM and BharatRohan SeedAssureTM Name of Organization: BharatRohan Airborne Innovations Private Limited At the helm: Amandeep Panwar  & Rishabh Choudhary Year of Incorporation: 2016 Website: http://www.bharatrohan.in Core technology used: UAV/Drone based Hyperspectral Remote Sensing PROJECT DETAILS Tell us about your product/solution in brief. BharatRohan helps farmers attain their greatest potential using Hyperspectral remote sensing- based Decision Support System (DSS). The BharatRohan CropAssureTM is a subscription-based service package that provides support to the farmers from sowing to post-harvest, with periodic alerts on early diagnosis of pests infestation, disease outbreaks and supports in cultivation through IPM practices. This service also ...

Agritech Case Study Series: Fasal

BASIC DETAILS Product Name: Fasal Name of Organization: Wolkus Technology Solutions At the helm: Ananda Verma, Shailendra Tiwari Year of Incorporation: 2018 Website: https://fasal.co Core technology used: IoT & AI PROJECT DETAILS Tell us about your product/solution in brief. Fasal is an AI-powered IoT platform for Agriculture ecosystem that records a variety of growing conditions on the farm. It then uses artificial intelligence and data science to make on-farm predictions and delivers actionable insights and recommendations to farmers to grow more and grow better. FASAL helps in, * Irrigation management, pest and disease management, fertiliser, fungicide and pesticide application management. * Getting real-time alerts about crop, soil and weather conditions to make adjustments to reac...

Top 9 Questions to Ask an IoT Platform Provider

What exactly is the IoT? Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming increasingly popular day by day. Many companies are now including IoT based system while designing their products. Though IoT has become so popular worldwide that it is house to no introduction, it can be referred to as a system that enables products to communicate by connecting them using the network that uses sensors. IoT can also be stated as a system which is an amalgamation of different systems. It connects your products with other products with the help of the cloud and sensor-enabled communication. The very definition of IoT may make you assume that it is a simple system that connects two products or devices with the help of network and related technologies. In reality, that is not the case and understanding what would wo...