The nut allergen detection device that fits in the palm of your hand. Allervent is innovating to improve the lives of people with food allergies. Assembling world-class scientists, Allervent’s technology detects the fingerprint of allergens and the device alerts the user when it detects allergens, so people with food allergies can have an extra layer of protection between them and food allergens.
Anu is empowering people to grow their own fresh, locally-grown produce right at home. With their patented technology and expert knowledge, anyone can become a farmer and take control of what they eat.
BioReact is a cloud-based software platform using AI to optimize cell culture conditions. BioReact serves a variety of customers in markets like biopharmaceuticals, biofuels, synthetic biology, and food/beverage.
The Boden BOLT purifies soil with a precise electrical pulse applied during other field treatments. Trials indicate yield gains versus chemical nitrogen stabilization in corn and cotton. They are going to market with per acre services in 2019 in Indiana and California.
EnviroKure offers farmers sustainable solutions to excess chicken manure, degraded soil and tight margins. By producing biologic amendments, EnviroKure products aid soil health and plant productivity at all stages of conventional, organic and hydroponic crop production. Their innovative technology harvests nutrients and microbes from manure, eliminating pathogens and transforming into safe, microbial-rich liquids to improve yields, crop resiliency and provide strong returns for producers.
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Eco-Tek LLC serves the Horticulture and Dairy Farm Industries. This eco-friendly company has developed a proprietary suite of automated equipment that separates dairy solids, which are composted and used for comfortable bedding for the cows. The dairy may also elect to sell this Dairy Bio Fiber as an environmentally-friendly growing media for horticulture. Both groups achieve economic and environmental benefits from Eco-Tek’s technology.
EPOGEE is the developer, producer and marketer of Epogee® fat replacement. Epogee is the most effective, versatile and safe way to sharply cut calories and preserve taste in a very wide range of food uses, including baking, frying, nutrition bars, nut butters, frozen desserts and confectionery. They have achieved FDA GRAS status for all the above uses. Currently, marketed products using Epogee include chocolates and ice cream. Maximum taste / Minimum calories = Epogee.
“Generating Revenue from Algae.” Algae can be used to reduce nutrients in municipal wastewater, remove carbon dioxide from flue gas and be harvested from open waters. However, the algae produced or captured is typically landfilled or used as low-cost field and feed supplement. Gen3Bio takes the algae and converts it to biobased specialty chemicals and bioplastics to generate higher revenue that widens the carbon cycle using much less capital and energy than existing processes.
GeoSilos leverages the power of place-based solutions for food and agriculture. Since 2011, GeoSilos has supported business, economics, policy, communications and outreach analysis built upon the foundation of geography and spatial analysis for strategic planning, analysis, and communications.
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Green Sense Farms builds and operates indoor vertical vegetable farms in the USA, builds and licensee its growing technology to operating partners abroad and conducts productions scale research on cultivars and growing systems.
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GRYFN offers precise geomatics solutions for coaligned and repeatable multi-sensor UAV data collection for research and commercial applications. Their core vertical application empowers plant breeders in major commodity crops with precise, repeatable data and analytic solutions for high throughput phenotyping in the field. Leveraging the multidisciplinary ecosystem at Purdue University, GRYFN was founded by eight professors with backgrounds in Aeronautics, Biology, Plant Sciences, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
InsightTRAC provides precision robotics that leverages cloud-based data to help growers better manage and optimize their profit per tree. Initially targeting the almond industry, InsightTRAC provides growers an autonomous winter sanitation solution for what is currently a manual process.
Insignum AgTech creates biotech plants that communicate with growers, warning of an early stage infection so that crops can be protected. The plants turn purple before a pathogen can be identified, providing information that gives growers confidence to fight disease when, where, and if they need.
For microbiome scientists, Karyosoft unifies and connects genome (omics) data in real time through their easy to use technology Loci, a genome intelligent data management platform, to drive time to market for their innovations. Their vision is to become the industry leader in providing next generation customized intelligent software solutions that make complex genome (omics) data analytics simple for microbiome scientists. Karyosoft helps scientists to change the world using microbial genome (omics) data.
Krishi makes animals healthier. Treatment of bovine respiratory disease fails 33% of the time leading to losses of almost $1 billion/year in the US. Farm-based diagnostics can improve the success rate of treatment and reduce losses. Krishi is enabling simpler diagnostics using DISCOVER: Diagnostic Sensors for Cause of Bovine Respiratory disease. To enable low-cost sensors for widespread use, they are building these sensors using paper based materials and isothermal molecular assays.
LeafSpec is an accurate, affordable, and portable hyperspectral crop imager. With a quick scan of the crop leaf in 3-5 seconds, users can immediately get the precise measurement of many crop physiological features such as chlorophyll content, nitrogen content, leaf moisture, disease, herbicide damage, and so on. Each measurement is geo-referenced and field crop stress maps can be automatically generated on the real-time.
Leaftech Ag, INC offers a handheld “Digital Lab” that geo-locates and analyzes a plant’s leaf for nutrient and chemical composition; delivering results that are 98% faster and 90% less expensive compared to current industry practices. With faster analytic results the producer is able to apply the correct inputs, in the right amounts, at the optimal time and location, improving crop performance, reducing production cost, and resulting in enhanced nutrient stewardship.
2019 gBETA AgBioScience Participant 2020 AgLaunch365 Row Crop Challenge Winners (phases 1 and 2) 2021 Purdue Fish Fry: Fish Tank Pitch Contest Judges Choice Winner
NanoBio Designs provides a highly efficient detection platform to verify the presence or absence and levels of targeted genetic markers in samples. Our approach is to make simple self-service devices that detect based on DNA-coated nanoparticles rather than costly and complex Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCR). Our initial ExpresSeed platform meets several unmet needs of hybrid seed producers and grain distributors looking to quickly validate genetic composition before purchase, sale, or export.
NutraMaize is commercializing a more nutritious, better tasting, variety of non-GMO orange corn that was originally developed by its co-founder, Professor Torbert Rocheford of Purdue, as part of an ongoing humanitarian effort to help alleviate malnutrition in Africa. NutraMaize is marketing its own line of milled products under the brand “Professor Torbert’s Orange Corn” and aims to deliver the benefits of orange corn more broadly by partnering with food manufacturers as an ingredient supplier.
Peakey provides software development services including embedded / firmware, machine vision, machine learning, big data analytics, web, mobile and cloud technologies. They have deep knowledge of the Agriculture market, developing solutions in the areas of farm management, field (automation, monitoring), livestock (event tracking, RFID) and equipment (maintenance, usage, scheduling).
Located at Purdue Research Park, Phytoption transforms agricultural crops to highly functional ingredients driven by two state-of-art proprietary technology platforms: (1) phytoglycogen based functional biomaterials for drug, personal care, and food applications, and (2) specialty natural flours – Floura, for enhancing food quality and sustainability. As high-performing natural emulsifiers, Floura products address a $5 billion ingredient need for clean label and transparent food and beverage.
Progeny Drone Inc.’s mission is to make it easy for public and private plant breeders, seed treatment researchers, crop protection researchers, and crop consultants with no programming expertise to get the maximum possible value out of the lowest-cost drones for outdoor small plot research. Progeny does this by providing state-of-the-art, user-friendly software that quickly and automatically converts raw drone imagery into labeled ortho-images and metrics of individual research plots without requiring high-grade GPS, ground control points, shapefiles, high-performance computing, or internet access.
The Artificial Intelligence that QMIRA™ developed uses a dynamic system to identify, diagnose, and intervene in crop infections. Through this revolutionary technology, farmers and others in the agricultural sector have a point of product intervention to combat crop infections by scanning the soil, diagnosing undetected parasites and diseases, and treating with the right intervention.
The Smart-Apply® Intelligent Spray Control System™ uses LIDAR to scan each plant or tree in front of the sprayer creating a density map of the target, then algorithms calculate the exact amount needed. As the sprayer passes, each spray nozzle becomes its own variable rate sprayer, applying just the right amount per nozzle spray zone.
Spectrum Non-GMO Seed is a national independent seed business specializing in Non-GMO seed corn and soybeans. With a state-of-the-art independent breeding program and distribution available from coast to coast Spectrum is quickly becoming the nation’s largest Non-GMO only supplier of corn and soybeans.
Teichos Laboratories, LLC. (Teichos) is developing a platform technology based upon critical cellular structural and signaling molecules of organisms found in all terrestrial microbiomes in order to improve animal health vaccine effectiveness. Teichos adjuvants can improve the performance of virtually any underperforming vaccine, producing increased feed efficiency, animal health and welfare, food safety, and reduced environmental concerns.
The Bee Corp applies data analytics to beehives to help growers ensure effective pollination. TBC’s product, Verifli, decreases costs for growers by monitoring the number, health and distribution of pollinating bees.
TopYield Ag’s networking platform allows producers and growers to connect, and engage with experts to receive fast, accurate agronomic information from reputable professionals. Using TopYield Ag, the online community helps source, vet, and share information while removing or limiting biases.
Traction is an independent ag tech company that is employee and farmer owned, providing integrated solutions for accounting, record keeping and crop/field profitability. Using innovative office and mobile web technology, Traction saves farmers time by automating their records and providing actionable decisions throughout the growing season. Traction is located in Auburn, Indiana.
Verility is focused on disrupting and optimizing breeding and fertility in animal health. This new fertility platform, called FERTILE-EYEZ, allows industry players access to mobile product attributes never before seen at such an affordable rate. It is the only mobile, accurate, fast, affordable Artificial Intelligent device that confirms if an animal is ready to enter the breeding season. It is like having a skilled lab technician AND a digital microscope in the palm of your hand.
VinSense is a data integrator for the wine industry and perennial crops. Based on proprietary, real-time functional soil mapping, they provide actionable information at higher resolution, yet faster and cheaper than current technology. Their decision-support software visualizes in-field data, and their cloud-based interface brings all the data that growers need into a highly intuitive dashboard. VinSense empowers growers to improve crop quality and value while increasing sustainability by saving water and labor.
Xylogenics is a design-oriented synthetic biology company empowering baker’s yeast to efficiently produce high-value products through environmentally sustainable fermentation processes. They are the inventors of the MX-1 and GX-1 yeast platforms, unique yeast technologies with enhanced fermentation efficiency for fuel ethanol producers today and essential characteristics for high-value specialty chemical production in the future.