Senecio Robotics shipped its revolutionary BioMosquito™ robot to an international partner

Senecio Compact BioMosquito module based on deep learning technology, with mosquitoes being entered on the right side, with automated loading of male-only (none biting) mosquitoes on the left side into release boxes, after classification and sorting

Senecio ceremony for shipping its BioMosquito machine

Loading station loading measured number of mosquitoes per each release box mounted at the loading position

Senecio Robotics BioMosquito™ based artificial intelligence robot will support global efforts to combat mosquito diseases

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, ISRAEL, January 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tel-Aviv, Israel, January 31, 2019, Senecio is pleased to announce that a positive patent examination for its mosquito robotic solution, has been received, making Senecio the sole company with a positive examination for a mosquito robotic sex sorting.

The female mosquito is the deadliest animal on planet and transmits diseases such as Malaria, Dengue, Yellow fever, West Nile, Zika, etc. with a death toll of hundreds of thousands per year and hospitalizing millions.

In the fight against mosquitoes, the latest technology is the rearing and release of specially treated mosquitoes. Global players include companies like Google sister company, Verily Life Science, Intrexon subsidiary Oxitec, World Mosquito Program, MosquiotMate, Wolbaki, Forrest Innovations and others.

Some approaches, are based on the fact the female mosquito mates only once, hence, the release of large number of sterile male-only mosquitoes (which are non-biting), leads to local population suppression, while other approaches suggest releasing of special treated males and females which prevent diseases transmission. In collaboration with the unnamed partner, Senecio is working to significantly advance the speed, scale and cost of addressing these needs.

Promising results were obtained in trial size programs around the world, including USA, China, Singapore, Australia, Brazil and others.
However, when the solution needs to be applied in large scale, the mosquito factories are limited in their growth potential relying on tedious labor work for the sorting and packaging of the special mosquitoes.

Senecio has been developing a proprietary technology, providing mosquito factories, laboratories and governments with an affordable, compact solution for robotic handling, sorting and loading of mosquitoes in large scale.
The solution can also be combined with the traditional pesticides approach, for an integrated pest management approach, resulting in an effective solution to the mosquito problem.

The company deep learning technology for automating the production process of mosquitoes is integrated with the company special release systems, with granted patents including the sequential release of cartridges from a moving van or a flying vehicle. Special aerial systems were developed and successfully tested in the US with the support of the BIRD foundation (An Israel-USA bilateral program). Senecio was the first company in the world to safely release mosquitoes while flying at high speed.

Senecio Robotics, is an early stage technology company, developing automation solutions for large scale mosquito projects. It is the holder of dozens of inventions from rearing, through sex sorting to loading, air and ground field release, utilizing proprietary proven technologies.

Backed by Ocean Azul Partners from Miami, with a global vision to support world efforts for eradicating the number one killer, Senecio is working to provide mosquito factories with a complete mobile automated unit, providing an affordable solution for one of the worlds most pressing needs.

For more information: www.Senecio-Robotics.com

Hanan Lepek
Senecio Robotics
+972 522754194
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Senecio vision for an integrated automated manufacturing and release


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Saponi Stickball and Lacrosse Program in the Piedmont of North Carolina teaches culture

The youth advocacy organization reminds parents, teachers and community members to help teach the youth about the rich culture in Alamance County.

MEBANE, NC, US, January 30, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Support Our Arthritic Kids launched its 2018 Saponi Stickball/Lacrosse program in July, and continued its momentum today, announcing an culture class in February 2019 in Alamance County.

“Increasingly, younger generations of Native American’s are abandoning traditions -opportunities for a close connection to the earth – with a resultant increase in disease and impaired health states. We are excited to add this program to support our community’s youth initiative of the Autoimmune Awareness campaign,” said Crystal Cavalier, president and CEO of Support Our Arthritic Kids. Less than 100 years ago, autoimmune illnesses were almost unheard of among native American communities. Culture and ceremonies play an important role in the overall well-being of traditional Native American people but the healing potential of this practice is typically unappreciated by allopathic health providers. By bringing Culture Classes back to the community, Support Our Arthritic Kids Inc., are focused on making sure youth stay active and healthy– making sure we offer opportunities to empower youth to excel in school, eating healthy, become good citizens and leading productive lives.

As the community’s leading advocate for youth health awareness, the goal is to ensure that every youth in the area has an open door to a great future. Throughout the Youth Awareness Program, additional partners are supporting youth by donating lacrosse equipment and supplies, encouraging their employees to volunteer with our program and engaging the public to participate in the awareness campaign.

About Support Our Arthritic Kids, Inc

SOAK was started in 2010 by native American military spouse who was frustrated by the lack of public awareness about juvenile arthritis in military and native American communities, and by the lack of advocacy for arthritis patients. We believe that if the communities such as teachers, parents, pediatricians are made aware that arthritis is more than “a few sore joints” and that arthritis strikes children, teenagers and young adults; money will be contributed to arthritis research.

Please visit Support Our Arthritic Kids for more information on youth programs.

Crystal Ann Cavalier
Support Our Arthritic Kids Inc
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CompassData, Inc. Celebrating 25 Years Dedicated To Excellence in Geospatial Technology

Celebrating 25 Years Dedicated To Excellence

CompassData is the world leader in Photo-ID ground control with an archive of over 50,000 points in 128 countries around the globe.

CENTENNIAL, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CompassData, Inc. Celebrating 25 Years Dedicated To Excellence in Geospatial Technology
WHEN ACCURACY MATTERS

Centennial, CO – (January 29, 2019) – CompassData, Inc. announced their 25 years of excellence in Geospatial Technology. The Control Freaks at CompassData Inc. are celebrating their 25th anniversary at the Geo Week in Denver, Colorado. Professionals from CompassData are attending the MAPPS meeting and exhibiting at the IMLF conference.
CompassData is the world leader in Photo-ID ground control with an archive of over 50,000 points in 128 countries around the globe. Their archive is growing daily as client task them for new collect GCPs to support their production of imagery and LiDAR products. Organizations doing large scale production are now subscribing to CompassData’s archive and can select points on demand to support volume production and QA processes.

CompassData’s excellence in survey and geodetic processing has led to the growth of their independent verification/validation services for photogrammetric and LiDAR projects, mobile mapping data collection, UAS services and aviation mapping. CompassData processes are ISO 9001:2015 and FAA DO-200A certified and monitored to ensure quality with each delivery, always oriented to the customer return on investment.

CompassData is only the second company to be granted a FAA Letter of Acceptance (LOA0006DE, April 1, 2014) from the Denver ACO. The LOA is based on their ability to provide highly accurate airport GNSS survey and to verify the accuracy of airport ortho-imagery that is used for Airport Mapping Databases (AMDB). This LOA is a statement of confidence in their ability to meet AC 20-153A and RTCA / DO-200A standards for production of aeronautical databases. CompassData has visited more than 2,500 ICAO active airports and has approximately 700 airport ortho-images currently available off-the-shelf.

In 2018, CompassData has taken their Mobile Mapping division to the next level, delivering more than 7,000 miles collecting 360° imagery. Including customized street level assets utilizing the ESRI® ArcGIS platform, more than 100,000 of features were extracted and integrated with their GIS, to support customer decision making and operational management. For 25 years, The Control Freak Team has delivered accurate geospatial products and services providing unique solutions to address challenges around the globe.

The newest member of the OneCompass Family is CompassDrone, a one-stop-shop providing air frames, sensors, software, support, training, FAA 333 exemption pursuits and services, including post-processing from mapping to professional grade. As the 1st industrial and geospatial dealer for DJI, CompassDrone sells, rents and supports DJI drone airframes and software to empower mapping professionals to deliver drone-based solutions to their clients. CompassDrone's CIRRUAS App for flight planning, and video collection supports export of DJI FMV to ESRI ArcGIS for enhance analytics for the complete workflow for imagery, video or LiDAR through UAS.

Stop by our booth #202/203 at IMLF, and inquiry about GCPs, Airports, Mobile and UAS Mapping data samples, and learn how the OneCompass Family can empower your return on investment on Geospatial projects.

About CompassData, Inc.
Founded in 1994, CompassData, Inc.’s mission is to map the world. CompassData is a dedicated group of professionals who have been at the forefront of geospatial technology since 1994. They are the leading provider of Ground Control (GCP) data for accuracy enhancement and verification, collecting new points daily and adding them to their archive (available off the shelf) of over 50,000 GCPs around the globe. They also have commercially available accuracy verification software developed specifically for geospatial users to test and verify imagery and LiDAR data sets. Other areas of expertise are in Drone/UAS mapping, mobile mapping, and airport mapping.

Contact Information
Bryan Frazier
Inside Sales, Operations Manager
7074 S. Revere Parkway
Centennial, CO 80112
303-627-4058
solutions@compassdatainc.com

LoAnn Crane
CompassData, Inc.
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Major Retailers Jump on America’s Newest Legal Industry: Products that Include CBD

Sephora, Neiman Marcus, and DSW are now selling CBD Products

NEW YORK, NY, USA, January 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Last month, hemp was removed from its Schedule 1 status as a controlled substance when President Trump signed into law, the “Agricultural Improvement Act” more commonly referred to as the “Farm Bill.”

It would be an understatement to say that hemp growers and producers of hemp-derived products were elated with the passage of the bill. The Farm Bill also legalized the production and sale of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD), and products produced from CBD.

The beauty industry evidently anticipated the change in the law because it moved with amazing rapidity to incorporate CBD into a number of upscale cosmetic products.

Prior to the signing of the new Farm Bill, although a handful of niche-market beauty and cosmetic brands already sold products that included CBD they were operating in a legal grey area. The beauty industry was able to skirt the legal issues because products derived from hemp seed and/or hemp seed oil could legally be sold in the US if they were produced and grown from hemp plants grown and manufactured outside the United States. Some smaller cosmetic brands also manufactured and sold CBD-derived products, although these products were not technically legal if manufactured or sold for commercial purposes.

The past decade has been particularly challenging for traditional brick and mortar retailers. Bankruptcies and store closings continue to be in the news. Retailers have been devastated by radical changes in consumer shopping behavior due to the rise of online shopping.

Many retailers are now seeing the passage of the Farm Bill as a way to not only create new, innovative and profitable products but also as a way to revitalize their stores’ stodgy images.

Neiman Marcus, the Dallas-based luxury and high-fashion retailer, has jumped on the CBD bandwagon and is selling a line of beauty products that include CBD. Kim D’Angelo, a beauty buyer for Neiman Marcus stated, “Cannabis beauty brands are becoming increasingly popular and CBD products are the next big thing in beauty”. Neiman Marcus’ products that include CBD are now available at stores in Beverly Hills, Boston, Denver, Newport Beach, San Francisco as well as online.

Sephora as well as the footwear retailer, DSW have also joined the rush to incorporate CBD into their product lines.

Sephora is advertising a “high CBD Body Lotion as a restorative, extra-strength, non-psychoactive infused moisturizing lotion, ideal for post-workout recovery.” The cosmetic chain stresses that there is zero THC, the psychoactive agent.

It’s also been described as a “bit peculiar” that DSW, the discount footwear retailer of designer and brand name shoes is also selling CBD products. DSW’s products are manufactured by Green Growth Brands, a firm that is owned by the family of DSW’s CEO. This sheds light on what otherwise might seem an incongruous arrangement.

A.T. Kearney, the global strategy and management consulting firm indicates that 76% of those surveyed would use cannabis-infused products for therapeutic reasons. Another 41% of those surveyed indicated that they would be willing to try cannabis-based food products. Nearly 40% of the participants surveyed said they would have an improved perception of a company if it were to become “involved” in the cannabis industry, including both the non-psychoactive CBD, as well as the psychoactive THC products.

Statistics from the Brightfield Group confirm the size of the above market. Brightfield projects that the hemp-CBD market could achieve annual sales of $22 billion by 2022.

Interest by retailers in developing or selling products including hemp oil or hemp seeds, as well as CBD is establishing a new retail category. It would not be surprising to see announcements by many more retailers, large and small into this new legal market over the coming months.

Author: Jeffrey Friedland (jeffrey@jeffreyfriedland.com)

Jeffrey Friedland
Global Corporate Strategies LLC
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Refinitiv’s Eikon adds PRIMA MARKETS low carbon transport fuel product suite

PRIMA MARKETS, the only comprehensive research and pricing available to map the growing market in low carbon transport fuel

LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Transport is the missing piece in the global effort to decarbonise. As climate commitments mount, the sector has only just begun the “transformational changes in thinking, policy, technology and investment” the UN says are needed to keep global emissions reductions targets in reach. Climate performance is now a key driver of shareholder value across the global energy, industrial and commodities spaces.

PRIMA MARKETS tracks and analyses developments in transport decarbonisation efforts. Through its globe-spanning, award-winning suite of subscription reports, data and consultancy PRIMA MARKETS offers the only comprehensive window into the product, investment and policy shifts which are cutting transport emissions while keeping the world moving. PRIMA MARKETS product offering covers:

– Biodiesel
– Renewable Diesel / HVO
– Bioethanol
– Vegetable Oils
– UK & European transport obligation tickets
– Low carbon Feedstocks
– Californian LCFS & Oregon OCFP
– RINS
– European Bio-Investment Index
– EU Monthly road transport fuel consumption

You can now track PRIMA MARKETS map of developments in the fundamentals, prices and policies underpinning this multi-billion dollar emerging market through Refinitiv’s financial markets desktop Eikon.
Contact fiona.ribbins@prima-markets.com or BrokerRelationsGlobal@refinitiv.com for more information on how to access this vital new service
www.prima-markets.com

Fiona Ribbins
PRIMA MARKETS
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Bidding Set to Close on Immaculate Albemarle County Virginia Brick Home

The property’s highlights include a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath 2,771 sq. ft. custom built home on 7.41+/- acres located only 6 miles from US Rt. 29, 12 miles from I-64 and 15 miles from Charlottesville.”

— Tony Wilson

FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, January 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., (www.nichollsauction.com) announces the closing of bidding on an immaculate 4 bedroom 3.5 bath brick home on 7.4+/- acres in Albemarle County, VA – the online only auction bidding will begin closing on Wednesday, January 30, according to John Nicholls, president of the company.

“This move-in ready custom built home offers many modern amenities and boasts an extremely desirable location in Albemarle County,” said Nicholls. “This is an amazing opportunity to purchase property conveniently located to Charlottesville, UVA and Martha Jefferson and UVA Medical Centers.”

“The property’s highlights include a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath 2,771 sq. ft. custom built home on 7.41+/- acres located only 6 miles from US Rt. 29, 12 miles from I-64 and 15 miles from Charlottesville,” said Tony Wilson, Nicholls Auction Marketing Group Coordinator.

– The home’s luxuries include 3 bedrooms, including a master suite, located on the main level with an additional master suite upstairs
– Other amenities include custom kitchen with maple cabinets, granite counter tops, under cabinet lighting, eat-in breakfast and walk-in pantry, spacious living room with vaulted ceilings, fireplace, sky lights and bay window, dining room, laundry room, attic and attached 2 car garage.
– Additional note worthy features are crown molding, chair rail, decorative columns, hardwood flooring, covered front porch, rear deck, screen in-back porch, 2 zone AC, 2 heat pumps, gas fireplace and asphalt driveway.
– A detailed list of the property’s many features and floor plan can be found at www.nichollsauction.com.

– Important Note: This property will SELL at or above the starting bid of $365,000 (Tax assessed at $468,300; Last listed at $450,000).

The online real estate auction is open to the public.

For more information about this auction, call Tony Wilson (540) 748-1359 or visit www.nichollsauction.com.

Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., with over 50 years of auction superiority and over 200 years of combined experience, has been synonymous with excellence and successfully marketing and selling thousands of properties.

Tony Wilson
Nicholls Auction Marketing Group
540 748 1359
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TraceGains Helps Transform Arizona Nutritional Supplements® Supplier Management

TraceGains

Our suppliers can easily see what we have, and immediately provide needed updates or documents. Now, our suppliers’ data and documentation will be centralized, connected, and normalized.”

— ANS Vice President of Quality Systems Tom Dubinski

DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES, January 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — TraceGains, the leader in supplier compliance and quality management software for food, beverage, and supplement companies, today announced that Arizona Nutritional Supplements (ANS) has implemented TraceGains Supplier Management.

ANS is a full-service contract manufacturer of dietary supplement and food products serving some of the industry’s largest and most respected brands. ANS selected TraceGains to provide visibility of supplier qualification and material approvals. The company’s previous documentation systems were expensive, cumbersome, and unable to scale to meet increasing demands of a growing business.

TraceGains Supplier Management is based on the SIDI™ Protocol and provides ANS with scalable software to promote compliance and integrity. Suppliers can see exactly what is required for FSMA compliance, and ANS has real-time visibility of supplier status.

“In August 2018, we acquired Healthnotes, a leading quality and compliance software company for the supplement industry,” TraceGains CEO Gary Nowacki said. “We are excited to recognize ANS as our first legacy Healthnotes customer to go live with TraceGains Supplier Management.”

“There is a sense of accomplishment. We don’t have to keep requesting the same information from suppliers year after year,” ANS Vice President of Quality Systems Tom Dubinski explained. “Our suppliers can easily see what we have, and immediately provide needed updates or documents. Now, our suppliers’ data and documentation will be centralized, connected, and normalized.”

About TraceGains
TraceGains delivers cloud-based supplier compliance and quality management solutions for the food, beverage, and supplement industries. At the heart of TraceGains is an advanced network platform that allows companies to automate and streamline their processes through instant information sharing and collaboration throughout the supply chain, fueling digital transformation and product innovation.

About Arizona Nutritional Supplements (ANS)
Arizona Nutritional Supplements® (ANS), founded in 1996 and based in Chandler, Arizona, is a full service CGMP-certified contract manufacturer of dietary supplement and food products serving some of the industry’s largest and most respected brands. ANS also leverages state-of-the-art labs to provide innovation and R&D, as well as full in-house quality assurance services. Privately held, ANS is growing and acquired Nutri-Force from The Vitamin Shoppe in May 2018.

Denis Storey
TraceGains
+1 720-465-9437
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Arcadia™ Announces The World’s First Graphene Coated Field Watch

Arcadia - G1.0 Field Watch

The World’s First Graphene Coated Field Watch

Arcadia Graphene G1.0 Field Watch

The World’s First Graphene Coated Field Watch

Arcadia Watches - Everyday Carry

Arcadia G1.0 – The World’s First Graphene Coated Field Watch

DuraPhene™ Selected as Ultimate Case Coating

The Arcadia Field Watch, and coating, has been under development for almost two years. Our team has successfully integrated the leading edge material graphene with functional urban design.”

— Hal Herron

RIVERTON, WYOMING, UNITED STATES, January 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Arcadia™ introduces its new Field Watch incorporating graphene as the ultimate case coating. A proprietary graphene coating, DuraPhene™, is mechanically and thermally sealed to the stainless steel substrate. Graphene features include these exciting and unique cutting edge properties – 200X stronger than steel, enhanced corrosion resistance, and is anti-microbial. The Arcadia G1.0 Graphene Field Watch will be available via the social funding platform Kickstarter on February 12, 2019.

The Model G1.0 features a compass rose discretely displayed on the chapter ring, military-style numerals, bold precision crafted hands, and large round lumen-filled indicators which complement the ivory face that is reminiscent of vintage watches with enameled finishes. Designed to be “read at a glance” is achieved with the custom, thin-wall, stainless steel case which allows a larger viewing area.

A traditional analog display is found on this 40mm utilitarian G1.0 field watch. In addition to the screw down back, “O” rings are incorporated to assure water resistant protection beyond 5ATM. The internal mechanism is the workhorse Miyota 2035 quartz movement by Citizen. The G1.0 is complemented by an embossed carbon fiber patterned, quick-release genuine leather band, with the Arcadia™ mark laser etched on the clasp and embossed on the inside of the band. All of this is handsomely presented in a branded leather presentation case. Suggested retail price: US $349.

“The Arcadia Field Watch, and coating, has been under development for almost two years. The technical challenge was working with the wonder material graphene…which was finally accomplished. Our team has successfully integrated leading edge materials with functional urban design,” stated Hal Herron, president.

About Graphene
In 2010, two researchers from the University of Manchester were awarded the Noble Prize for the graphene discovery. Basically, it is a two dimensional allotrope of carbon. Here are just a few of its remarkable attributes:

• 200X stronger than steel
• Harder than diamond
• 2 dimensional – 1 atom thick
• Can flex 20% without damage
• Enhanced corrosion resistance
• Conducts electricity 10X better than copper without the heat buildup
• Anti-microbial

About DuraPhene™
DuraPhene™ is a proprietary graphene coating designed to essentially become part of the substrate matrix which offers superior strength and adherence. Thermally fused. DuraPhene™ has applications in oil field equipment, solar panels, lifestyle products, marine products and more.

About Arcadia™
Arcadia™ is a new consumer lifestyle products company founded by a management team with design/build experience in the outdoor sector. Initial products will include custom designed chronographs that integrate the latest materials/technologies with traditional watch aesthetics.

For more information visit: www.arcadiawatches.com or email us at info@arcadiawatches.com.

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Hall Herron
Arcadia Inc.
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Indoor Ag-Con, Enterprise Singapore Announce Winners Of 2019 Indoor Ag-Ignite Competition

2019 Indoor Ag-Ignite Startup Pitch Competition Winners On Stage With Judges at Indoor Ag-Con Asia In Singapore

(L-R)Sarai Kemp, Trendlines Agtech; Michael Dean, AgFunder; Isabelle Decitre, ID Capital; Mark Korzilius, Farmers Cut; Ser Yong Quek, Grower Agritech; Daniel Reigler, Biteback; and Edwin Chow, Enterprise Singapore

Three Startups Take Top Prizes at Indoor Agriculture Pitch Competition Held During
4th Annual Indoor Ag-Con Asia Event

SINGAPORE, SG, January 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Indoor agriculture startups Grower Agritech , Biteback and Farmers Cut won top honors at the Indoor Ag-Ignite competition finals held during Indoor Ag-Con Asia, the premier event covering the technology of growing crops in indoor systems using hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic techniques, January 15-16, 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Designed to support entrepreneurs in the fast-growing indoor agriculture industry and find the most innovative new ideas globally in the sector, the competition was co-hosted by Indoor Ag-Con and its lead sponsor, Enterprise Singapore.

Enterprise Singapore awarded a Startup SG Grant of S$50,000 to each winning team consisting of two components: (1) S$25,000 non-dilutive cash grant which can be utilized to accelerate commercialization efforts, and (2) a further S$25,000 which can be converted into equity shares at the next round of fundraising.

Each winning team will also receive substrates and technical advice from Indoor Ag-Con Asia sponsor and exhibitor, Smithers-Oasis. The company's global expertise of the plant and flower business stretches from propagation to presentation –offering Indoor Ag-Ignite winners the chance to tap into a wealth of industry insight and knowledge.

“New technologies and approaches are transforming indoor agriculture at a rapid clip and we want to do everything we can to help emerging entrepreneurs bring their ideas to market,” said Nicola Kerslake, “This represents our 2nd annual competition and we were especially pleased to see the number of year-on-year entrants grow significantly . Most important, we were thrilled to partner once again with Enterprise Singapore to unearth promising startups — like our incredible Indoor Ag-Ignite winners and all the entrants – in the space.”

“The agility and high-risk appetite of agri-food tech startups put them in the driver’s seat of disruptive technologies. Indoor Ag-Con Asia is a great place for these companies to connect with global agriculture experts, researchers and investors – for knowledge exchange and co-innovation opportunities. Enterprise Singapore is pleased to continue our support for Indoor Ag-Con Asia and Indoor Ag-Ignite in building a network of like-minded entrepreneurs who aspire to transform Asia’s agriculture landscape,” added Ms. Kee Ai Nah, Executive Director of Lifestyle & Consumer Cluster, Enterprise Singapore.

The Indoor Ag-Ignite competition was open to any team or company of under 40 employees developing or deploying innovative technologies for the indoor agriculture industry. Competition applicants were able to make their pitches via video chat for the initial round of the competition. Five finalists — AlgaHealth, Biteback, Farmers Cut GmbH, Grower Agritech LLP, Growflux –received stipends towards travel to Singapore to participate in the finals. The judging panel included Michael Dean, AgFunder; Isabelle Decitre, ID Capital; Sarai Kemp, Trendlines Agtech and Edwin Chow, Enterprise Singapore.

Indoor Ag-Ignite 2019 Competition winners are:

BITEBACK — Biteback is an Insect Bio-refinery company aiming to meet an increasing global demand for palm oil by creating a healthier and more sustainable alternative with 40 times more yield per ha. Biteback has developed a processing technology that allows extraction of more than 90% of fats of insect body mass which is refined into various functional ingredient like cooking oil, butter, fatty alcohol, and bioenergy.

FARMERS CUT GMBH — Farmers Cut has started tackling the challenge of year round local food production by designing a sustainable system impervious to outdoor environmental conditions resulting in pesticide free, nutrient rich greens. The company’s vision is to provide local, healthy, fresh, pesticide-free produce to the urban population all year round

GROWER AGRITECH LLP – Specializing in the cultivation of high-value crops, Grower Agritech is a Singapore incorporated company with its management, agritech science team and executives from Singapore and Thailand. The company’s flag- ship project – Truffle Vertical Farm (TVF) – is a revolutionary technology to cultivate in- vitro, truffles species, indoors.

Indoor Ag-Con returns to Las Vegas from May 22-23, 2019 for its 7th Annual Indoor Ag-Con. which will be held at the Red Rock Resort & Conference Center. For more information visit www.indoor.ag

ABOUT INDOOR AG-CON
Indoor Ag-Con was founded by Newbean Capital in 2013, and has since grown to the premier event in indoor agriculture, the practice of growing crops, raising fish and insects in indoor systems, using hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic techniques. Its events are tech-focused and crop-agnostic, covering produce, legal cannabis, alternate protein and non-food crops. It hosts events in Las Vegas, Singapore and the US East coast. In December 2018, three event industry professionals – Nancy Hallberg, Kris Sieradzki and Brian Sullivan – purchased Indoor Ag-Con LLC from Newbean Capital, so setting the stage for further expansion of the events globally.
More information: https://indoor.ag

About Enterprise Singapore
Enterprise Singapore is the government agency championing enterprise development. Its vision for Singapore is a vibrant economy with globally competitive Singapore enterprises. International Enterprise Singapore and SPRING came together on 1 April 2018 as a single agency to form Enterprise Singapore. The mission is to grow stronger Singapore companies by building capabilities and accessing global opportunities, thereby creating good jobs for Singaporeans. Enterprise Singapore works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise. The agency also also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups. As the national standards and accreditation body Enterprise Singapore continues to build trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards. More information — www.enterprisesg.gov.sg

Suzanne Pruitt
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Three Startups Take Top Prizes at Indoor Agriculture Pitch Competition Held During 4th Annual Indoor Ag-Con Asia Event

2019 Indoor Ag-Ignite Startup Pitch Competition Winners On Stage With Judges at Indoor Ag-Con Asia In Singapore

(L-R)Sarai Kemp, Trendlines Agtech; Michael Dean, AgFunder; Isabelle Decitre, ID Capital;Mark Korzilius, Farmers Cut; Ser Yong Quek, Grower Agritech; Daniel Reigler, Biteback;Edwin Chow, Enterprise Singapore

Indoor Ag-Con, Enterprise Singapore Announce Winners Of
2019 Indoor Ag-Ignite Competition

SINGAPORE, SG, January 23, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Indoor agriculture startups Grower Agritech, Biteback and Farmers Cut won top honors at the Indoor Ag-Ignite competition finals held during Indoor Ag-Con Asia, the premier event covering the technology of growing crops in indoor systems using hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic techniques, January 15-16, 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Designed to support entrepreneurs in the fast-growing indoor agriculture industry and find the most innovative new ideas globally in the sector, the competition was co-hosted by Indoor Ag-Con and its lead sponsor, Enterprise Singapore.

Enterprise Singapore awarded a Startup SG Grant of S$50,000 to each winning team consisting of two components: (1) S$25,000 non-dilutive cash grant which can be utilized to accelerate commercialization efforts, and (2) a further S$25,000 which can be converted into equity shares at the next round of fundraising.

Each winning team will also receive substrates and technical advice from Indoor Ag-Con Asia sponsor and exhibitor, Smithers-Oasis. The company's global expertise of the plant and flower business stretches from propagation to presentation –offering Indoor Ag-Ignite winners the chance to tap into a wealth of industry insight and knowledge.

“New technologies and approaches are transforming indoor agriculture at a rapid clip and we want to do everything we can to help emerging entrepreneurs bring their ideas to market,” said Nicola Kerslake, “This represents our 2nd annual competition and we were especially pleased to see the number of year-on-year entrants grow significantly . Most important, we were thrilled to partner once again with Enterprise Singapore to unearth promising startups — like our incredible Indoor Ag-Ignite winners and all the entrants – in the space.”

“The agility and high-risk appetite of agri-food tech startups put them in the driver’s seat of disruptive technologies. Indoor Ag-Con Asia is a great place for these companies to connect with global agriculture experts, researchers and investors – for knowledge exchange and co-innovation opportunities. Enterprise Singapore is pleased to continue our support for Indoor Ag-Con Asia and Indoor Ag-Ignite in building a network of like-minded entrepreneurs who aspire to transform Asia’s agriculture landscape,” added Ms. Kee Ai Nah, Executive Director of Lifestyle & Consumer Cluster, Enterprise Singapore.

The Indoor Ag-Ignite competition was open to any team or company of under 40 employees developing or deploying innovative technologies for the indoor agriculture industry. Competition applicants were able to make their pitches via video chat for the initial round of the competition. Five finalists — AlgaHealth, Biteback, Farmers Cut GmbH, Grower Agritech LLP, Growflux –received stipends towards travel to Singapore to participate in the finals. The judging panel included Michael Dean, AgFunder; Isabelle Decitre, ID Capital; Sarai Kemp, Trendlines Agtech and Edwin Chow, Enterprise Singapore

Indoor Ag-Ignite 2019 Competition winners are:

BITEBACK — Biteback is an Insect Bio-refinery company aiming to meet an increasing global demand for palm oil by creating a healthier and more sustainable alternative with 40 times more yield per ha. Biteback has developed a processing technology that allows extraction of more than 90% of fats of insect body mass which is refined into various functional ingredient like cooking oil, butter, fatty alcohol, and bioenergy.

FARMERS CUT GMBH — Farmers Cut has started tackling the challenge of year round local food production by designing a sustainable system impervious to outdoor environmental conditions resulting in pesticide free, nutrient rich greens. The company’s vision is to provide local, healthy, fresh, pesticide-free produce to the urban population all year round

GROWER AGRITECH LLP – Specializing in the cultivation of high-value crops, Grower Agritech is a Singapore incorporated company with its management, agritech science team and executives from Singapore and Thailand. The company’s flag- ship project – Truffle Vertical Farm (TVF) – is a revolutionary technology to cultivate in- vitro, truffles species, indoors.

Indoor Ag-Con returns to Las Vegas from May 22-23, 2019 for its 7th Annual Indoor Ag-Con. which will be held at the Red Rock Resort & Conference Center. For more information visit www.indoor.ag

ABOUT INDOOR AG-CON
Indoor Ag-Con was founded by Newbean Capital in 2013, and has since grown to the premier event in indoor agriculture, the practice of growing crops, raising fish and insects in indoor systems, using hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic techniques. Its events are tech-focused and crop-agnostic, covering produce, legal cannabis, alternate protein and non-food crops. It hosts events in Las Vegas, Singapore and the US East coast. In December 2018, three event industry professionals – Nancy Hallberg, Kris Sieradzki and Brian Sullivan – purchased Indoor Ag-Con LLC from Newbean Capital, so setting the stage for further expansion of the events globally.
More information: https://indoor.ag

About Enterprise Singapore
Enterprise Singapore is the government agency championing enterprise development. Its vision for Singapore is a vibrant economy with globally competitive Singapore enterprises. International Enterprise Singapore and SPRING came together on 1 April 2018 as a single agency to form Enterprise Singapore. The mission is to grow stronger Singapore companies by building capabilities and accessing global opportunities, thereby creating good jobs for Singaporeans. Enterprise Singapore works with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise. The agency also also supports the growth of Singapore as a hub for global trading and startups. As the national standards and accreditation body Enterprise Singapore continues to build trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards. More information — www.enterprisesg.gov.sg

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