Precision Farming – Drones, Advanced Robotics and Automation
How the agricultural sector is embracing technology?
Disrupted Farming – Japanese company builds first autonomous farm
Food production gets exponentially more efficient iDisrupted Commentary Combine the Internet of Things with efficiencies in food production and we’re on the brink of saving […]
Disrupted Farming – Now it's RFID and big data for cows
Cows are a great icon for digital farming iDisrupted Commentary We like digital food at iDisrupted. We like they way it can solve the world’s […]
Disrupted Agriculture – farming and IoT combine to beat food insecurity
Move over legacy farming – IoT is here iDisrupted Commentary by guest contributor Lynne Slowey @lynslow Being born and bred in Lincolnshire I have seen (and smelt) a […]
Disrupted Farming – Fitbit for Cows
Internet of the Things brings positive disruption to farming iDisrupted Commentary More positive disruption coming to the farming business – we’ve seen vertical farms, big […]
Disrupted Food – from 3D printing to robotic food processing to insect farming
Advances in robotics create robots that will process food
Disrupted Food – farming goes hyper efficient with big data
Entrepreneur gets $15m in funding to bring big data to farming and enables farming to become opportunistic.
Industry Convergence: Going Beyond Business Boundaries
Sharing skills, resources and knowledge to increase growth and respond to competition Industry convergence is a fundamental growth opportunity for organisations. An IBM study of 2016 revealed […]
5 Simple Technology Solutions For Industry
Some disruptive technologies – artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, augmented reality – aren’t exactly what you’d call simple. Built using complex programmes and, more often than not, expensive hardware, these solutions can be both costly and confusing. However, sometimes the most effective solutions are also the most simple…
Tech To Address Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic resistance (also known as antimicrobial resistance) is a very serious problem. 700,000 people die from drug resistant infections each year, and this number is only expected to grow. As well as loss of life, the global financial cost of antibiotic resistance could reach £69tr. So what are organisations doing to solve antibiotic resistance? How can…
10 Companies Spearheading Innovative Sustainability Initiatives
Sustainable business makes sense, and not only because customers connect with purposeful, environmentally conscious companies. Sustainability is necessary. If your business isn’t sustainable, it simply won’t survive. As sustainability rapidly climbs the boardroom agenda, here are…
Diverse Communities Drive Sustained Innovation
Communities are the basic unit of sustained innovation because innovation invariably stems from creating new recipes or new ways to blend old and new ideas to create new technologies and solutions to a shared problem. If you can bring together a diverse bunch of people under a common cause with different ideas, knowledge and insights, then through their conversations you’re likely to achieve a significantly better outcome. This means diversity in its broadest sense: across culture, inclusivity and…
The Changing Face Of Marketing And Communications
Digitalisation has disrupted every industry from farming to pharma, but it’s easy to overlook the impact that innovative technologies and business models have had on marketing and communications. So, how has the profession evolved to take advantage of digital disruption? Barbara Bates, global CEO of…
Mobilising Mobile In Agriculture
Farmers are clearly willing to pick up their phones, and it’s not hard to see why. Mobile platforms are cheap, comprehensive and connected. Making further improvements, however, relies on more than just the enthusiasm of farmers. Healthy startup environments will…
AgTech: Building The Robo-Farm
The demand for employees in the agricultural sector is a prime example of how sociopolitical climates can influence technological adoption. Californian berry growing company Driscoll’s, for example, has installed a strawberry picking machine in direct response to the need for labour. Across the globe, small to large scale farms are…
10 Companies Championing CleanTech
In light of worrying statistics about how far humans have damaged the environment, the CleanTech revolution could not have come at a more critical time. Luckily, there are a number of established companies and startups that are working to find clean solutions for businesses and consumers. But who are they, and…
Will Meatless Alternatives Devour The Traditional Meat Industry?
Alternative meat products have come a long way since Quorn and Tofu began to appear on supermarket shelves. In 2013, Dr. Mark Post tucked into a lab grown burger that looked, smelled, and most importantly tasted exactly like the real thing. Since then the market for lab grown protein…
Can Technology Overcome The Antibiotic Apocalypse?
Each year, 700,000 people across the globe die from drug resistant infections. According to the UK’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), this number could increase to 10 million if action is not taken. As if that wasn’t a high enough price to pay, the report also predicted that the global financial cost of antibiotic resistance could hit £69tn. While organisations across the world are…
AgTech Grows Into A Fruitful Investment
Like all legacy industries, agriculture is undergoing a digital shift. The availability of innovative technology has led to the expansion of sensor driven methods collectively known as precision farming. The uptake of technological techniques has been hesitant due to…
Industry Convergence: Going Beyond Business Boundaries
Industry convergence might sound like yet another sensationalist buzzword, but it’s worth taking seriously. According to Gartner, the convergence of industries represents the most fundamental growth opportunity for organisations, redefining the boundaries between sectors. An IBM study published in 2016 revealed that two thirds of global CMOs saw industry convergence as their greatest business challenge.