The Internet of Crops

By 3rd November 2017Semi-finalists

Today, after leaving the field, 17% of the world’s food products spoil during storage and transit – a loss that affects families all over the planet, especially in developing countries. The Greek company Centaur has found a way to monitor the world’s harvests to prevent loss and keep what comes to your table free from pests, mold, and excessive chemical use.

Monitoring and analysing crop data is a start, but the real power lies in using it. The software of Centaur will suggest effective treatments to imminent and current crop threats using Cognitive Pest Management tools. Sensors transmit in real-time from any storage container with no required infrastructure.

Sotiris Bantas, CEO of Centaur, creates innovative technology that makes food production safer and ultimately more democratic – proof that creative solutions can help crack tough humanitarian problems. He will represent Centaur and Greece at the semi-finals of Ideas from Europe in Tallinn this November.

Be sure to watch Centaur’s pitch and all the others on the live stream!