20 Nov 2020
Food and AgTech in 2020: An IDTechEx Perspective
2020 has been a challenging year for the food and agriculture industries, however, the crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak has led to several opportunities in the global food and agriculture industry, particularly for alternative and novel food systems.
20 Oct 2020
Covestro is the leading supplier of plastics products, focusing primarily on polycarbonates resin and polyerethanes. IDTechEx spoke with the R&D team for the use of polycarbonates in 5G infrastructure
9 Oct 2020
Could Unlocking the Plant Microbiome Lead to a New Green Revolution?
Plants host complex communities of microbes, which can have a significant impact on crop yields and quality, both positively and negatively. Until recently, it was generally believed that almost all microbes were detrimental or neutral to plant life.
28 Jul 2020
Varigen Biosciences is a life sciences start-up that uses advanced genomics technology to discover and produce the next generation of natural products. This article discusses how Varigen Biosciences is able to use its technology for discovery of natural products for use in agriculture.
28 Jul 2020
Feeding the World with Genetic Technologies: Technologies and Policies
Dr Michael Dent shares some of the research from the brand new IDTechEx report, "Genetic Technologies in Agriculture 2020-2030".
8 Jul 2020
Abbott Diabetes Care
This is a comprehensive review of the business and technology of Abbott Diabetes Care, assembled from company reports and extensive academic literature review, and supported by additional interview comments over several years. It focuses primarily on the technology behind their market leading FreeStyle™ Libre™ CGM device, which generated over $1.8bn in revenue in 2019.
2 Jul 2020
Marrone Bio Innovations
Marrone Bio Innovations is a Californian company that produces a range of biologically derived pesticides and fertilizers that can be used as effective alternatives to synthetic agrochemicals, without the damage to the environment. In June 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, Dr Pam Marrone.
30 Jun 2020
Ceradis is an agri-tech company that develops and produces environmentally friendly pesticides derived from nature, with the aim of creating safer and greener agriculture that can help feed the planet without costing the Earth. In June 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Willem-Jan Meulemeesters, CEO of Ceradis.
23 Jun 2020
Crop Enhancement is a Californian company aiming to develop agrochemical formulations that use advanced and environmentally friendly chemistry to increase yield, while reducing the need for synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. In June 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Crop Enhancement CEO Jean Pougnier.
22 Jun 2020
Bionema is a British company that develops biopesticides, pesticides derived from nature, rather than synthetic chemicals. In June 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Bionema founder and CEO Minshad Ansari.
18 Jun 2020
Vegalab is company based in Switzerland that produces a range of natural products for use as agricultural inputs, including biopesticides and biostimulants. In June 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with David Selakovic, founder and CEO of Vegalab.
18 Jun 2020
Azotic Technologies is a British start-up developing crop treatments based on nitrogen fixing bacteria. By using these bacteria as a biostimulant, farmers can increase their yields and reduce the need for environmentally damaging chemical fertilizers. In June 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Steve Pearson, Commercial Director at Azotic Technologies
18 Jun 2020
CRISPR Technology Could Democratise Agriculture
Humans have been manipulating the DNA of the organisms around us in agriculture for thousands of years, using selective breeding to create sweeter fruit, hardier grains, cows that produce more milk, and many more valuable traits.
29 Apr 2020
Biome Makers is a Smart Microbial Discovery start-up based in Sacramento, California. The company focuses on developing soil analytic tools for more sustainable and productive agriculture, using machine learning and DNA sequencing to characterise the soil microbiome and provide actionable insight to growers. In April 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Pedro Langa and Daniel Almonacid, CFO and CTO at Biome Makers.
9 Apr 2020
Joyn Bio is a $100 million joint venture between chemicals giant Bayer and synthetic biology unicorn Ginkgo Bioworks. It is working to develop nitrogen fixing microbes that can be used to replace or supplement synthetic fertilisers.
7 Apr 2020
Evogene is an Israeli company that uses computation biology to design products in life sciences-based industries. In March 2020, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Rivka Neufeld, Investor Relations Manager at Evogene about the company's activities in the field of agriculture.
12 Mar 2020
IDTechEx visited Clariant in Höchst near Frankfurt to learn more about their silver nanoparticle activity. We talked with Carsten Schauer in this visit.
28 Jan 2020
IDTechEx interviewed Takehiko Kanzaki, Project Manager in the e-Rubber Division at Toyoda Gosei.
24 Jan 2020
Quantum Materials Corporation
Formed in January 2007, a Nevada corporation under the name "Hague Corporation" went public in 2008 (symbol QTMM) as part of an agreement to secure a first round of funding from investors.
15 Jan 2020
Weed and Litter Killer Robots
A weeding robot for autonomous farming and a robot that liberates the beaches from litter. Those are two innovations brought by the Dutch delegation from Techleap.