Koidra, in partnership with leading U.S. universities, land $3.77M USDA grant to advance AI tech for indoor agriculture

Koidra, in partnership with leading U.S. universities, land $3.77M USDA grant to advance AI tech for indoor agriculture

Date
October 24, 2022
Tags
Autonomous GreenhouseAutonomous GrowingAIAIoTUSDAresearchPartnership
Publisher
nifa.usda.gov
A standard high-wire greenhouse. A modern greenhouse can produce as much as 30x vegetables compared to conventional field farming.
A standard high-wire greenhouse. A modern greenhouse can produce as much as 30x vegetables compared to conventional field farming.

Koidra’s cross-institution team -- called ADVANCEA -- has been awarded a 4-year research grant by USDA to push Decision Support systems for greenhouse control to the next level. We are excited to co-lead and work with some of the top scientists in control theory and Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) in North America. This honor is built on top of our repeated success at the autonomous greenhouse challenges in Europe, and the leading commercial platform that Koidra has already deployed to customers.

The federal research grant is a testament to our commitment to advance the CEA technology and ensuring the resiliency of the American food production system.

This also marks a historical first in our industry, that a commercial startup will conduct research with leading universities in a federally funded government project.

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Press release on Ohio State University, the lead applicant of the research project
Official publication on usda.gov