Monday, 24 January, 2022
The UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering spin-out company Prov-Eye has won the Ornua Most Innovative AgTech Start-up 2022 category and €10,000 prize.
ProvEye uses first-to-market intellectual property to process and analyse UAV and satellite imagery to obtain insights into the efficiency and sustainability of the agricultural industry. The software gives unprecedented accuracy in the measurement of crop yield, disease detection, productivity, and environmental impact from leaf to field to farm to the national scale.
The company founders, Dr Jerome O’Connell and Professor Nick Holden, UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, have 30+ years of experience in the delivery of novel software solutions for the agriculture and natural resources sectors.
Start-up Cotter Agritech was named the AIB and Yield Lab AgTech Start-up 2022, and Izario was named the AgTechUCD One to Watch 2022. Further information regarding the AgTechUCD Agccelerator Programme awards can be found here.
Pictured (l-r) at NovaUCD are; Dr Jerome O’Connell, MD and co-founder, ProvEye and
Eva Griffin, Sustainability and CSR Specialist, Ornua
Text adapted from online news article by David Kearns, Digital Journalist / Media Officer, UCD University Relations (with materials from Micéal Whelan, UCD Research and Innovation)