Applied Drone Innovations

Imagine a football field, now imagine that you have to check the health of each individual blade of grass. This is the challenge that growers face in the ever expanding horticulture market today. Employees are hard to find, hard to train and greenhouses are only getting larger. Applied Drone Innovations (ADI) provides new tools to growers to tackle these issues.

“Developing tomorrow’s greenhouse monitoring systems, today”



Horticultural innovation is in ADI’s DNA, we are developing tomorrow’s greenhouse monitoring systems, today. These state-of-the-art autonomous robotic platforms increase the effectiveness and efficiency of greenhouses here in the Netherlands and worldwide.With extensive experience in the horticulture sector, ADI are in a unique position to add value and insight to growers with our combination of bespoke hardware and software solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of greenhouses.

ADI was first conceived back in 2015 by Aeronautical Engineering students and drone experts William Simmonds and Lucien Fesselet. In 2017 they won the Wij InHolland Award for the most innovative student project of the year.

They soon realized, however, that an extensive knowledge of drones on its own doesn’t add value to the horticulture industry and it’s growers. With this in mind, they have expanded beyond just implementing drones, the team now houses Biological, Software and Marketing expertise.

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ADI accepted onto YES!Delft Accelerator Program

ADI are delighted to announce that we have been accepted onto the YES!Delft Accelerator Program after a fantastic pitch by co-founders William Simmonds and Lucien Fesselet last week. YES!Delft, located[…]

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5th February 2019 0

ADI presents to leading horticultural business owners

  Co-founder of ADI Lucien Fesselet was invited to present to a number of international business owners and representatives within the horticulture industry on Wednesday. The exclusive ‘Pro Manager Mastercourse;[…]

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31st January 2019 0
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YES!Delft Accelerator Program

Good luck to ADI’s founders William and Lucien who have been selected to pitch for the YES!Delft Accelerator Program Selection Day this afternoon. Our team will be putting forward a[…]

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29th January 2019 0