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ADI receives 250,000 euros in funding from the NWO

Applied Drone Innovations (ADI) has recently secured a new round of funding in the amount of 250,000 euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This milestone will help the startup accelerate its technical development and grow its core team. “This is a great achievement for us at ADI, and we can only thank…
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ADI are going the extra hectare in 2019

ADI have been working hard throughout the start of the year and are starting to reap the rewards. It’s been a busy start to the year for our multidisciplinary team here at ADI. With pilot projects underway in two orchid greenhouses, the operational team have been pulling their socks up (and not just because of…
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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 on the campus of TU Delft, have helped support over 200 technology companies in the last decade, assisting entrepreneurs in building complex technologies and hardware…
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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; Vegetables’, which is hosted by Jungle Talks, is a two week programme where business owners and representatives from around the world visit leading Dutch horticulture…
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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 business case to the YES!Delft selection committee, outlining how ADI’s innovative technology is paving the way for increased greenhouse productivity and on a wider scale…
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ADI at the EU Fresh Info Forum

  The EU Fresh Info Forum is a three-day event that took place last week at the World Horti Center in Naaldwijk. The event organisers challenged young and daring solution providers to meet and share their ideas. Via the educational HiPerGreen programme from InHolland, we were invited to the event. The 4th edition of this…
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ADI isolates Fusarium, an orchid’s worst enemy

  In collaboration with the HiPerGreen educational programme from InHolland, ADI isolated the filamentous fungi Fusarium from Phalaenopsis orchids. These microbiological cultures allow us to run continual studies and tests, giving us further insight into the best methods of detection. In greenhouses, fusarium infects and kills orchids and is typically the main cause of crop…
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A glimpse of ADI’s new office

    Our multidisciplinary team is busy innovating in the horticultural sector. At the moment, we’re running market research, designing and testing prototypes, validating their applications and meeting with potential partners and investors. We’d like to thank InHolland for all the support we’ve received so far. Providing us with an office space such as the…
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Seven Secrets of Successful Innovation

  I have come to Holland to visit a fledgling start-up, Applied Drone Innovations (ADI), and to see first hand the practical work involved in the application of drones to the environmental monitoring of greenhouses. I’m curious to learn about the challenges they have overcome and to see what lessons can be applied to innovation…
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HiPerGreen: Second half-year symposium

Students, researchers, professors, company representatives and ADI gathered to share progress and ideas at the second half-year symposium of HiPerGreen. This educational programme is a subsidized research project aiming to bring value to horticultural growers. WORLD HORTI CENTER NAALDWIJK, Friday 26th October ADI initiated the HiPerGreen project and is actively involved in the development. Returning…
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