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Blooming business: ADI secures 350K-euro MIT R&D grant

ADI is excited to announce the latest of its milestones: securing 350,000 euros from the MIT R&D grant, in which the company was the lead applicant. “This is an important achievement for our team and our startup. It is proof that there is a strong demand for our solution and that the future of horticulture…
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Avular and ADI extend collaboration to revolutionise the horticulture industry

Great collaborations are there to be extended. ADI is happy to announce that it is continuing its work together with Avular, an industrial drone manufacturer based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Together, the two companies form a strong partnership that can drive the horticulture industry into the future. “We have the perfect partnership to revolutionise horticulture,”…
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ADI to speak at Inholland Hortitech Symposium 2020

The horticultural sector is booming, with innovation and sustainable developments taking centre stage more and more. The Inholland Hortitech Symposium 2020 will take place on January 23 host five speakers from the field, including ADI’s Maartje Bakker. She will present the startup’s goals and ambitions for the coming year, especially with a focus on disease…
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ADI books first commercial order with Beekenkamp Plants

ADI is happy to announce that its first commercial order has come from Beekenkamp Plants, a Dutch family-owned plant breeder. The goal of this partnership is to build a mobile data collection platform that provides the client with information about germination processes, and uses advanced image analysis to determine the quality of crops. CEO William…
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ADI adds new members to its team

The team of Applied Drone Innovations (ADI) is growing!  In just over half a year, ADI has grown from a core team of four to a total of 14 people, adding more knowledge, skills and expertise to the company. “It’s a pleasure to see our team in action,” says CEO William Simmonds.  ADI is among…
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ADI: Creating a bridge between biology and technology [video]

Perhaps you have wondered how you can better monitor your crops and make sure they remain healthy. And perhaps data has crossed your mind as a possible solution. We can tell you that it is the way forward for horticulture. At ADI, we make sure that growers have the right tools and technology to grow…
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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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