SmartHectar is the first AgTech/WaterTech accelerator of its kind in Germany, which offers first class growth opportunities to innovative startups as well as interesting development and investment options to corporate partners. Our mission is to tackle global problems like water shortage and efficient food production for an expected world population of 9 billion people by 2050.
Especially startups are developing innovative technologies like robotics and drones, artificial intelligence, sensoring or predictive analytics, which are enabling the changes in AgTech and WaterTech today. It’s about things like yield monitoring, spray monitoring and using the generated data more efficiently and for a wider range of purposes. So we have to do more with less at the end of the day and the only way we can do that is with smart technology.
Farm Management, Software, Sensing & IoT
Ag data capturing devices, decision support software, image recognition, AI, big data analytics, land management tech, financial services
Robotics, Mechanization & Equipment
On-farm machinery, automation, drone manufacturers, grow equipment
Novel Farming Systems
Indoor farms, aquaculture & aquaponic, insect, algae & microbe production (exclude consumer home grow kits)
Commodities trading systems, online input procurement, equipment leasing and sharing used by farmers, farm to consumer online platforms
Waste & Grey Water
Infrastructure, cleaning, water and sludge treatment, membranes
Supply & distribution, cleaning & filtering, management, desalination, water generation
Piping, sensoring, AI & big data, management systems, irrigation
Water Safety & Usage
Water monitoring, measuring, metering, conservation & protection