Roboscientific wins Tesco Agri T-Jam and World Agri-Tech Pitch Day 2019

The winner of the second annual Tesco Agri T-Jam and World Agri-Tech Pitch Day is a UK agri-tech start-up company working to develop sensors to detect disease, infestation and contamination in agricultural products using Volatile Organic Compounds.

In the area of food production, it is working to develop methods to test the freshness of food as well as to monitor crops in storage for potential disease and decay. The technology is fast, reliable and affordable and at the point of commercialisation for its automatic early disease detection system for early alerts of spoilage in stored potato and onion crops.

The Agri-Tech Jam, run by CHAP partner Tesco, was hosted in partnership with the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. Roboscientific will now benefit from introductions to Tesco’s supply chain partners, as well as ongoing support from the Tesco Agriculture team.

Roboscientific also made its pitch to the full World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit as part of the start-up Technology Showcase, presenting its solution to an audience of more than 500 international agribusiness leaders and investors.

In an interview with Tesco following the announcement, Ben Curtis, Research Development Manager at Roboscientific said “We’re shell-shocked and elated! It’s been a great experience and we look forward to working together with Tesco and its partners to improve food wastage within the food supply chain.”

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