Digital Innovation Accelerator (DIA)
Areas of focus
The automated and connected farm
We believe farms of the future will be even more automated and connected than they are today. We’re seeking solutions in IoT, autonomous navigation, robotics, as well as technologies that improve rural broadband access.
Farming with less
We believe that climate change, declining arable land, and increasing population will mean that future farms will need to make do with less. We’re seeking solutions that facilitate better use of limited resources to enable sustainable farming.
We believe farmer needs will lead technology development. We’re looking for technology that enhances the life of the farmer and helps us to better connect with our customers.
We believe the true potential of agriculture will be unlocked by understanding the relationships between genotype, environment, and management. We’re interested in technology capable of connecting the dots.
Breeding station | Champaign, IL March 2018 – Sept 2018
An ultra-compact, remote-controlled phenotyping robot and co-creation of machine learning driven models for trait classification in wheat.