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Athena IR-Tech

Athena IR-Tech, a company based in Adelaide, Australia, is commercialising research from the University of Adelaide that provides a solution notifying farmers when their crops need irrigation based on whether the plant is transpiring at an optimal level.

This method of watching the daily output of how well the plant is transpiring directly correlates to how well it is using the water available to it to photosynthesise, and therefore, allows us to maximise the water use efficiency of the crop without compromising crop yield or quality.

Investment opportunity

Infrared monitoring improves irrigation efficiency Global irrigation optimisation solution ready for investment Smart irrigation tech to solve A$5 billion water challenge

Athena IR-Tech's irrigation sensing technology has proven to reduce water use by 35% in Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, and up to 75% in Shiraz grapes through monitoring plant transpiration. A unique opportunity now exists for investors and commercial partners to scale its global expansion in wine and horticulture regions.

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Athena IR-Tech: Irrigation optimisation solution - seed investment opportunity

Opportunity for:

  • Investors and commercial partners to bring customer relationships, co-development, investment to assist commercialisation to scale up globally in major wine and horticulture regions of Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Europe, South America and South Africa.
  • Led by

    Athena IR-Tech

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking investment, Seeking partners

  • Express interest by

    31 March 2023

  • Readiness
    Late (TRL 8-9)
    Commercial optimisation of the product/service, testing and commercial distribution.

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