Deere adds new companies to Start-up Collaborator program

02-02-2021 | |
Photo: ANP
Photo: ANP

John Deere has added four companies to its 2021 Start-up Collaborator program. These startups are Nori, NVision Ag, Scanit, and Teleo. John Deere and the start-up companies will test innovative technologies with customers and dealers.

John Deere’s Start-up Collaborator program was launched in 2019 to enhance and deepen its interaction with start-up companies whose technology could add value for John Deere customers.

For 2021, Nori, NVision Ag, Scanit, and Teleo are added to the Start-up Collaborator program.

  • Nori is a company working to reverse climate change by building a carbon market where all types of consumers – from individuals to large corporations, can purchase carbon credits directly from farmers.
  • NVision Ag is working to help corn farmers make nitrogen management decisions based on data modeling and aerial imaging.
  • Scanit provides physical detection and classification of airborne plant pathogens before widespread disease onset.
  • Teleo is converting construction and mining equipment into tele-operated robots controlled by operators working remotely from a desk, thus unlocking productivity and operational gains for contractors.

The Start-up Collaborator is a year-long program that provides flexibility for Deere and startup companies to test innovative technologies with customers and dealers without a more formal business relationship. Start-ups also gain affiliation with and mentoring from John Deere.

Hugo Claver Web editor for Future Farming