Remote water monitoring solution provider, Farmbot, recognised as the inaugural winner of the hotly contested Technology Scale-Up Award.
The inaugural Technology Scale-Up Awards celebrate disruptive Australian technology businesses that demonstrate high rates of growth and industry-leading innovations, while making a significant impact in their industry sectors.
Farmbot Monitoring Solutions has been selected as the winner of the “Sustainability, CleanTech, Agtech” category, accepting the awards in a virtual awards ceremony.
Andrew Coppin, Managing Director, Farmbot Monitoring Solutions said recognition by such an esteemed judging panel which includes leaders from Australian success stories such as AirTasker and Ansarada was a priceless endorsement for the growing company.
“To be chosen by a panel of some of the greatest minds in Australian technology and innovation is a huge boost for Farmbot,” Mr Coppin said.
“2021 has been a big year for us as we have continued to grow our headcount and customer base domestically and next year will be even bigger as we look to international expansion.”
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation the awards were held online, a good fit for the value proposition of Farmbot, said Andrew Coppin.
“Our technology provides farmers with 24/7, real-time access to data on their water resources,” he said.
“This means that instead of travelling around checking water, farmers can spend precious moments at home or more time doing more valuable, strategic work. The reduced need for mobility improves sustainability outcomes for producers and maintains peace of mind that they will be notified when issues arise in real-time.”
The simple and affordable technology leverages satellite and cellular connectivity and can alert farmers when there is issue with their water infrastructure such as a leak, overflow or broken pump that would lead to excess waste or limit consumption.
By discovering issues in real-time farmers can take swift action to avoid thousands of megalitres of water being wasted and their livestock not having access to water.
Farmbot was chosen as a winner, from a total of three finalists. The Technology Scale-up Awards initiative is proudly supported by sponsors Hamilton Locke, Grant Thornton, MA Moelis Australia, Ansarada, MacMillan Trade Marks and Source.