Deere & Company has announced it will be continuing its Startup Collaborator program, which was initially launched in 2019. The ultimate goal is to enhance and deepen bonds with startup companies that offer technology that could add value for Deere customers in the future. This year, four companies will be working with Deere: Nori, NVision Ag, Scanit, and Teleo.
"The Startup Collaborator program continues to build tremendous interactions between startups and John Deere," said Julian Sanchez, Director, Emerging Technology for John Deere. "This year is no different as this diverse group of companies has great potential to transform our markets."
Nori is a company dedicated to reversing climate change by allowing consumers of all types to buy carbon credits directly from farmers. NVision Ag helps corn farmers make nitrogen management decisions based on technology, such as data modeling and aerial imaging. Scanit detects and classifies airborne plant pathogens before widespread disease onset. Finally, Teleo converts construction and mining equipment into teleoperated robots controlled by remote operators.
The Startup Collaborator program lasts over the course of the year and helps the startups gain affiliation with and mentoring from Deere.
"Innovation is one of our company's core values," Sanchez continued. "The Startup Collaborator program is one way we can continue the innovative spirit that has helped define John Deere for more than 180 years. We are excited to welcome these companies into the collaborator program and look forward to them helping us drive better returns for our customers."
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