Iowa State University recently announced that John Deere will receive three innovation awards at Agritechnica 2015, one of the world’s most recognized agricultural technology conventions taking place Nov. 10-14 in Hanover, Germany.
According to Iowa State University, the John Deere Active Yield, John Deere Integrated Combine Adjustment2, and John Deere Active Fill Control Sync were originally developed at Iowa State University and will receive the “Silver Medal” awards.
“As these awards demonstrate, Iowa State University is a leader in the transfer of technology to industry,” said Matthew Darr, an ISU professor. “Iowa State is eliminating the barriers that keep our advances and research from getting into the market and making a difference for producers.”
All of these award-winning John Deere technologies are designed for harvesting. The John Deere Active Yield is a computer algorithm that automatically calibrates the combine yield monitor. The ICA2 allows the operator to adjust quality standards for the material being harvest, and the Active Fill Control Sync gives the operator a camera to direct the chute of a forage harvester into a wagon.
Darr noted that these products highlight John Deere and ISU’s commitment to turn research into market-ready solutions.
“The unique relationship with Deere takes the innovation from the bench to commercialization, with innovative licensing solutions that allow this transfer to happen at the speed of business,” said ISURF Executive Director Lisa Lorenzen.
John Deere will receive seven additional medals at the conference, aside from those that are associated with ISU. Additionally, the company will be recognized with three gold medals at the Agritechnica event.