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Food Technology Research
May 21, 2021
Fixed-Wing or Rotary: Which is Better?

Fixed-Wing or Rotary: Which is Better?

Drone companies typically fall into one of two categories: Fixed-wing or Rotary drones. These drones typically also have different use cases.
Food Technology Research
May 20, 2021
Which Country Will be The Next to Approve Cultured Meat?

Which Country Will be The Next to Approve Cultured Meat?

In December 2020, Singapore made headlines by becoming the first country in the world to approve a cultured meat product for commercial sale. The regulatory approval and subsequent commercial release of a cultured meat product caused a surge of excitement around the world, with many wondering where the next region to approve cultured meat for sale will be.
Food Technology Research
May 18, 2021
Ultra- Precision Agriculture Uses Machine Learning, Robots

Ultra- Precision Agriculture Uses Machine Learning, Robots

A gardener hoping for a crop of the juiciest summer tomatoes might tend to each and every plant in a plot. But a farmer working to feed the world? Researchers believe that may be possible. They're applying and integrating layers of technologies - including sensors, machine learning, artificial intelligence, high-throughput phenotyping platforms such as drones and small-scale rolling robots that can also fertilize, weed and cull single plants in a field - with the ultimate goal of replacing farmers' reliance on heavy machinery and broadcast spraying in operations of all sizes.
External Company Press Release
ADM Capital's Cibus Enterprise Fund Invests in Artificial Intelligence

ADM Capital's Cibus Enterprise Fund Invests in Artificial Intelligence

ADM Capital Europe LLP, the London-based private equity advisory firm, is pleased to announce that the Cibus Enterprise Fund has invested into the US based retail technology provider Adroit Worldwide Media Inc.. Technology has reached the point where supermarkets can retrofit their stores with cameras, smart shelves and sensors which provide sufficient data for more efficient shelf stacking, checkout-free shopping, optimising inventory levels and logistics which improve waste reduction. This so-called "frictionless retailing" also enables new formats of stores such as small "hyper-local" stores in a college campus or office building. According to a recent report by Google Cloud, application areas for AI and Machine Learning in physical retail have the potential to drive between USD 280-650bn in value within 3 years.[1] AWM, based in Aliso Viejo, California, provides a suite of products for retailers that includes AWM Frictionless™, a check-out free technology that enables shoppers to walk into a store, remove products off the shelves and leave the store without any need to either scan purchases or go through a checkout line. Digital weight-sensing shelves also enable targeted advertising and dynamic pricing. Commenting, Alastair Cooper, Head of Venture Investing at ADM Capital Europe said: "Physical retailers are coming under renewed pressure that requires digital transformation to compete better with online players. With recent advancements in machine learning and computer vision, the retail sector is set to undergo monumental disruption. We are thrilled to partner with Kevin and his team at AWM who have developed a number of technologies that can be implemented in a wide range of store sizes and formats, from micro-markets to convenience stores and larger-format retailers." Commenting, Kevin Howard, CEO of AWM, said: "Food and fast-moving goods waste has always been top of mind for me. At AWM we set out to build an entire eco-system of technologies that will reinvent retail as we know it today. Our team of leading developers, engineers and data scientists have created solutions that yield higher returns and streamline communication, while reducing waste and helping retailers become more efficient. We are honoured to receive investment and partnership from the ADM Capital advised Cibus Enterprise Fund, a fund in which its core values and mission correlate directly with our own. Their global reach will assist AWM greatly as we take the next step in our journey." ENDS Contacts Clare Anderson, Anderson Communications Consultancy Telephone: +44 (0) 7958 665 883 Clare@andersoncommsconsultancy.com Alastair Cooper, Senior Investment Director and Head of Venture Investments, Archie Burgess, Senior Associate ADM Capital Europe LLP Telephone: +44 (0) 203 155 1980 Alastair.cooper@admcap.com Archie.burgess@admcap.com Notes to editors About ADM Capital ADM Capital is a Hong Kong and London-based private credit and private equity fund manager and adviser. Founded in 1998, ADM Capital manages or advises USD 2.6bn across a range of funds. With over 45 people operating out of 4 international offices, ADM Capital manages closed-ended and open-ended funds as well as a number of managed accounts. With its long track record and expertise in Asia, ADM Capital focuses on off-market private transactions accessed via its extensive, proprietary network. ADM Capital Europe launched the Cibus Fund in 2017 and the Cibus Enterprise Fund in 2019 (the 'Cibus Funds'). About the Cibus Fund and the Cibus Enterprise Fund The Cibus Fund focusses on mid-market investment opportunities in sustainable food processing and production companies, primarily in North America, Europe and Australasia with a ten percent allocation to early stage high growth agritech investments. The Cibus Enterprise Fund has a global mandate to invest in late-stage venture companies disrupting the agritech sector. Both Funds take advantage of the significant investment opportunities presented by global demographic changes, shifting trade and consumption patterns and the inability of the world's fastest growing economies to meet rapidly increasing regional demand for high-value foods driven by burgeoning middle classes. In addition, the Cibus Funds target companies with strong management teams that are active in one or more stages of high-value food chains and looks for companies that are established category champions with a demonstrable technological advantage. Investments are evaluated on their environmental sustainability as a key determinant of value creation. In October 2018, The Cibus Fund was the first fund to be given 'Guernsey Green Fund' status by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission launched the Guernsey Green Fund in July 2018 and it is only awarded to those funds which meet strict eligibility criteria designed to reassure investors that funds are invested in line with appropriate environmental standards. Cibus has been granted this status in recognition of the fact it regards environmental sustainability as a key determinant of value creation. For more information: www.cibusfund.com Legal References and Disclaimer: References herein to "Cibus Enterprise Fund" or "Cibus" are references to the Cibus Enterprise Fund LP managed by Cibus Investments Limited and advised by ADM Capital Europe LLP. References to "ADM Capital Europe" are to ADM Capital Europe LLP and references to "ADM Capital" are to ADM Capital Europe LLP and Asia Debt Management Hong Kong Limited. Those members and employees of ADM Capital Europe LLP who are involved in advising the Cibus Funds are referred to as the "Cibus Team". This release does not constitute an offer to subscribe for and Cibus fund or any fund managed by Cibus Investments Limited including any prospective funds.
External Company Press Release
Nuclera Acquires E Ink Digital Microfluidics Unit

Nuclera Acquires E Ink Digital Microfluidics Unit

Nuclera, a fast-growing biotech company developing enzymatic protein and gene synthesis technologies, and E Ink, the leading innovator of electronic ink technology, are pleased to announce the acquisition of E Ink's digital microfluidics unit into the newly formed US subsidiary of Nuclera. Combining the technologies of the two companies will enable the delivery of a revolutionary desktop protein and gene "bioprinter" with breakthrough speed and convenience for researchers in human health, agriculture, and other markets of global importance.
Food Technology Research
May 5, 2021
New Robot Technology for Apple Growers

New Robot Technology for Apple Growers

New autonomous robotic technology has the potential to become the 'apple of my eye' for Australia's food industry as it deals with labour shortages and an increased demand for fresh produce.
Food Technology Research
May 3, 2021
Wearable Glucose Monitors Provide New Insights into Type 2 Diabetes

Wearable Glucose Monitors Provide New Insights into Type 2 Diabetes

In one of the first studies of its kind, medical and engineering researchers have shown wearable devices that continuously monitor blood sugar provide new insights into the progression of Type 2 diabetes among at-risk Hispanic/Latino adults.
Food Technology Research
May 3, 2021
Autonomous Weeder Robot Uses AI and Laser Technology

Autonomous Weeder Robot Uses AI and Laser Technology

The Autonomous Weeder leverages robotics, artificial intelligence, and laser technology to safely and effectively drive through crop fields to identify, target and eliminate weeds.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Geographical Considerations in Vertical Farming

Geographical Considerations in Vertical Farming

Across the world, the agriculture industry is facing some major challenges. Vertical farming (also called indoor farming) could be part of the solution.
Food Technology Research
Apr 28, 2021
Holistic Approach to Genetics and Plant Breeding

Holistic Approach to Genetics and Plant Breeding

The research shows how, with the help of a fast, non-destructive and green analysis method, near-infrared spectroscopy, we can obtain a global overview that mirrors how the entire chemical composition of nutrients in a barley grain is changed, for example, by a mutation in a single gene. This is in contrast to current conventional plant breeding, where you do not have an overview of all the changes that the barley grain undergoes when a single gene is modified.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Agricultural Biologicals: A Primer

Agricultural Biologicals: A Primer

The challenges facing agriculture and how biologicals could be part of the solution
Food Technology Research
Apr 22, 2021
The Key Technologies for Winning the Fight Against Climate Change

The Key Technologies for Winning the Fight Against Climate Change

Each year, April 22nd marks Earth Day, a worldwide event that aims to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement. To mark Earth Day 2021, here are some of the technologies that IDTechEx believes will be instrumental in winning the fight against climate change.
Food Technology Research
Apr 19, 2021
Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones could soon be adopted as essential tools for various agricultural tasks; however, with respect to their use in farm management, research is still lacking. To address this issue, researchers in Japan compared drones to well-established technologies for spraying pesticide over rice paddy fields. Using statistical data, the researchers explore both advantages and limitations of drones and whether they currently offer an edge regarding costs, capacity, and management efficiency.
Food Technology Research
Apr 13, 2021
Large Market for Downhill Electric Vehicles

Large Market for Downhill Electric Vehicles

In Switzerland monster trucks carry ore down from mountainside quarries, the regenerative braking creating almost enough energy to get the empty truck back up again. The latest forestry example is carrying trees down from the mountains of Canada.
Food Technology Research
Mar 30, 2021
Reversing the Move to Cities

Reversing the Move to Cities

While technologies are emerging for cities to be independent in food, water and energy, safe and pleasant, progress is mostly poor and global warming threatens migrants overwhelming cities. By all means, let us see the smart city advances take place that are in the IDTechEx report, "Smart Cities Market 2021-2041: Energy, Food, Water, Materials, Transportation Forecasts", but it would be prudent to try to reverse the move to cities that the UN and others see resulting in 70-80% of us in them by 2050.
Food Technology Research
Mar 29, 2021
Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

A recent study shows that lettuce can be grown in greenhouses that filter out wavelengths of light used to generate solar power, demonstrating the feasibility of using see-through solar panels in greenhouses to generate electricity.
External Company Press Release
Meatable Raises $47 Million to Expand Product Portfolio with Beef

Meatable Raises $47 Million to Expand Product Portfolio with Beef

Meatable, the cultivated meat startup, has closed $47 million USD in its Series A funding round, bringing the company's total funding to $60 million. Meatable finalized its first showcase product in 2020 and aims to use the new funds to advance small-scale production at the Biotech Campus Delft and to diversify its product portfolio.
Food Technology Research
Mar 24, 2021
Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

We are looking for entrepreneurial, enthusiastic people to join IDTechEx to apply their technical knowledge. You will be involved with technology scouting, market research and consultancy in a rapidly growing, exciting, global firm.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Reality Checking the IOT story

Reality Checking the IOT story

Market research companies of all sizes generally pitch the 2020 market for Internet of Things at $200-£500 billion. They cite the leading players as companies with around that in total sales! These companies have mostly been large for quite a while so have their traditional businesses collapsed and been replaced by this great new thing? There is no evidence for that. So what do the pundits say these massive sums consist of?
Food Technology Research
Mar 8, 2021
A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

The technology could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
Food Technology Research
May 21, 2021
Fixed-Wing or Rotary: Which is Better?

Fixed-Wing or Rotary: Which is Better?

Drone companies typically fall into one of two categories: Fixed-wing or Rotary drones. These drones typically also have different use cases.
Food Technology Research
May 18, 2021
Ultra- Precision Agriculture Uses Machine Learning, Robots

Ultra- Precision Agriculture Uses Machine Learning, Robots

A gardener hoping for a crop of the juiciest summer tomatoes might tend to each and every plant in a plot. But a farmer working to feed the world? Researchers believe that may be possible. They're applying and integrating layers of technologies - including sensors, machine learning, artificial intelligence, high-throughput phenotyping platforms such as drones and small-scale rolling robots that can also fertilize, weed and cull single plants in a field - with the ultimate goal of replacing farmers' reliance on heavy machinery and broadcast spraying in operations of all sizes.
External Company Press Release
Nuclera Acquires E Ink Digital Microfluidics Unit

Nuclera Acquires E Ink Digital Microfluidics Unit

Nuclera, a fast-growing biotech company developing enzymatic protein and gene synthesis technologies, and E Ink, the leading innovator of electronic ink technology, are pleased to announce the acquisition of E Ink's digital microfluidics unit into the newly formed US subsidiary of Nuclera. Combining the technologies of the two companies will enable the delivery of a revolutionary desktop protein and gene "bioprinter" with breakthrough speed and convenience for researchers in human health, agriculture, and other markets of global importance.
Food Technology Research
May 3, 2021
Wearable Glucose Monitors Provide New Insights into Type 2 Diabetes

Wearable Glucose Monitors Provide New Insights into Type 2 Diabetes

In one of the first studies of its kind, medical and engineering researchers have shown wearable devices that continuously monitor blood sugar provide new insights into the progression of Type 2 diabetes among at-risk Hispanic/Latino adults.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Geographical Considerations in Vertical Farming

Geographical Considerations in Vertical Farming

Across the world, the agriculture industry is facing some major challenges. Vertical farming (also called indoor farming) could be part of the solution.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Agricultural Biologicals: A Primer

Agricultural Biologicals: A Primer

The challenges facing agriculture and how biologicals could be part of the solution
Food Technology Research
Apr 19, 2021
Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones could soon be adopted as essential tools for various agricultural tasks; however, with respect to their use in farm management, research is still lacking. To address this issue, researchers in Japan compared drones to well-established technologies for spraying pesticide over rice paddy fields. Using statistical data, the researchers explore both advantages and limitations of drones and whether they currently offer an edge regarding costs, capacity, and management efficiency.
Food Technology Research
Mar 30, 2021
Reversing the Move to Cities

Reversing the Move to Cities

While technologies are emerging for cities to be independent in food, water and energy, safe and pleasant, progress is mostly poor and global warming threatens migrants overwhelming cities. By all means, let us see the smart city advances take place that are in the IDTechEx report, "Smart Cities Market 2021-2041: Energy, Food, Water, Materials, Transportation Forecasts", but it would be prudent to try to reverse the move to cities that the UN and others see resulting in 70-80% of us in them by 2050.
External Company Press Release
Meatable Raises $47 Million to Expand Product Portfolio with Beef

Meatable Raises $47 Million to Expand Product Portfolio with Beef

Meatable, the cultivated meat startup, has closed $47 million USD in its Series A funding round, bringing the company's total funding to $60 million. Meatable finalized its first showcase product in 2020 and aims to use the new funds to advance small-scale production at the Biotech Campus Delft and to diversify its product portfolio.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Reality Checking the IOT story

Reality Checking the IOT story

Market research companies of all sizes generally pitch the 2020 market for Internet of Things at $200-£500 billion. They cite the leading players as companies with around that in total sales! These companies have mostly been large for quite a while so have their traditional businesses collapsed and been replaced by this great new thing? There is no evidence for that. So what do the pundits say these massive sums consist of?
Food Technology Research
May 20, 2021
Which Country Will be The Next to Approve Cultured Meat?

Which Country Will be The Next to Approve Cultured Meat?

In December 2020, Singapore made headlines by becoming the first country in the world to approve a cultured meat product for commercial sale. The regulatory approval and subsequent commercial release of a cultured meat product caused a surge of excitement around the world, with many wondering where the next region to approve cultured meat for sale will be.
External Company Press Release
ADM Capital's Cibus Enterprise Fund Invests in Artificial Intelligence

ADM Capital's Cibus Enterprise Fund Invests in Artificial Intelligence

ADM Capital Europe LLP, the London-based private equity advisory firm, is pleased to announce that the Cibus Enterprise Fund has invested into the US based retail technology provider Adroit Worldwide Media Inc.. Technology has reached the point where supermarkets can retrofit their stores with cameras, smart shelves and sensors which provide sufficient data for more efficient shelf stacking, checkout-free shopping, optimising inventory levels and logistics which improve waste reduction. This so-called "frictionless retailing" also enables new formats of stores such as small "hyper-local" stores in a college campus or office building. According to a recent report by Google Cloud, application areas for AI and Machine Learning in physical retail have the potential to drive between USD 280-650bn in value within 3 years.[1] AWM, based in Aliso Viejo, California, provides a suite of products for retailers that includes AWM Frictionless™, a check-out free technology that enables shoppers to walk into a store, remove products off the shelves and leave the store without any need to either scan purchases or go through a checkout line. Digital weight-sensing shelves also enable targeted advertising and dynamic pricing. Commenting, Alastair Cooper, Head of Venture Investing at ADM Capital Europe said: "Physical retailers are coming under renewed pressure that requires digital transformation to compete better with online players. With recent advancements in machine learning and computer vision, the retail sector is set to undergo monumental disruption. We are thrilled to partner with Kevin and his team at AWM who have developed a number of technologies that can be implemented in a wide range of store sizes and formats, from micro-markets to convenience stores and larger-format retailers." Commenting, Kevin Howard, CEO of AWM, said: "Food and fast-moving goods waste has always been top of mind for me. At AWM we set out to build an entire eco-system of technologies that will reinvent retail as we know it today. Our team of leading developers, engineers and data scientists have created solutions that yield higher returns and streamline communication, while reducing waste and helping retailers become more efficient. We are honoured to receive investment and partnership from the ADM Capital advised Cibus Enterprise Fund, a fund in which its core values and mission correlate directly with our own. Their global reach will assist AWM greatly as we take the next step in our journey." ENDS Contacts Clare Anderson, Anderson Communications Consultancy Telephone: +44 (0) 7958 665 883 Clare@andersoncommsconsultancy.com Alastair Cooper, Senior Investment Director and Head of Venture Investments, Archie Burgess, Senior Associate ADM Capital Europe LLP Telephone: +44 (0) 203 155 1980 Alastair.cooper@admcap.com Archie.burgess@admcap.com Notes to editors About ADM Capital ADM Capital is a Hong Kong and London-based private credit and private equity fund manager and adviser. Founded in 1998, ADM Capital manages or advises USD 2.6bn across a range of funds. With over 45 people operating out of 4 international offices, ADM Capital manages closed-ended and open-ended funds as well as a number of managed accounts. With its long track record and expertise in Asia, ADM Capital focuses on off-market private transactions accessed via its extensive, proprietary network. ADM Capital Europe launched the Cibus Fund in 2017 and the Cibus Enterprise Fund in 2019 (the 'Cibus Funds'). About the Cibus Fund and the Cibus Enterprise Fund The Cibus Fund focusses on mid-market investment opportunities in sustainable food processing and production companies, primarily in North America, Europe and Australasia with a ten percent allocation to early stage high growth agritech investments. The Cibus Enterprise Fund has a global mandate to invest in late-stage venture companies disrupting the agritech sector. Both Funds take advantage of the significant investment opportunities presented by global demographic changes, shifting trade and consumption patterns and the inability of the world's fastest growing economies to meet rapidly increasing regional demand for high-value foods driven by burgeoning middle classes. In addition, the Cibus Funds target companies with strong management teams that are active in one or more stages of high-value food chains and looks for companies that are established category champions with a demonstrable technological advantage. Investments are evaluated on their environmental sustainability as a key determinant of value creation. In October 2018, The Cibus Fund was the first fund to be given 'Guernsey Green Fund' status by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission launched the Guernsey Green Fund in July 2018 and it is only awarded to those funds which meet strict eligibility criteria designed to reassure investors that funds are invested in line with appropriate environmental standards. Cibus has been granted this status in recognition of the fact it regards environmental sustainability as a key determinant of value creation. For more information: www.cibusfund.com Legal References and Disclaimer: References herein to "Cibus Enterprise Fund" or "Cibus" are references to the Cibus Enterprise Fund LP managed by Cibus Investments Limited and advised by ADM Capital Europe LLP. References to "ADM Capital Europe" are to ADM Capital Europe LLP and references to "ADM Capital" are to ADM Capital Europe LLP and Asia Debt Management Hong Kong Limited. Those members and employees of ADM Capital Europe LLP who are involved in advising the Cibus Funds are referred to as the "Cibus Team". This release does not constitute an offer to subscribe for and Cibus fund or any fund managed by Cibus Investments Limited including any prospective funds.
Food Technology Research
May 5, 2021
New Robot Technology for Apple Growers

New Robot Technology for Apple Growers

New autonomous robotic technology has the potential to become the 'apple of my eye' for Australia's food industry as it deals with labour shortages and an increased demand for fresh produce.
Food Technology Research
May 3, 2021
Autonomous Weeder Robot Uses AI and Laser Technology

Autonomous Weeder Robot Uses AI and Laser Technology

The Autonomous Weeder leverages robotics, artificial intelligence, and laser technology to safely and effectively drive through crop fields to identify, target and eliminate weeds.
Food Technology Research
Apr 28, 2021
Holistic Approach to Genetics and Plant Breeding

Holistic Approach to Genetics and Plant Breeding

The research shows how, with the help of a fast, non-destructive and green analysis method, near-infrared spectroscopy, we can obtain a global overview that mirrors how the entire chemical composition of nutrients in a barley grain is changed, for example, by a mutation in a single gene. This is in contrast to current conventional plant breeding, where you do not have an overview of all the changes that the barley grain undergoes when a single gene is modified.
Food Technology Research
Apr 22, 2021
The Key Technologies for Winning the Fight Against Climate Change

The Key Technologies for Winning the Fight Against Climate Change

Each year, April 22nd marks Earth Day, a worldwide event that aims to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement. To mark Earth Day 2021, here are some of the technologies that IDTechEx believes will be instrumental in winning the fight against climate change.
Food Technology Research
Apr 13, 2021
Large Market for Downhill Electric Vehicles

Large Market for Downhill Electric Vehicles

In Switzerland monster trucks carry ore down from mountainside quarries, the regenerative braking creating almost enough energy to get the empty truck back up again. The latest forestry example is carrying trees down from the mountains of Canada.
Food Technology Research
Mar 29, 2021
Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

A recent study shows that lettuce can be grown in greenhouses that filter out wavelengths of light used to generate solar power, demonstrating the feasibility of using see-through solar panels in greenhouses to generate electricity.
Food Technology Research
Mar 24, 2021
Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

Technology Analyst Careers at IDTechEx: Positions Available

We are looking for entrepreneurial, enthusiastic people to join IDTechEx to apply their technical knowledge. You will be involved with technology scouting, market research and consultancy in a rapidly growing, exciting, global firm.
Food Technology Research
Mar 8, 2021
A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

The technology could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
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