Hosted by IDTechEx
Food Technology Research
Jul 13, 2021
Plant Patch Enables Continuous Monitoring for Crop Diseases

Plant Patch Enables Continuous Monitoring for Crop Diseases

Researchers have developed a patch that plants can "wear" to monitor continuously for plant diseases or other stresses, such as crop damage or extreme heat.
Food Technology Research
Jul 9, 2021
Solar Cold Rooms Help Strawberry Farmers Through India's Lockdown

Solar Cold Rooms Help Strawberry Farmers Through India's Lockdown

2021 has been a traumatic year for India's farmers - coronavirus has slashed their incomes, and they face the impact of controversial new agriculture policies. Growers in the country's strawberry capital are among those badly hit by the pandemic.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Report from Sustainability Week US

Report from Sustainability Week US

The Economists' Sustainability Week US was an online event held over June 8th to 11th. The event featured 4 key themes of investment & measuring ESG performance, social sustainability, emissions & the race to net zero, and circular economy & biodiversity.
Food Technology Research
Jul 6, 2021
No Lives at Steak: How Will Your Food be Made in the Future?

No Lives at Steak: How Will Your Food be Made in the Future?

For a slaughter-free spaghetti bolognese, a beef burger where no cows were harmed, and fresh produce growing from the walls of skyscrapers, food technology is turning science fiction into science fact one innovation at a time.
Food Technology Research
Jul 6, 2021
3D Printing for Australian Meat Processing Plants

3D Printing for Australian Meat Processing Plants

Konica Minolta Australia together with The Australian Meat Processor Corporation and Markforged are working together to establish a world-first, industry-owned additive manufacturing service model to help red meat processors across Australia to print equipment parts, revolutionising equipment maintenance to help ensure continuous supply of meat products.
Food Technology Research
Jul 2, 2021
Drone Delivery: A Key Area in the Next Two Decades

Drone Delivery: A Key Area in the Next Two Decades

Drones are used in a number of applications within logistics and delivery, typically in the "last mile of delivery". Drones are being trialed to fulfill the role of deploying and delivering goods and services. This article focuses on drone delivery use cases.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Boats & Ships: Projects & Regional Trends

Electric Boats & Ships: Projects & Regional Trends

This database reveals trends derived from over 177 electric marine projects tracked by IDTechEx, including battery demand, electric vessel types and regional uptake.
Food Technology Research
Jun 30, 2021
CRISPR 3.0 System for Highly Efficient Gene Activation in Plants

CRISPR 3.0 System for Highly Efficient Gene Activation in Plants

This third generation CRISPR system focuses on multiplexed gene activation, meaning that it can boost the function of multiple genes simultaneously.
Food Technology Research
Jun 29, 2021
New IDTechEx Report Explores the Future of Plant-Based Meat

New IDTechEx Report Explores the Future of Plant-Based Meat

Sales of plant-based meat have grown sharply in recent years, buoyed by the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting meat supply chains and putting increasing scrutiny on the conventional meat industry. Reflecting this, investments into the plant-based meat industry have also risen rapidly, with the industry raising over $1.4 billion in 2020 alone.
Food Technology Research
Jun 24, 2021
Machine Learning Can Reduce Worry About Nanoparticles In Food

Machine Learning Can Reduce Worry About Nanoparticles In Food

While crop yield has achieved a substantial boost from nanotechnology in recent years, alarms over the health risks posed by nanoparticles within fresh produce and grains have also increased. In particular, nanoparticles entering the soil through irrigation, fertilizers and other sources have raised concerns about whether plants absorb these minute particles enough to cause toxicity.
Food Technology Research
Jun 17, 2021
New IDTechEx Report Evaluates the Future of the Cultured Meat Industry

New IDTechEx Report Evaluates the Future of the Cultured Meat Industry

IDTechEx has recently released "Cultured Meat 2021-2041: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts", a market research report exploring the technical and market factors that are shaping the emerging industry around cultured meat. The cultured meat industry has received significant attention in recent months, following the world's first approval of a cultured meat product for commercial sale in Singapore in December 2020.
Food Technology Research
Jun 16, 2021
Prototype Robotic Device Picks and Trims Button Mushrooms

Prototype Robotic Device Picks and Trims Button Mushrooms

Researchers have developed a robotic mechanism for mushroom picking and trimming and demonstrated its effectiveness for the automated harvesting of button mushrooms.
Food Technology Research
Jun 15, 2021
The Biodegradable Battery

The Biodegradable Battery

The number of data-transmitting microdevices, for instance in packaging and transport logistics, will increase sharply in the coming years. All these devices need energy, but the amount of batteries would have a major impact on the environment. Researchers have developed a biodegradable mini-capacitor that can solve the problem. It consists of carbon, cellulose, glycerin and table salt. And it works reliably.
Food Technology Research
Jun 4, 2021
CRISPR-Based Coronavirus Rapid Test

CRISPR-Based Coronavirus Rapid Test

While the coronavirus pandemic has proven once more that the tiniest germ can upset global civilization, a team has responded by illustrating that ancient strategies used by bacteria to battle viruses can be repurposed into transformative technologies.
Food Technology Research
Jun 4, 2021
Bird-Like Robots Could Assist in Medical Emergencies, Hunt Down Drones

Bird-Like Robots Could Assist in Medical Emergencies, Hunt Down Drones

A bird flaps its wings, glides using air currents and then smoothly descends to perch on a pole. But this is not just any bird, it's a robot bird. And robots like these could in the next decade be used to respond to emergencies or to hunt down drones posing a threat to safety or security.
Food Technology Research
Jun 3, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Cultured Meat

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Cultured Meat

Thursday 17 June 2021 - Cultured Meat: Can the Emerging Field Disrupt the $1 Trillion Meat Industry? Dr Michael Dent, a Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx who has covered the cultured meat industry for over two years, explores the growing industry around cultured meat and evaluates whether the industry is set to fulfil its potential.
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.
Food Technology Research
Jul 13, 2021
Plant Patch Enables Continuous Monitoring for Crop Diseases

Plant Patch Enables Continuous Monitoring for Crop Diseases

Researchers have developed a patch that plants can "wear" to monitor continuously for plant diseases or other stresses, such as crop damage or extreme heat.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Report from Sustainability Week US

Report from Sustainability Week US

The Economists' Sustainability Week US was an online event held over June 8th to 11th. The event featured 4 key themes of investment & measuring ESG performance, social sustainability, emissions & the race to net zero, and circular economy & biodiversity.
Food Technology Research
Jul 6, 2021
3D Printing for Australian Meat Processing Plants

3D Printing for Australian Meat Processing Plants

Konica Minolta Australia together with The Australian Meat Processor Corporation and Markforged are working together to establish a world-first, industry-owned additive manufacturing service model to help red meat processors across Australia to print equipment parts, revolutionising equipment maintenance to help ensure continuous supply of meat products.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electric Boats & Ships: Projects & Regional Trends

Electric Boats & Ships: Projects & Regional Trends

This database reveals trends derived from over 177 electric marine projects tracked by IDTechEx, including battery demand, electric vessel types and regional uptake.
Food Technology Research
Jun 29, 2021
New IDTechEx Report Explores the Future of Plant-Based Meat

New IDTechEx Report Explores the Future of Plant-Based Meat

Sales of plant-based meat have grown sharply in recent years, buoyed by the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting meat supply chains and putting increasing scrutiny on the conventional meat industry. Reflecting this, investments into the plant-based meat industry have also risen rapidly, with the industry raising over $1.4 billion in 2020 alone.
Food Technology Research
Jun 17, 2021
New IDTechEx Report Evaluates the Future of the Cultured Meat Industry

New IDTechEx Report Evaluates the Future of the Cultured Meat Industry

IDTechEx has recently released "Cultured Meat 2021-2041: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts", a market research report exploring the technical and market factors that are shaping the emerging industry around cultured meat. The cultured meat industry has received significant attention in recent months, following the world's first approval of a cultured meat product for commercial sale in Singapore in December 2020.
Food Technology Research
Jun 15, 2021
The Biodegradable Battery

The Biodegradable Battery

The number of data-transmitting microdevices, for instance in packaging and transport logistics, will increase sharply in the coming years. All these devices need energy, but the amount of batteries would have a major impact on the environment. Researchers have developed a biodegradable mini-capacitor that can solve the problem. It consists of carbon, cellulose, glycerin and table salt. And it works reliably.
Food Technology Research
Jun 4, 2021
Bird-Like Robots Could Assist in Medical Emergencies, Hunt Down Drones

Bird-Like Robots Could Assist in Medical Emergencies, Hunt Down Drones

A bird flaps its wings, glides using air currents and then smoothly descends to perch on a pole. But this is not just any bird, it's a robot bird. And robots like these could in the next decade be used to respond to emergencies or to hunt down drones posing a threat to safety or security.
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.
Food Technology Research
Jul 9, 2021
Solar Cold Rooms Help Strawberry Farmers Through India's Lockdown

Solar Cold Rooms Help Strawberry Farmers Through India's Lockdown

2021 has been a traumatic year for India's farmers - coronavirus has slashed their incomes, and they face the impact of controversial new agriculture policies. Growers in the country's strawberry capital are among those badly hit by the pandemic.
Food Technology Research
Jul 6, 2021
No Lives at Steak: How Will Your Food be Made in the Future?

No Lives at Steak: How Will Your Food be Made in the Future?

For a slaughter-free spaghetti bolognese, a beef burger where no cows were harmed, and fresh produce growing from the walls of skyscrapers, food technology is turning science fiction into science fact one innovation at a time.
Food Technology Research
Jul 2, 2021
Drone Delivery: A Key Area in the Next Two Decades

Drone Delivery: A Key Area in the Next Two Decades

Drones are used in a number of applications within logistics and delivery, typically in the "last mile of delivery". Drones are being trialed to fulfill the role of deploying and delivering goods and services. This article focuses on drone delivery use cases.
Food Technology Research
Jun 30, 2021
CRISPR 3.0 System for Highly Efficient Gene Activation in Plants

CRISPR 3.0 System for Highly Efficient Gene Activation in Plants

This third generation CRISPR system focuses on multiplexed gene activation, meaning that it can boost the function of multiple genes simultaneously.
Food Technology Research
Jun 24, 2021
Machine Learning Can Reduce Worry About Nanoparticles In Food

Machine Learning Can Reduce Worry About Nanoparticles In Food

While crop yield has achieved a substantial boost from nanotechnology in recent years, alarms over the health risks posed by nanoparticles within fresh produce and grains have also increased. In particular, nanoparticles entering the soil through irrigation, fertilizers and other sources have raised concerns about whether plants absorb these minute particles enough to cause toxicity.
Food Technology Research
Jun 16, 2021
Prototype Robotic Device Picks and Trims Button Mushrooms

Prototype Robotic Device Picks and Trims Button Mushrooms

Researchers have developed a robotic mechanism for mushroom picking and trimming and demonstrated its effectiveness for the automated harvesting of button mushrooms.
Food Technology Research
Jun 4, 2021
CRISPR-Based Coronavirus Rapid Test

CRISPR-Based Coronavirus Rapid Test

While the coronavirus pandemic has proven once more that the tiniest germ can upset global civilization, a team has responded by illustrating that ancient strategies used by bacteria to battle viruses can be repurposed into transformative technologies.
Food Technology Research
Jun 3, 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Cultured Meat

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Cultured Meat

Thursday 17 June 2021 - Cultured Meat: Can the Emerging Field Disrupt the $1 Trillion Meat Industry? Dr Michael Dent, a Senior Technology Analyst at IDTechEx who has covered the cultured meat industry for over two years, explores the growing industry around cultured meat and evaluates whether the industry is set to fulfil its potential.
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.
More IDTechEx Journals