An agri-tech business operating under Kerala’s Startup Mission has been awarded a UK Startup Visa, which is given to creative startups with a strong potential to boost the UK economy.
Seven months after the organization’s partnership with Uptown Urban Farms in Kerala, ufarms.io, which was incubated under the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), receives the UK Startup Visa.
According to the company, the collaboration led to the creation of the largest (16,000 square feet) completely automated hydroponic farm in the state.
“The startup’s ground-breaking solutions have earned it prestigious endowments and accolades, including the Nidhi Prayas Grant, NIDHI EIR Fellowship and the EY Climathon Runner-up award,” the company stated in a release.
The UK Startup Visa facilitates startups to set up their operations and expand their businesses there. Two years ago, ufarms.io was incubated by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM).
The company has been able to enhance the management of crops by promoting agricultural sustainability and precision farming, according to a press release.
The business declared that it would keep working to close the innovation-agriculture gap in order to develop sustainable farming. The Kerala government’s nodal agency for entrepreneurship development and incubation activities was founded in 2006. Its name is KSUM.
In contrast to conventional agricultural systems, ufarms.io’s bus model architecture allows for an unlimited number of ports, valves, and sensors. Ufarms can help optimise growing conditions for plants and boost productivity by incorporating crop-specific data. For those who place a high priority on environmentally friendly practises in their agricultural operations, Ufarms ensures a sustainable farming practise.