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Stellenbosch Network 2020 Business Lecture Series – Lecture 1: Agritech

12 Feb 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for our first Business Lecture Series. Each event will focus on a different industry and for the first function on the 12th February the topic will be Agritech.

The key speakers for the event are Arie Van Ravenswaay and Suné Joubert.

Further information on the speakers and the discussion on the evening:

Suné Joubert: Strategic Positioning I Alphawave Group of Companies (AgriTech portfolio)

Agriculture sector precision engineering focus

Alphawave Group of companies (with Etse Electronics as part of the group) has been successfully developing a variety of novel solutions since 1997. Precision engineering for the agricultural sector has been one of the the company’s product niches and has resulted in the development of various products, including FarmRanger (product which is the market leader for livestock security management), as well FarmTrack (a leading Precision Crop Management & Farm Management system). The company focus is on “Agriculture 4.0” – allowing technology to enable “smart” farming. Deep-seated company experience in RFID, movement sensors & algorithms, near-earth orbiting satellite technology – all adapted within the agricultural context.

She will be speaking on Technology application within the Agriculture sector (AgriTech) as a company focus, with special reference to their 22 year proven product FarmRanger. The true life journey of technology in agriculture!

Arie van Ravenswaay: Assistant Director: Innovation, Technology Design and Transfer

Office of the Chief Director: Research and Technology Development / Department of Agriculture Western Cape Government

UAV and sensor technology applications in Agriculture

Drones have made quite an impact in various sectors the last few years. Although the applications are increasing rapidly, the tendency to truly understand this technology has not grow as fast. We will explore the UAV and the other technologies we implemented into our research for the Agricultural sector. We will discuss both the positive and negative outputs based on our findings and focus on how new technologies can improve Western Cape Agriculture.

After the speeches there will be an opportunity to network and enjoy a glass of wine & snacks.

Tickets available from Quicket

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12th Feb 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Adam Small Theatre
Victoria Street
Stellenbosch, 7600 South Africa
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