AgriTech Member:


Dr Lorenzo Conti - Managing Director and Artem Lukianov - Technical Director from Crover tell us more about their AgriTech business.

Tell us about Crover

Crover is centred around the commercialisation of the first-ever proprietary technology for locomotion in bulk solids (e.g. sand, grains, powders), through which the Crover team has built the world’s first ‘underground drone’ (i.e. a CROVER).

While applications of the CROVER range from soil sampling on Mars to the recovery of objects buried in sand dunes, Crover's first product is a probing device for the monitoring of cereal grains stored in bulk (e.g. whole barley in sheds or silos). This helps grain storage operators identify critical conditions early and maintain the quality of their stock. #SavingGrains

How long have you been an Eagle Labs member?

For 14 months during tenancy in Codebase, Edinburgh

When did you start your business?

Incorporated May 2018.

What's been your biggest highlight

Becoming the first TechCrunch Startup Battlefield company from Scotland; Being showcased on the cover of the Milling and Grain magazine.

What's been your biggest challenge?

Taking a novel physical effect discovered during the PhD and turning it into the first 'underground drone' (i.e. a CROVER), then building around it a full-stack hardware system that satisfies the requirements of the industry.

Advice for entrepreneurs starting out

You can't do it alone, so don't be afraid to ask for help.


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