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.