EarthSense Receives Phase II SBIR Award from NSF

Categories : Investments, EnterpriseWorks
Posted on: April 14, 2020

EarthSense, a startup located at the EnterpriseWorks incubator, received Phase II SBIR funding from the National Science Foundation. This award will allow the startup to continue work toward large-scale deployment of TerraSentia for agricultural research and product development.

“TerraSentia is helping create a stronger foundation for agriculture by enabling faster and lower cost creation of the next generation of crops that are more productive, sustainable, and resilient,” said EarthSense co-founder and CEO Chinmay Soman.

Major agriculture companies, such as KWS, have already piloted TerraSentia since 2018. Currently, there is a lack of data that is slowing the development of sustainable agronomic practices. This two-year grant from NSF will allow EarthSense to accelerate final product development and achieve rapid global deployment of the TerraSentia platform.

Other recent accomplishments by EarthSense include being selected to participate in John Deere’s 2020 Startup Collaborator program and being featured in the New York Times.

EarthSense was founded in 2016 by Chinmay Soman and Girish Chowdhary. The company develops ultracompact autonomous robots that use machine vision and machine learning to collect and convert field data into useful information. TerraSentia, their first robot, is revolutionizing agriculture.

Read on about EarthSense’s accomplishments and this Phase II funding by visiting their company website.