IntelinAir Joins NVIDIA Inception Program

Categories : Partnerships & Acquisitions, Research Park
Posted on: March 10, 2020

IntelinAir, EnterpriseWorks graduate, announced it has joined the NVIDIA Inception program as a community member.

IntelinAir is an analytics company that delivers crop intelligence to farmers through aerial imagery, computer vision, machine learning, agronomic science, and intelligent user interfaces. Their goal is to organize and digitize the world’s crop information and performance – making it universally accessible and useful to deliver high yields, greater efficiencies, and sustainable farming to feed the human race.

The company was founded in 2015 by Al Eisaian and Naira Hovakimyan. Hovakimyan is a Mechanical Science and Engineering Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering. Eisain is a serial entrepreneur from Silicon Valley. IntelinAir graduated from the EnterpriseWorks incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park in December of 2019 and maintains an office in Champaign, Illinois. NVIDIA also holds an office at the University of Illinois Research Park.

In 2020, IntelinAir plans to document images from close to 5M acres of farmland across nearly 50,000 fields, collecting over 1PB of raw data. Using computer vision and deep learning approaches, IntelinAir will analyze data to deliver near real-time Smart Alerts to farmers through its flagship product, AgMRI™.

IntelinAir is actively engaged with the broader machine learning community, sponsoring an ML workshop at CVPR 2020 and releasing a public dataset,, to push the boundaries of computer vision within agriculture.

The NVIDIA Inception program offers IntelinAir collaboration opportunities with industry-leading experts and other AI-driven startups.

“We are extremely excited to be a part of the NVIDIA Inception program. NVIDIA is a leader in the machine learning community on both the research and engineering fronts, and this collaboration will further fuel our ability to deliver meaningful crop intelligence to farmers and push the boundaries of what machine learning and AI can do for agriculture,” said Jennifer Hobbs, PhD, director of machine learning at IntelinAir.

NVIDIA Inception is a virtual accelerator program that helps startups during critical stages of product development, prototyping and deployment. Every Inception member gets a custom set of ongoing benefits, from NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute credits, marketing support and preferred pricing on GPUs, enabling early-stage startups with tools that help them grow.

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About IntelinAir:

IntelinAir is a full-season and full-spectrum crop intelligence company focused on agriculture that delivers actionable intelligence to help farmers make data-driven decisions to improve operational efficiency, yields, and ultimately their profitability. IntelinAir combines the power of aerial imagery analytics through computer vision and deep learning methodologies, agronomic science, and user-friendly interface (mobile) technologies to deliver near real-time decision support to farmers. The company’s flagship solution AgMRI™ is a field health monitoring and early-warning system that enables farmers to manage their operations proactively and with confidence.

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