December 2019 Newsletter

December 2019 Newsletter

Here is the December 2019 edition of our monthly newsletter, keeping you updated on our companies growth. 

Company News and Developments

Boomaroo Nurseries

Boomaroo Nurseries is a world-class vegetable seedling producer, supplying over 300 million seedlings to growers around Australia. They also specialise in Greenlife products, including potted plants and potted colour (ornamental flowering plants).

STRUT is currently working on a bespoke solution to aid in the monitoring and traceability of Boomaroos operations. Our sensors will provide a comprehensive overview of environmental conditions from seed to seedling.

Boomaroo Nurseries have included a great article on our journey so far in making AgTech easier. To read the full article, follow this link: https://www.boomaroo.com/making-agtech-easier/

The Chamber Expands!

ManuFutures Renovations Completed

The Chamber” has recently undergone a brand new expansion, below we compare Harry Potters Chamber of Secrets to our home base:

Similarities:

  • Slight lack of natural light

Differences:

  • No basilisks
  • Advanced prototyping facilities
  • Internet
  • Fume extraction fans

Tim Hanley and Jason Steinwedel from ManuFutures are responsible for the recent expansion. This fantastic new space is focused on manufacturing and prototyping and will enable us to easily manufacture our hardware and continue scaling rapidly.

STRUT goes to Indonesia

Agriculture Youth Forum

One of our co-founders Ryan, was invited to present at the Agricultural Youth Forum at Bogor’s IPB International Convention Centre in
Indonesia. The forum is the result of a partnership between Deakin University
and Indonesia’s Bogor Agricultural University and aims to empower young people to address the challenges of 21st century agriculture.

During Ryan’s presentation, he was able to speak about his experience with STRUT and the importance of innovation in the agriculture
industry.

Whilst in Indonesia, Ryan gave a guest lecture to students at IPB University in Bogor.

What is 'Smart Cities'?

An explanation

The concept of ‘Smart Cities’ is all about integrating IoT (Internet of Things) into our city streets. Once a city is integrated with smart sensors, it can then use the collected data to manage assets, resources and services efficiently.

The concept of smart cities is very similar to precison agriculture, and as such we have already begun work in the industry. We are currently working with the City of Greater Geelong (COGG) to provide some smart city solutions. COGG, through their ‘Clever and Creative Geelong’ project, will deliver LED lighting, environmental sensing, digital signage, public safety, smart parking and free WiFi.

This will benefit the community by encouraging local industry growth in digital services. Data analytics associated with the new technology will provide evidence-based decisions for planning.

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