Agdhi, an agritech start-up, has been awarded the Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) which is a flagship programme by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). BIRAC is a not-for-profit public sector enterprise and largest early stage biotech funding programme. Agdhi has received a grant from BIG for USD 70,000 for their flagship product, “SeedVision- Seed Classifier and Quality Analyser.”
SeedVision is an artificial intelligence (AI) based seed phenotyping method that classifies critical parameters of a seed in a few minutes. This product would help the farmers get good seeds for cultivation and help growers improve the number of cycles due to faster payment realisation from seed companies. This automated technique provides an efficient method for seed sorting compared to manual inspection, and the reports are accessible on a real-time basis.