Prince Charles talks to RootWave about electricides

Prince Charles met the RootWave team to understand more about electricides at the Soil Association’s 70the anniversary celebrations.

Farmers Guardian talks to Ubiqutek about Electricides

Farmers Guardian talks to Ubiqutek about the advantages of Electricides at LAMMA 17 and its Innovation Award for Farm Machinery and Equipment.

Ubiqutek wins LAMMA Innovation Award

Ubiqutek are pleased to announce that Touch Pro won the LAMMA 2017 Farm Machinery and Equipment Innovation Award with the judges ‘impressed by the product’s potential to reduce the use of pesticides’ which would ‘help the environment and was suitable for areas where some chemicals are banned’.

Andrew Diprose, Executive Director, comments: “Winning this prestigious award is really exciting for us and give us a reputable vote of confidence in our product and technology.

David Vail joins the team

We are delighted to welcome David Vail joining as Principal Engineer.  David is a Chartered Engineer with thirty years of experience in power supply design and manufacture in a variety of industries from very high volume commercial to military.  He will be responsible for developing and advancing our technology for H2020 and then its application in different products.

Andrew Diprose, Executive Director, comments: “I am delighted to welcome David Vail to the team and working with him in the coming years to really push our technology and its applications.

James Holdgate joins the team

We are delighted to welcome James Holdgate to the team in the role of Head of Projects, initially focusing on the H2020 project.  James joins us from Vax where he held the role of Head of New Product Development.  He brings over 20 years of experience in consumer products and medical devices and expertise in product development, project management, team leadership and lean systems.  James also has experience of electrosurgical instruments gained at Olympus Surgical Technologies which has interesting synergies with our technology.  Initially James will be focused on developing and commercialising the agricultural product.

Andrew Diprose, Executive Director of Ubiqutek, comments: “We are very excited that James is joining Ubiqutek.  He has a wealth of product experience that makes him an invaluable addition to the team.  I look forward to working with James.”

Robert Diprose, Founder of Ubiqutek, comments: “I am very pleased to be able to welcome James Holdgate to Ubiqutek as our first strategic hire.  James has many years of experience in bringing sector leading consumer products to market and his employment marks a new and exciting chapter in Ubiqutek’s growth.  I, and the board, look forward to working with James in his primary roles of delivering the €1.9M Horizon 20:20 project and leveraging our growing portfolio of intellectual property across a series of opportunities.”

Ubiqutek has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 733687.

Ubiqutek: Electrical Weed Control

Ubiqutek starts H2020 project

Ubiqutek has started its H2020 project to develop an agricultural product in partnership with Steketee. Over the next two years, Ubiqutek will integrate its next technology into Steketee’s existing mechanical weeding platform. Initial tests on a simple chassis will be performed next summer, with extensive field trials using an advanced platfrom performed the summer afterwards. An integrated product will be available in from 2019 onwards.

Ubiqutek has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 733687.