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 the advantages of Electricides at LAMMA 17 and its Innovation Award for Farm Machinery and Equipment.
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.“
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.“
We are delighted to welcome Trevor Robinson to the team in the role of Sales and Aftersales Manager. Trevor joins us from Natural Landscapes, a grounds maintenance company he ran for the past nine years. Trevor has always been involved with land management having been a farmer’s son, tree surgeon and landscape gardener.
Andrew Diprose, Executive Director of Ubiqutek, comments: “We are pleased that Trevor has joined us to head up the sales effort here in the UK. As well as running his own company, he has worked within this industry for a long time, so has the necessary experience to drive revenue growth here in the UK.”
Robert Diprose, Founder of Ubiqutek, comments: “We are very pleased to welcome Trevor to the team as our sales and aftersales manager. As an experienced landscape professional Trevor has been working with Ubiqutek since its formation helping to understand the user and deployment issues of the professional spot weeding product throughout its development. Trevor brings with him a wealth of knowledge and practical experience associated with the application of chemical control methods across the gamut of weed control scenarios from farming, urban environments to invasive species management for private clients.”
Ubiqutek was pleased to be asked by the Pesticide Action Network to demo their technology to local authorities at the Pesticide Free Towns Conference. For local authorities, the technology is ideal for spot treating native and invasive weeds in Parks and Gardens. Please contact us should you have any questions.
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.
Professional Horticultural and Landscape Design recently awarded Ubiqutek Product of the Week; click here to read the article which provides an overview of the technology and why it is so effective.
The European Commission has awarded Ubiqutek the second phase of their prestigious Horizon 2020 SME Instrument programme to develop electrical weeding technology.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available between 2014 and 2020, €3 billion of which is dedicated to the SME Instrument programme. In addition to private investment, the purpose of Horizon 2020 is to deliver more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
Andrew Diprose, Executive Director of Ubiqutek, comments: “We are delighted with this news and look forward to working with the European Commission over the coming years. With the extension of the license for the world’s most widely used herbicide only extended by 18 months rather than the 15 years that was applied for, it is critical that innovative technologies are given the necessary support to ensure that the agricultural industry has viable options in the future. We have received a huge amount of interest and look forward to delivering an alternative technology to the market which is cost competitive with herbicides and offers a host of additional environmental benefits.”