Pionierpreis Gamaya
Gamaya is a finalist for the Pionierpreis Award 2017, one of the most important innovation awards in Switzerland. It’s amazing that all three finalists of this year’s pioneering prize develop innovations for agriculture. It highlights a great progress in the AgTech space happened over last years in Switzerland. We are very thankful to the Pionierpreis team for this selection, and we strongly believe in a great potential of agriculture technologies to make farming more efficient and sustainable. The winner will be announced on at the Technopark Zurich on 3rd of May 2017. Information about the finalists can be found here.

The pioneer award, which is awarded by Zürcher Kantonalbank and Technopark Zurich, recognizes the commitment and the risk-taking behavior of start-ups, and awards a particularly exciting and promising technical project every year. The prize is worth 98’696.04 CHF – an unusual sum, but a number with symbolic force. It corresponds to the 10’000-fold value of the number Pi square and thus stands for strength, far-sightedness and fascination.

Gamaya addresses the need to increase efficiency and sustainability of large industrial farming, as well as the productivity and scalability of small-holder farming, by deploying the world’s most advanced solution for mapping and diagnostics of farmland. Its products include detection of crop maturity, nitrogen deficiency, early detection of weeds and diseases and yield forecasting. Gamaya farmland analytics solution improves production efficiency and risk management by facilitating optimum decision making, including use of chemicals and fertilisers, and resulting in larger and better yields, while minimising the impact on the environment.