Gamaya, a spin-off from the EPFL in Lausanne, participated in one of the most prominent Swiss startup competition, the Swisscom StartUp Challenge, organized by Swisscom with VentureLab. More than 150 start-ups from Switzerland in business areas of IT & telecommunications, big data, FinTech, e-commerce, smart mobility, e-health, media and cleantech vied for a top spot in this year’s Swisscom StartUp Challenge. Gamaya ended up in the TOP-5 out and this provides a great opportunity to Gamaya to participate in business acceleration programme in Silicon Valley, with also the possibility of an investment or collaboration with Swisscom.

The short video about the Swisscom startup challenge is availiable below

To address the rapidly growing demand, the farming industry is moving towards efficiency and precision that require accurate diagnostics of plants. The Gamaya is responding to this need by developing a large-scale farmland analytics solution that can spot what the human eye cannot see. By analysing the data provided by our system, it is clear when a plant or the soil needs water or nutrients. Using this info chemicals can be directed to where they are needed, diseases can be identified and yield can be increased.

Additional information can be found here and here.