Enkitek brings robotics and artificial intelligence to the emerging vertical farming sector, which currently has a low level of automation, where more than 50% of operations are performed manually.
From the hand of three entrepreneurs and the support of the technological Venture Builder Eywa Space, ENKITEK is born, an abbreviation of ENKI Technologies S.L. The company focuses on the application of robotics and artificial intelligence applied to vision in vertical agriculture. Enkitek aims to automate cultivation processes such as transplanting, plant condition monitoring, harvesting, and packaging while digitizing its production processes.
"It is the best time to introduce ourselves in the vertical farming sector right now. Each farm is different from the others, and it is difficult to find solutions to automate the manual tasks of its processes, which in many cases represents more than 50% of their operating costs," says Victor Canton, CEO of Enkitek. Their solution adapts to each client, making it possible to take full advantage of current technologies, a milestone that until now was not within reach of most companies in the sector.
Enkitek was incorporated in mid-2021 and is already working with several clients. "The technological base already exists, the key is to understand our customers well and respond to their challenges in an agile and clear way," explains Eric Mora, CTO of Enkitek. "The field of Artificial Intelligence applied to Machine Vision has evolved to the point where we can accurately analyze any plant and determine its current and future state," comments Eugeni Llagostera, AI Expert of Enkitek. For the coming months, they are working on a combination of organic growth, thanks to the new projects they are closing with their customers, and inorganic, with a possible entry of investors.