Smart greenhouses – from an idea to the final IoT solution
TeleGroup on Thursday, November 22nd of 2018, on the meet-up that was organised by our friends at the Garage Lab in the ICT Hub, talked about the process of development of the new IoT solution – “Smart greenhouse“.
How does the road to realization of the IoT project look like, in which way to sync the internal „start-up“ with business plans of the greater system and what is contained in the product management process in creating a new solution, experience about these subjects was given by Aleksandar Vujic, Manager of Business Development and Stefan Djurovic, Regional Manager for Vojvodina.
“When we look at the whole product management process, we always ask ourselves how to innovate. For a company to be innovative it is mandatory for it to build a stable and an effective innovative ecosystem. There are plenty of ways on doing so. In our time we acquisition-ed Greensoft startup and enriched out portfolio with unique AgroLIFE software solution which today helps state institutions and agriculture producers in Serbia to automate process of agricultural production and land control. After that we dedicated ourselves to the journey of developing “Smart greenhouses“ solutions so that we respond to all challenges of increasing the profit and reducing the costs of food production in an enclosed environment“, was pointed out by Stefan Djurovic.
The answer to the question of how we decided to start developing a smart greenhouse is simple. We want to respond to the challenge of producing enough quantity of healthy food for the growing human population which will by the year 2050 rise above 11 billion people. After the global analysis, we reduced the research on the needs of the local market and recognized the notable potential. That is how we started the development of the prototype of the system for automatic handling of the micro-climate in a protected environment the greenhouse.
It is concluded that the business systems through the continued innovation, besides new products, services, and commercial gains, realize the possibility to transform traditional ways of job dealing to a modular business to secure new roads of sustainable development in a digital economy.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. TeleGroup has set its path to innovation and has gained experience that can be of great use to other companies in the process of transformation of their own business.