OrbitCrops: Delivering Precision Agriculture by Subscription

KAUST startup helps maximize crop yield while optimizing resource efficiency. Challenges Solution Benefits · 90% of the country’s limited water resources from non-renewable aquifers used for irrigation each year · Soil salinity buildup from over-irrigation, requiring additional water to flush…

Scanning the Horizon with FalconViz

KAUST alumnus Luca Passone (Ph.D. ’18, M.S. ’11) is part traditional researcher and part horizon-scanning entrepreneur. As the chief technology officer and a co-founder of FalconViz, one of the University’s homegrown startups, Passone and his colleagues conduct 3D surveying and mapping using unmanned aerial systems…