4 Universities Win Agriculture Tech Prizes
I-FAST encourages collaboration between NIFA-funded researchers, scientists, and industry leaders in an effort to bring technological agricultural advances into the marketplace. The winning teams are from the University of Houston (UH), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois), Lincoln University (LU), and Cornell University (Cornell). Each team will receive $50,000, as well as the opportunity to apply for additional funding through USDA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.
The UH team created an augmented reality technology system that educates and monitors employees on the best practices to handle fresh-cut produce.