ZIM Plant Technology GmbH, a Hennigsdorf, Germany-based intelligent monitoring solution to monitor the actual water requirements of plants in real time, has received an investment from High-Tech Gründerfonds.
Led by operational founder Prof. Ulrich Zimmermann and CEO Simon Rüger, ZIM Plant Technology offers a sustainably stable, non-invasive, telemetry-based magnetic sensor solution that continuously measures the water supply to the leaves of intact plants under field conditions and provides the data on the Internet in real time. Researchers and farmers use the service to irrigate when water is actually needed. To date the probe system has been deployed in Africa, Europe, Australia and South America, exhibiting a potential saving of up to 40% of the usual water consumption without adverse side effects on the quality and quantity of production.
As stated by Benjamin Erhart, Investment Manager at High-Tech Gründerfonds, the investment aims to build up the company and exploit more international markets. To date, 750 probe systems have been sold worldwide.