AgTech, after thorough review, scoring, and analysis, has declared KETOS the winner of its Water Monitoring Innovation of the Year award.
With over 1,750 nominations from all over the world, KETOS is among an impressive list of innovative companies and startups in the AgTech and FoodTech industries.
The Judging Process
The AgTech Breakthrough Awards were created to highlight breakthrough products, solutions, and companies within the digital agricultural technology market. Nominees were asked: “How does your company or product break through the crowded agriculture and food technology markets?” AgTech developed evaluation material and assessment tools to study each entrant across the following criteria:
- Ease of use
AgTech has awarded various companies across a variety of categories, including:
- Farm Management
- In-field Systems
- Harvesting Solutions
- IoT and AI
- Post Harvest Systems
- Automation and Robotics
- Indoor Farming
- Food Quality
- Value Chain
- Finance and Insurance
- FoodTech Industry Leadership
- AgTech Industry Leadership
KETOS was recognized under In-field Systems under Water Monitoring Solution of the Year.
KETOS: Making Digital Water Monitoring Affordable
KETOS differentiates itself in the water industry by building a solution that is interoperable, modular, and affordable for organizations in the agriculture industry.
Open-field and indoor farmers can better control their water quality by centralizing testing (KETOS can monitor for 30+ parameters, including hardness, alkalinity, calcium, sulfates, nitrates, and nitrites). In farming setups where water delivers nutrients directly to the crop’s root systems, having control and insights into water quality can dictate success or failure in harvests.
KETOS also has the power to monitor the quality of water in terms of chemical applications in open-field environments, surface runoff, water recycling, and other water-related farming applications.
The entire solution uses a DaaS (Data as a Service) model. KETOS installs and maintains the hardware component, and farmers gain access to a customizable dashboard where they can:
- Choose which parameters to monitor
- Set threshold alerts
- Set testing intervals
- Get reports, alerts, and insights sent directly to their device (phone, tablet, laptop)
All testing and maintenance (alongside regular updates) remain under one low, set monthly fee, removing the burden of high up-front costs.
KETOS: Recognized as a Leading Technology Across Industries
KETOS is often recognized as a digital water powerhouse. Past awards include:
- EY Sustainability Awards
- Water Data Prize (Mapping)
- Innovation in Clean Tech (World Trade Center)
- Global Water Awards
- Goldman Sachs: 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs
- Top 50: Global Technologies for SmartCities
- Accenture Project Spotlight
- Tracxn’s Emerging Startups
Water Testing Simplified
While KETOS has been embraced by the agricultural industry and indoor farmers alike, the system can test:
This ability to test both influent and effluent makes it easy for the solution to translate across industries. KETOS has use cases for everything from indoor farming to municipal water to Fortune 500 manufacturing.