Dragana Vukasinovic

Interview

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Highlights

  • Dragana was a finalist last year, in the annual digital Summit in Valencia.
  • Beyond social media, it’s extremely important to be physically present within the ecosystem at events like Slush.
  • Fauna Smart Technologies is using different technologies in a smart way to empower fauna, biodiversity, and genetic diversity.
  • Consisting of a team of 12 people, 8 of them having PHDs, they are focused on inspiring the new wave of scientists to make a difference with experimental design.
  • They use complex innovation systems within three different projects and will become a venture-building company.
  • Using satellite imagery, they go to a certain level within the ecosystem, followed by other specialized tech, furthering a deeper analysis.
  • Being able to translate the findings is what creates an ecosystem for entrepreneurial scientists going into the future of the field.
  • By creating a best-risk map through satellite imagery, they can inform farmers of where in the field they need to do what for crop protection.
  • Over 10.5 million farmers are transitioning to a new line of products and removing chemical pesticides in favor of biological ones.
  • Next year they expect to have a minimum marketable product with a plant immunity tracker.
  • In the future, we will not have big labs that are consuming a lot of reagents.
  • Tech companies don’t go out and talk with farmers because they don’t know how to, and that’s normal. There needs to be a translation.
  • Even in her bachelor’s and previous research, Dragana was already out there talking to the farmers and learning this translation.
  • We are right now in a 4th agricultural revolution with life sciences that will exactly break and make a new world.

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