Moving forward without picking up roots
With a showcase version already up and running, AVR plans to release the platform for end users later in 2018, gathering market feedback to drive the development of new capabilities.
Koen found the ideal innovation partner in delaware, a fellow local Belgian firm. “AVR values close, tangible collaboration, and we wanted a partner that’s rooted in our area,” he explains. “In addition to that, delaware is both a Microsoft partner and able to provide a very broad spectrum of expertise. They’re really a one-stop-shop for innovation, whether it’s in web development, strategic vision or trending technologies.”
“As for the future, we’re dreaming big,” Koen asserts. “In addition to taking the state-of-the-art to a higher level, we want to explore other technologies such as the use of predictive analytics and image analysis to predict the quality and size of the crop.”
But at the end of the day, AVR firmly intends to focus on producing quality machines. “Although these research projects are important to us and we are interested in providing some very specific software solutions, we are, above all, experts in mechatronics and potato fans,” Koen finishes.