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Venture is an annual business idea competition for University of Dundee students, staff and recent graduates, with eight categories. With the award of an Engineers in Business prize fund, Venture included a dedicated prize for the most innovative idea from Science and Engineering students.
Winner: Smart Crop, Antonio Rodriguez, Masters in Data Science (School of Science and Engineering) - £3,000 Engineers in Business Prize

Antonio's business idea, Smart Crop, explores a practical approach for crop monitoring using machine learning and data science by turning images into valuable information through computer vision and dimensional data models to develop a strawberry development monitoring system. This involves the use of machine learning and AI to develop a system for accurate detection of each strawberry's development stages until ripening to determine the most efficient time to harvest.

Positive Feedback

EIBF funding has once more been incredibly helpful for the Venture competition, providing credibility and extra specific funding for our specific School of Science and Engineering category for which we received some very innovative ideas.

Brian McNicoll, Head of the Centre for Entrepreneurship
University of Dundee