Broto

Broto Tecnologia Agrícola proposes promoting the increase of sustainable vegetable production and reducing environmental impacts through hydroponic automation.

Aimed at an audience of hydroponic producers between 40 and 60 years old, the proposal is an integrated sensor system, Big Data and Mobile, and aims to meet the demand for automation for Hydroponics, reduce the need for chemical and pesticide inputs and contribute to reducing costs for family production.

The idea came up in the classroom of the Federal Institute of Amazonas (IFAM), in the control and automation engineering course. The creators of the business are young entrepreneurs with expertise in new technologies for agribusiness, software and hardware, and they proposed an automatic PH monitoring and control system and a nutritious solution for hydroponic tanks.

Although the real and scalable demand for technology is not yet clear, the proposal follows a relevant trend and seems to have efficiency for the market, which may go beyond the rural zone, reaching the so-called urban farms. The focus of activity is Manaus and its surroundings.

Broto is in the process of validating the idea, with a business incubated at INPA. The prototype is ready for automation, having been tested on partner farms.

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BROTO

CITY/STATE

MANAUS - AM

DATE OF ESTABLISHMENT

SEPT 2017

NATURE OF THE BUSINESS

INDIVIDUAL MICRO ENTREPRENEUR

MODEL

B2B

SIZE OF TEAM

5 COLLABORATORS

PATENT

NO PATENT

STAGE OF BUSINESS

VALIDATION OF THE IDEA

ABOUT THE BUSINESS

PH monitoring and automatic control system and nutrient solution for hydroponic tanks.

WHAT DOES IT SOLVE?

The need to use pesticides for growing vegetables. Lack of time for other complementary activities and financial loss.

POSITIVE SOCIOENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

Reduces the need for chemical and pesticide inputs and contributes to cost savings for family production.

SDG

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

PRODUCT
The real and scalable demand for hydroponics technology is unclear, but the solution follows a relevant trend and appears to be efficient for the market. The focus is on Manaus and its surroundings.

RESULTS

In the idea validation phase. It is being incubated at INPA. Prototype ready to automate, tested in partner farms. The software and the application with the dashboards are already ready. The cost per unit is BRL thousand, to operate in two tanks.

IMPACT

DOES IT MAKE ITS PURPOSE CLEAR?

DOES IT MONITOR ITS IMPACT?

FOUNDERS

VITOR RUBENS ALVES DE SOUSA, ALAN ÁDAMO QUEIROZ BARRETO, HUGO GUSTAVO ALVES DE SOUSA, WILLIAM PINTO DA SILVA

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