SC Lowcountry and Upstate Innovators partner on new AgTech Development Projects

Charleston-based BrightMa Farms and Greenville-based Logicle Analytics have announced a partnership to develop an integrated IoT solution for plant growth and disease monitoring.

The product, known as Sproutrix, is a solution based on sensors, drone surveillance, and artificial intelligence. After developing a proof-of-concept prototype and publishing the research, Logicle Analytics founder Jonathan Fowler has most recently applied for a USDA SBIR Phase I grant to move into commercialization and feasibility. Part of this phase involves scaling the proof-of-concept into a pilot study, which requires a greenhouse to test at scale. BrightMa Farms will serve as the pilot site and provide the necessary space, infrastructure, and on-site support to move the project forward.

In addition to the new pilot study, BrightMa Farms has partnered with regional HBCUs for agricultural education and innovation that will allow Logicle Analytics to expand its research footprint outside of SC. BrightMa hosted Logicle, SC State University, Tuskegee University, Ponix, MPGConsulting, and GrowSpan Greenhouse Structures for the 2022 AgTech Summit in Charleston, SC.

BrightMa Farms is a vertically integrated minority business enterprise and veteran-managed hemp group with corporate offices in Charleston SC. BrightMa is setting a global footprint that will champion a SC circular economy and pave the way nationally with economic development designed to benefit businesses, society, and the environment. Logicle Analytics is an Analytics-as-a-Service provider in Greenville, SC. The company specializes in helping small businesses make the most of their data, offering data strategy consulting, database builds, and data visualization/reporting solutions.

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