Our R&D and Technologies
The Agritech and Aquaculture Centre takes a multi-disciplinary approach in building and strengthening new and deep capabilities in areas targeting tropical agritech and aquaculture:
- Sustainable agritech lighting technologies
- Sensor and IOT technologies
- Knowledge-based AI and modelling
- Knowledge-based image analytics
- Anti-microbial and anti-viral technologies, encapsulation and pathogen monitoring
For example, A*STAR’s capabilities in the fields of biology and life sciences can help farmers to enhance the quality of yields, and help crops become more resilient against changing climate conditions, by boosting the anti-microbial and anti-viral properties in crops and animals.
A*STAR’s expertise in engineering and ICT, such as robotics and automation, big data analytics and modelling, can help farmers make their processes more efficient and productive, and reduce operation costs. For example, sensors and smart lighting systems can help farmers better detect contaminants and control growth environments. Leveraging data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) can help farmers predict optimal conditions for planting, feeding and harvesting, and monitor their inventory in real-time.