Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Agriculture, Environment and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
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Funds Raised to Date
Mission and Vision
BioEnsure® users in India have seen a 30%–57% increase in crop yields. Even usersfarming in difficult growing conditions are seeing an increase in plant resiliency.Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies (AST) is on pace to achieve all the final yearmilestones which include: $10,000 of sales in India, regulatory approval in a newcountry, an additional U.S. partner, continuing testing success with at least a 15%yield increase in India, and increasing reach to at least 150 small rural farmers.AST has already demonstrated a high degree of visibility and impact. AST hasbrought in $5.8m in investment and an additional $200k in grant funding.
Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies’ BioEnsure® is a fungal seed and plant treatment that, when sprayed onto seeds, helps plants to adapt to water-related stress. By applying BioEnsure®,crops can grow in suboptimal conditions and use 50% less water. BioEnsure is the only product on the market that can confer stress tolerance.
How does your innovation work?
Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies’ BioEnsure® is a fungal seed and planttreatment that, when sprayed onto seeds, helps plants to adapt to water-relatedstress. By applying BioEnsure®, crops can grow in sub-optimal conditions anduse 50% less water. BioEnsure® is the only product on or soon to be on themarket that can confer stress tolerance.
BioEnsure® is the onlyliquid treatment effective for crop stress tolerance, application with any type of seed treater and compatibility with commonly used fungicides. Their product has received excellent feedback from the industry. Other competitors have not been able to achieve what they have done. For example, the shelf life for their organisms are at least 3 years whereas for the competition even the longest living organisms die after about a year.
Planned Goals and Milestones
AST’s go to market strategy is three-pronged:
• Partnerships with large international distributors
• Relationships with host governments
• BioEnsure is sold using the existing sales channels. Where applicable, AST partners directly with local distributors in host countries