UK Government invests in the development of IceRobotics’ cattle monitoring technology: an Internet-of-Things case study
Innovate UK is an investment arm of the UK government that supports the development of innovative products and services, providing a variety of support and finance initiatives aimed at growing an idea and making it a success.
IceRobotics is a world-leading developer and provider of IoT data collection and analysis products for monitoring dairy cow behaviour. Between 2012 and 2014, Innovate UK made an investment in a consortium led by IceRobotics and including Keytree as the primary development partner to support the delivery of a step change in its CowAlert architecture to ensure scalability to hundreds of thousands or indeed millions of animals. The IoT analytics system is used by dairy farmers to monitor their herds, helping farmers to make the right fertility and health management decisions at the right time.