Dales Land Net
20th February 2020
Dales Land Net, a Bradford-based flood prediction start-up is part of the RAIA programme and is among five startups in 2019 who were awarded grant funding from Innovate UK (IUK). Dales Land Net succeeded in raising £30,000 through NorthInvest and Innovation SuperNetwork’s investor groups. This raise was then match-funded by IUK to total £60,000.
WHAT PROBLEM IS DALES LAND NET SOLVING?
Dales Land Net, led by CEO Neale Hall, are currently working with Fera Science and Precision Decisions to develop a national real-time, soil moisture monitoring network that can be used across the UK -influencing decisions for irrigation and the application of fertiliser, herbicide and pesticide, as well as assisting with flood prediction and abatement.
WHAT WAS THE FUNDING USED FOR?
The AgriTech startup takes ground-based moisture readings, relayed in real-time, using IoT networks to build informed hydrology models to improve water management. The technology has a wide range of applications to protect assets, including in agriculture, land, water, and flood management industries.
NorthInvest Angels include: Sarah Jones, Dr David Pearce and Jonathan Straight.
“Dales Land Net are an exciting example of the emerging AgriTech industry in the North of England. The Environment Agency stated in a report covering 2015/16 that in the UK winter flooding alone cost £1.6 billion nationally, and with the increasing environmental impact of climate change, Dales Land Net are offering a commercial solution to understand the real risk of flooding in key areas; allowing flood management teams to take proactive action to reduce disruption, decrease damage to property and save lives.”
Jonathan Straight, NorthInvest Angel