Chemicals such as glyphosates and big polluting machines that consume fossil fuels can now stay in the garage. Vitirover provides users with a "herd" of robots to weed large areas of land: vineyards, photovoltaic farms, railways, etc. So what are the main advantages? They are powered by a clean energy source - the sun - and they maintain the land in a totally environmentally friendly way. All in all, with this solution you can (ecologically) say goodbye to weeds while being kind to the environment.
The result of a meeting between a serial entrepreneur in the domain of marketing and communications and an electronics expert with a passion for the world of wine, Vitirover now has talented specialists in IoT, mechanics, big data and AI, and also "shepherds" who manage the robots.
4 questions to Vitirover
Where did you get the idea for this startup?
Every second, 2kg of glyphosate/roundup herbicides are released into the environment - we had to find a solution.
Any recent good news?
We are going to be joined by two new employees, an industrial manager and a sales manager and we are testing for RTE and ENEDIS at a site in Niort. That makes two good pieces of news!
What is the most unexpected thing that your startup has made you do?
A series of trips with the UN, to present Vitirover in Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.
In what way does your project revolutionise your category?
It is the first time that herds of autonomous robots will be carrying out clean and permanent vegetation management, in high, medium and low voltage electric transformer stations, photovoltaic farms, along railroad tracks, vineyards, orchards, etc.