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Daedong & Seoul National University to partner in the smart agriculture sector

2022-04-27 | views 1,057

- Subscription-type future agriculture platform business and customized healthcare business based on smart farm and crop growth recipes

- Research on autonomous driving agricultural machinery, partnership in high-functional crop growth recipe development, and customized meal plan business with SNU

- Developing growth recipes whilst jointly operating the complex light source smart farm in Daedong and the smart farm to be established at Seoul National University



Daedong is joining hands with Seoul National University to promote research and development in the smart farm sector.


Daedong Group’s parent company Daedong (Joint CEO Jun-Sik Kim and Yu-Hyun Won), Korea’s No. 1 agricultural machinery company leading future agriculture, announced on the 27th that an MOU was signed with Seoul National University (Chancellor Se-Jung Oh) to "promote research cooperation and commercialization in smart agriculture".


Daedong’s roadmap for the smart farm sector, one of its three major future agriculture businesses, involves first developing growth recipes (solutions) for high-functional and general crops and establishing a system to commission production and distribution,  to then lead to customized healthcare business and subscription-type future agriculture platform business. 


To kickstart this business, strategic cooperative relationships are being established with leading domestic institutions, universities, and companies in the agricultural and bio sectors. As a starting point, an MOU was signed with Seoul National University on the 26th in a ceremony at the Seoul National University campus in Gwanak-gu, Seoul, attended by major officials such as the Daedong CEO Yu-Hyun Won and the Seoul National University Chancellor Se-Jung Oh. 


Based on this MOU with Seoul National University, Daedong plans to jointly build a smart farm testbed in Seoul National University, and also jointly operate a complex light source rooftop smart farm that utilizes natural light and artificial LED solar, which was built on the 5th floor of the Daedong Seoul Office building earlier this year, to develop growth recipes (solutions) for high-functional crops. Furthermore, the commercialization of customized nutrition services using highly functional crops for personal health promotion will also be conducted. In addition, Daedong aims to strengthen the competitiveness of smart agricultural machinery technology by developing autonomous driving algorithms (path creation, follow-up control, real-time control, etc.) for cluster and unmanned work of agricultural machinery such as tractors, combines, and transplanters.