Our Client is an acoustic sensing technology company about to be spun out of Imperial College London. The company has a mission to transform the way farming is done with its’ acoustic sensing and monitoring technologies. The company is passionate about innovating the way the agricultural ecosystem is monitored, improving the health of cultivated plants, and empowering farmers to make informed decisions on pest control in a timely and efficient manner. The company’s lead programme is a package of patent-pending acoustic sensor and a mobile-based software that have been designed to help farmers identify early infestation of pestilential beetles in palm trees, decide on a pesticide regime and ultimately prevent loss of palms and tradable fruits.
The company is currently consolidating and further developing the commercial potential of its acoustic sensors and mobile application. They are now seeking a NED who wants to make a positive and significant difference to the global farming industry, and who would like to be part of the company’s journey towards pioneering acoustic sensing and monitoring technologies at the interface between precision and smart farming. The role holder will have a background in agriculture and technology. The role holders experience may be as commercial or R&D director of a global agricultural company (e.g. palm plantation or pesticide company), or maybe in a senior management or business development role within the precision/smart farming industry. Ideally, the role holder will bring a wealth of knowledge and networks in the initial target markets such as Malaysia, Indonesia and India. As a non-executive director, you will have the opportunity to shape the commercial strategy of the company as well as to build links within the Imperial entrepreneurial community.
The role holder will also responsible for representing Imperial College Innovations – a major shareholder in the company and will be required to attend Quarterly meetings in London. As this is an early-stage start-up looking to engage with investors and commercial collaborators as such, there is no remuneration for this role as yet but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
To find out more please contact: Dr Govind Pindoria Associate Director of Start-Up Formations: Govind.firstname.lastname@example.org