The production of horticultural crops contributes to social issues such as health and well-being. The use of technology is crucial for the most sustainable production of fresh horticultural products. Miniaturization and the increasingly lower cost price of technology are important drivers of innovation. This makes automatic crop monitoring accessible for every crop and every grower. Autonomous cultivation of many crops will also be possible in the near future with drone data collection. Our technology contributes to various UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our dream is to digitalize every individual plant, in every greenhouse, anywhere in the world. In this way, we help growers to cultivate even more sustainably and to respond to the demands of retail.
Corvus Drones is specialized in "autonomous flying drone" and data collection in (greenhouse) horticulture. The company was founded in 2017 and is supported by Startlife, the startup 'accelerator community'. Wageningen UR, Foodvalley and the province of Gelderland are the 'supporting partners' of Startlife. Our dream is to digitalize every individual plant, in every greenhouse, anywhere in the world. In this way, we help growers to cultivate even more sustainably and to respond to the demands of retail. We achieve this with a wonderful team of driven developers, engineers and marketeers.
Gerhold ten Voorde (founder)
Gerhold holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Master's degree in Systems & Control. He is an experienced and all-round engineer in the field of mechatronics, robotics and automation.
Frans-Peter Dechering (co-founder)
Frans-Peter holds a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business Administration and a Master's degree in Marketing. He is an internationally experienced commercial manager and entrepreneur in horticultural technology and breeding.
horticultural technology and breeding.
The total team includes over 10 developers, engineers and marketeers.
From left to right Frans-Peter Dechering .... Gerhold ten Voorde.
The Corvus Drone is a multi-sensor platform. We like to work together with companies that have smart applications for greenhouse farming. Our partners are: