Viridix announces the appointment of Prof. Oded Shoseyov as its Head of Scientific Advisory Board
Modi’in, March 2022 – Viridix Ltd. a global provider of precision irrigation solutions announced today the appointment of Professor Oded Shoseyov as its Head of Scientific Advisory Board.
Oded Shoseyov is a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He conducts world-leading research in plant molecular biology, protein engineering and nano-biotechnology. Shoseyov has authored or co-authored more than 350 scientific publications and is the inventor or co-inventor of 97 patents.
Shoseyov received the Outstanding Scientist Polak Award for 2002, the 1999 and 2010 Kay Award for Innovative and Applied Research, The 2012 Israel Prime Minister Citation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The 2018 Presidential Award for his contribution to the Economy and Society of Israel. He is the scientific founder of 17 companies. “We are very excited to welcome Oded as Head of our Scientific Advisory Board”, said Guri Oron, CEO of Viridix, “Prof. Shoseyov is extraordinarily accomplished in the agtech field, and his experience and insights will be invaluable as we continue to strategically develop our offering”.
“The demand for precision irrigation applications and practices creates a unique opportunity to use advanced technology to facilitate and accelerate sustainable food production.” said Prof. Shoseyov, “I am incredibly impressed by Viridix’s technology, starting with the proprietary RooTense® water potential sensor, smart analytics and Autopilot software, providing both decision support and autonomous irrigation abilities. I look forward to working with the Viridix’s management team, contributing from my experience to help move the company and its offering to the next level.”
Viridix Ltd. empowers farmers by taking uncertainty out of irrigation decisions. By combining accurate and timely water potential data with additional information such as weather, irrigation protocols and soil characteristics, Viridix simplifies and automates one of the most important operations in farming. Precise irrigation helps farmers optimize productivity, reduce resource consumption and improve sustainability. The Viridix solution is based on revolutionary RooTense® technology that is cost effective, requires no maintenance and is extremely easy to use. This advanced IoT-based solution leverages AI and machine learning to deliver precision irrigation, taking it to the next level with full-irrigation-cycle automation.