Farming with Satellites: A story of an Australian startup

When:  May 27, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (AEST)
Associated with  Sydney Section
Anastasia was a part of Sydney section of AIAA, and took part in organising AstroStories (a series of visits and lectures by astronauts, targeted at kids from regional schools), as well as a series of lectures to increase awareness about the importance of investing in space exploration for terrestrial applications before heading for her startup FluroSat.

Anastasia is an aeronautical engineer with a PhD in autonomous drone navigation, TEDx speaker and women in #STEM advocate. She has experience ranging from projects with the NASA robots onboard International Space Station to managing 370 person team for UEFA. Anastasia is a 2017 Amelia Earhart Fellow recognised for her commitment to advancing the application of aerospace engineering. Her passion for the real-world application has found expression in an agtech startup, FluroSat, which is closing the gap between the application of AI, science and sensing in precision agriculture. FluroSat in its 4 years has made an acquisition on another company, expanded internationally (used in 10 countries now) and attracted the industry’s top agribusinesses as customers. In Australia, Anastasia was named Women Creating Change by NSW/ACT (Australian Capital Territory and NSW) Young Achiever Award in 2018. In July 2019 Anastasia led FluroSat to raise an investment round from well-recognised investors including Microsoft, Costanoa Ventures and Space Capital, with the company becoming Microsofts first-ever AgTech investment globally. Most recently Anastasia became one of 20 MIT Technology Review Innovators under 35 in APAC.



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