Priyan Shah and Dhruv Shah, the founders of OEPP Innovations, are both graduates of engineering from the SGS Institute of Technology and Science. Both of them are born, brought up, and currently residing in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
What is the OEPP Innovations?
OEPP Innovations was incorporated with the aim of providing ag-tech solutions for global agricultural issues. The startup has a lineup of products and services to overcome the same.
The startup has built a SaaS Application, named CropTrails– which is a web and android based app designed to bridge gaps in the process of Farm Management by increasing the quantity and quality of yield. With CropTrails, they help farmers with Crop Planning, Crop Traceability, Yield Prediction, Providing analysis, and report.
Along with CropTrails, The startup has also developed an IoT device called CropRigate, which is controlled by a web and android application that dynamizes Smart Irrigation and Fertigation.
Check out the website for OEPP Innovations here.
The idea behind OEPP Innovations
Priyan Shah being a contract farmer himself, came across difficulties that are often faced by most farmers. On-site, he witnessed that farm management is a major issue, irrigation process not being optimized, leading to water wastage. This lead to the idea of bridging gaps by bringing solutions. Thus, coming up with CropTrails and CropRigate.
Challenges faced by the startup
OEPP Innovations provides ag-tech solutions for agricultural problems. Being directly related to technology, the biggest challenge faced by the startup was the adaptability of technology and change in the traditional agricultural process by the small farmers.
Partnerships by OEPP Innovations
The company is currently partnered with SatSure Analytics for Satellite Imagery in CropTrails and Soilsens for soil sensing in CropRigate.
Partnering with them made the startup learn new aspects of smart farming, which resulted in broader business growth. OEPP Innovations feels grateful for the partnership and expect it to be beneficial for the startup.
The first milestone for OEPP Innovations
According to the startup, their first milestone was being selected as one of the top 5 startups by the BIGShift Pitch, which brought a few of the most innovative startups in the city of Indore to the center stage.
The current growth
During the interview with TimesNext, Priyan told us that they have recently started the commercial phase of CropTrails, which is yet to reach the break-even. However, for CropRigate, they are in the pilot phase.
OEPP Innovations – The Vision
The startup aims to reach 500,000 acres of farmland worldwide by the end of 2020.