The Company

Pioneer of smart farming


itk, Intelligence Technology Knowledge, was created in 2003 in Montpellier, to develop Decision Support Tools (OAD) for agriculture. Its mission is to enable farmers to optimize the yield and quality of their crops, and reduce risks on their farm, while preserving the environment through better management of inputs (irrigation, fertilizer, phytosanitary products). itk has always been closely linked to research. Its founder, Eric Jallas, was CIRAD Research Director, and the company remains closely linked to the ecosystem of Montpellier’s agronomic research center, one of the world’s largest for crop production.


Our Skills


Agronomic modeling

It allows predicting crop yields and their input needs based on climate, soil and farming techniques used by farmers. In this area, itk stands out for its mastery of so-called ” mechanistic” models (derived from agronomic research). These models simulate all the physiological mechanisms of culture, unlike statistical models derived from Big Data developed by the majority of other companies in the sector.

Artificial intelligence

to interpret the results of the model and all the strategic data of the operation, and to deduce the best decisions.

Various computer skills

necessary for the development of the Web platforms that deliver the services: supercomputing, portability (consultation on PC, tablet or smartphone, connected or disconnected mode, ergonomics), for an optimal user experience.

Our leitmotiv is agility in adapting technological advances to serve the agricultural world.

Our talents

Only the value of the employees of itk conditions its performance and growth. itk attaches particular care in the recruitment and development of those who are involved.


96

Talents


40

PhDs

55

Engineers / Masters

5

Bachelor's degree

Key dates


2003

Creation of the company by Eric Jallas with the support of the Ministry of Research and CIRAD. itk begins its activity with its first cotton model.

2006

Bayer chooses itk to develop a partnership with a vine disease management tool (itkProtect or Bay + Movida solution).

2009

Labeling and launching of the DISP'EAU project carried by itk. The project aims to develop a decision support tool that will guide the waterways of the vineyard.

2010

Ysoria, a computer company whose expertise is the development of IT platforms for information management, integrates itk.

2011

Development of itkPréco (or called Précovision) with the partner Agrosud. The tool makes available to all farmers, expert advice that preserves crops while reducing the impact on the environment.

2013

DST development for the integrated management of annual crops (CropWin solution).

2015

itk plans to adapt one of its models to the production of almonds.

2016...

Creation of the itk subsidiary in the United States, whose objective is to commercialize the VINTEL solution on the American market.

...2016

Launch of the NV² project supported by itk. The project aims to develop two complementary decision support tools to control nitrogen inputs to the vineyard and cellar.

2017...

Integration of the company MEDRIA, solutions for breeding.

...2017

Launch of the MAS NUMERIQUE, an open device for teaching and professionals.

2018...

itk celebrates 15 years of existence!

...2018...

Launch of FarmLife, the breeding monitoring tool.

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