The Company

Pioneer of smart farming


itk, Intelligence Technology Knowledge, was created in 2003 in Montpellier, to develop Decision Support Tools (DST) for agriculture. Our mission is to help farmers optimize the yield and quality of their crops and reduce risks on their farms while protecting the environment through better management of inputs (irrigation, fertilizers, plant protection products). We have always had a strong focus on research. Our founder, Eric Jallas, was Director of Research at CIRAD, and the company remains closely linked to the ecosystem of the Montpellier agricultural research center, one of the world’s largest for crop production.


Our areas of expertise


Agronomic modeling

To predict crop yields and input requirements based on climate, soil and farming techniques used by farmers. In this area, itk stands out for its expertise in “mechanistic” or process-based models, derived from agricultural research. These models simulate all the physiological mechanisms of crop growth, unlike statistical models derived from Big Data developed by most other companies in the sector.

Artificial intelligence

To interpret the results of the model and all the strategic data of the farm, and to determine the best decisions.

IT skills

Necessary for the development of the Web platforms that deliver the services: supercomputing, portability (available on PC, tablet or smartphone, online or offline, user interface), for optimal user experience.

Our leitmotiv is agility in adapting technological advances to serve farmers and farming.

Our talents

Our performance and growth are based on the value of our employees. We are extremely careful when it comes to recruiting and developing our staff.


96

Talents


40

PhDs

55

Engineers / Master Degrees

5

Technicians

Key dates


2003

The company was formed by Eric Jallas with the support of the Ministry of Research and CIRAD. The company’s first model focused on cotton crops.

2006

Bayer partnered with itk to develop a vineyard disease control tool (itkProtect solution, also called Bay+ Movida).

2009

The DISP'EAU project led by itk was rolled out and accredited. The project aims to develop a decision support tool to control irrigation management in vineyards.

2010

Ysoria, an IT company specialized in developing IT platforms for data management, joined itk.

2011

itkPréco (also called Précovision) was developed with our partner Agrosud. The tool provides all farmers with expert advice to help to protect crops while reducing the environmental impact.

2013

Design of a DST for integrated annual crop management (CropWin solution).

2015

itk plans to adapt one of its models to almond production.

2016...

The itk subsidiary in the United States was formed to market the VINTEL solution on the US market.

...2016

Launch of the NV² project led by itk. The project aims to develop two complementary decision support tools to control nitrogen inputs from the vineyard to the winery.

2017...

itk acquired Medria, a company specialized in solutions for livestock farming.

...2017

Launch of the Mas Numérique, an open system for teaching and professionals.

2018...

itk celebrated its 15th anniversary!

...2018...

Launch of FarmLife, the monitoring tool for livestock farms.

Our partners

Private & Key Players

Scientific & Technological

Institutional & Network