FaunaSmart core business is identification and quantification of insect-pest fauna present on plants.
Our goal is to improve pest management and introduce more bio-control solutions in agriculture to help farmers take care of their farms in a more natural way.
We do this by assessing knowledge on the exact species composition present in agro-ecosystems, based on DNA, using our Integrated Pest Management platform and products that easily integrate with custom smart farm technology (i.e. PCR drones, GIS). Based on this knowledge, FaunaSmart provides the most efficient solution for controlling insect-pest colonies in an agricultural system, prioritizing the most environmentally friendly and economically viable options.
Building smart farming systems with DNA based precision.
We are a team of dedicated professionals with a deep understanding of agricultural systems and its complexity. We use integrative approach, by combining knowledge and expertise across the agricultural sector with software and hardware technology to support our mission to deliver healthy plants for an adequate supply of healthy food in the world.
Science and Research
Our science and research expertise allows us to meet the challenges of the future when it comes to producing more and better quality food while lowering environmental risks.
Our team has deep knowledge of insect molecular taxonomy and our practical approach is precise (DNA based), fast and cost affordable for targeting pest species in high value crops. We provide farmers with the most accurate decision support system.
Software and Hardware
Our engineering team is capable of building secure, scalable, and regulatory compliant enterprise applications.
Our 'smart farm' model is to enable integration of all key farming systems that are important to the farmer. Our robust infrastructure provides immediate value to farmers and we guarantee farmers will have deeper insights into their farming operations than ever before.
Our team at FaunaSmart understands the environmental burden related to an excessive use of pesticides.
We are a determined and capable team that loves agriculture. We exist to significantly reduce pesticide treatments and in doing so, transforming legacy farming systems and outdated processes.
DRAGANA VUKASINOVIC, Ph.D
Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer, Product Leader & Visionary
As the Chief Scientist and Visionary, Dragana will maintain the long-term vision of FaunaSmart, and will be responsible for leading R&D, product innovations and ongoing IPM commercialization efforts.
Dragana is an experienced Agricultural Scientist (10+years) with a broad knowledge in Plant/Crop Production Systems, focusing on IPM and Biocontrol in IPM. Dragana did her Ph.D. in Agricultural Entomology (focus: eco-physiology), University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (Denmark). Prior to coming to Denmark, Dragana was working at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture (Serbia) as a Research Scientist and Assistant Lecturer and at the same time working on her Ph.D. thesis in Agricultural Entomology: Molecular Taxonomy & Systematics focusing on similar species complexes with different susceptibility to insecticides, in high value crops. Dragana conducted the whole Ph.D. research in direct collaboration with farmers, working from a perspective of a Customer Oriented Scientist.
FaunaSmart is based on Dragana's research results and unique know-how of agro-systems that came out from a strong farmers' need for precise, fast and cost affordable pest management.
Co-Founder, Technology and Sales Leader
Robert is responsible for building the technical product teams, managing the software/hardware development lifecycle and driving the initial go-to-market and revenue growth strategies for FaunaSmart.
Robert is an experienced software entrepreneur with deep expertise bringing early stage products to market. As a certified Professional Engineer, Robert is competent with data-science fundamentals, machine learning, remote team collaboration, process design and solving difficult technical and business challenges with resource constraints.Robert has over 15 years of technical leadership and sales experience, and has worked for Fortune 500 companies, startups (founded 4) and is considered a seasoned leader, technologist and business strategist by his peers. Robert built his first software application when he was 13, and has contributed to several open source data initiatives. Robert continues to create tremendous value by developing, promoting and selling innovative products and services.