FaunaSmart core business is demand-driven science.
Our goal is to accelerate the commercialization of science-based applications for agriculture and food systems.
- We have a team of cross disciplinary scientists working on novel applications based on market needs.
- We prioritize concept incubation and pre-commercialization due diligence, opportunity analysis and scientific validation.
- We work to incubate ideas towards market readiness and prepare for industry application.
Building smart food and agriculture systems using science-based applications.
We are a team of dedicated professionals with a deep understanding of agricultural and food systems. We use an integrated 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.
Software and Hardware
Our engineering team is capable of building secure, scalable, and regulatory compliant enterprise applications that enable organizations to optimize market opportunities.
DRAGANA VUKASINOVIC, Ph.D
Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer
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 industry 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 Market Development
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.