Idai Nature has been charged with an ambitious project forming part of the H2020 program, as it is considered one of the most innovative and promising companies in the European Union.
Some 16,500 proposals from all over Europe were submitted, and only 6% of them were ultimately successful.
Idai Nature will receive support from the European Commission to take on an ambitious and innovative project forming part of the Horizon 2020 initiative, aimed at innovative companies that exhibit great ambition to develop, grow and internationalise.
The firm stands amongst the elite of innovative European companies, as the European Union’s official support constitutes a major recognition and a very important source of support, which will help it to continue growing and strengthen its position itself as a company on the cutting edge in R&D.
As stressed by Idai Nature CEO Carlos Ledó, the company wishes to continue to furnish farmers with maximum value, and “the commitment made by the European Commission to our work will contribute substantially to the reduction of agricultural chemicals harmful to the environment, and, therefore, to enhanced quality of life.”
Last year Idai Nature was chosen as the Best Spanish SME by the Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Since its founding it has received a range of notable national and international recognitions for its R&D work. Proof of this is the EIBT (Innovative Tech-based Company) distinction granted in 2014 by ANCES (National Association of CEEIs, or Business and Innovation Centres), and the PYME INNOVADORA (INNOVATIVE SME) certification, awarded in 2016 by the Ministry of Economy to acknowledge its research work and continuous commitment to R&D.
The company’s name “IDAI” conveys the company’s philosophy: in Spanish IDAI refers to Investigación, Desarrollo y Innovación (Research, Development and Innovation) in the world of Agriculture, while the term “NATURE” goes to the company’s very raison d’être: care for the environment and respect for crops and the flora and fauna that surround us. And, above all, respect for final consumers. To this end the company researches, develops and markets products that, together with comprehensive crop advisory protocols, make possible agricultural production that is free of chemical residues.