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Helios UV Stimulation

Using UV light to reduce pesticide use

December 2020
Gallery Helios UV Stimulation 1
Gallery Helios UV Stimulation 1
01.

Identification

Helios stimulates plants' natural defenses to reduce farmers' dependency on fungicides.

Pesticides use is one of the major challenges for agriculture, as the massive use of pesticides is a threat for human health and the environment. UV Boosting solution is changing the way farmers protect their crops against disease with a clean, high performance and affordable technology. The goal of the Helios solution is to make agriculture cleaner at scale with a financially attractive solution. UV Boosting solution is based on the stimulation of natural defenses of plants with Ultra Violet (UV) flashes. UV rays help plants to become more resistant to potential threats, especially powdery and downy mildew. The Helios Solution is designed to be easily adapted to farmers and winemakers equipment. It consists of UV lamps panels designed to be waste-free, chemical-free, with no residue and no impact on biodiversity. Our design-to-cost approach enables an affordable price with a quick return on investment for farmers wishing to reduce their consumption of pesticides. As of 2022 the Solution is also commercialized in the following countries: Italy, Spain, United States. Please notice: this information has been added post-publication (December 2020) and has not been validated through the labeling process nor can be verified at date.

Application

Label Date December 2020
From France
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For New clients, visibility, funding, partners, credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • Reduces the use of conventional fungicides by farmers and wine makers by 50% in average
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Payback ranges from immediate to several years
  • Savings vary between 200 and 800€ per hectare
04.

Activity Region

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Europe

France,

Africa

South Africa,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

UV Boosting

Clean and affortable alternative to pesticides, based on Plant Natural Defense stimulation.

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Headquarters 78860 Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche, France
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The information set out above, is solely for the purposes of information and the Solar Impulse Foundation does not provide any guarantee as to its authenticity, completeness or accuracy. This information does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to buy into, transact or to enter into any agreement with any of the parties or persons mentioned above. Potential investors or interested parties are solely responsible for their investment or business decisions and for performing any due diligence required by the circumstances.