2 Dutch start-ups win challenge Mexico

Thursday, 31 March 2022

Amsterdam, 31 March 2022 – GreenTech Americas organized in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy, the Netherlands Business Support Office and KLM, a start-up challenge. 2 Winners, Blue Radix and PATS Indoor Drone Solutions, were selected from an impressive group of entries. The goal of the challenge is to give start-ups and scale-ups the opportunity to present their innovative and sustainable solutions to the Latin American Horticulture market during GreenTech Americas. The show will be held from April 27 to 29, 2022, at the Congress Center, Querétaro Mexico.

Start-up challenge

GreenTech is all about innovation and knowledge exchange. To give an extra impulse to the sector and help the growers and breeders with innovative solutions, the Start-up Challenge GreenTech Americas 2022 was launched. This challenge gives young and innovative companies from the Netherlands a direct entrance to the Latin American horticulture market.
The 2 winners:

  • PATS Indoor Drone Solutions is developing the next generation of insect control solutions for horticulture. The mission is to help growers control pest problems in a more sustainable and controlled manner. PATS Indoor Drone Solutions does this with the use of bat-like micro drones and smart vision solutions. This way growers will be able to control pests in its early stage, resulting in reduced crop damages, reduced use of insecticides and saving on labour.
  • Blue Radix takes the customer to the next level and offers solutions that are beyond human capacity. Algorithms really understand the strategy of the grower and perform actions fully autonomously. Only then will the grower be able to increase the span of control and make the company less dependent on the availability of human expertise.


The 2 winners have won a flight ticket to Mexico and a booth at the show. They are also able to pitch their innovation or business idea at a timeslot on the GreenTech Stage during one of the three days of the show.