Seed Development

  • Partnered with AvaniJal to augment their current customer, in Karnataka, deployments with Ceres in Q2 2018.
  • Engaged in conversations with TNAU to partner with farmer cooperatives in Erode to expand the Karnataka pilot to 100 acres of 'incubator' farms located outside city limits in farm belts.

Platform Development

  • Ceres Operating System - Although the company was incorporated in June 2017, several activities were initiated as early as 2015. The principals of ExoCortex has already contributed over 30+ man years of software to open-source. This does not include 40+ man years of proprietary software that is not in the public domain.
  • OEM Partnerships – We have formed an alliance with Avanijal a Bangalore based NASSCOM incubated startup that develops low-cost automated irrigation systems that will be integrated into our cloud-based precision farming infrastructure.

Community Development

  • Academic Partnerships – Our collaborative research grant pipeline, currently under review, includes 3.5crores of funding with our alliances with IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Madras, University of Technology Sydney, Tamilnadu Agriculture University, Kerala Agriculture University.
  • Governmental Partnerships – Our engagement with IIT-Kanpur's UBA program under the Ministry of HRD, enables us to engage directly with Kanpur's local governing & NGO bodies, open up the UBA model villages for pilot deployments.
  • Industry Partnerships – Actively engaged as one of the four founders of the 'Neofarming Consortium on Water Conservation'. The nascent consortium is already in early talks with leadership in Mahindra & Mahindra and Jain irrigation to formalize the relationship into an industrial consortium.


  • Incorporation of ExoCortex Systems Pvt. Ltd