In keeping with its theme of “Innovation for competitive agriculture”, SIMA (24-28 February 2019, Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, France) will be showcasing two spaces offering centre stage to 34 young companies and to innovation and new technology for the farming world. The first, located in hall 4, will be dedicated to Start-up Villages in partnership with La Ferme Digitale. The second, in hall 6, will be devoted to the Innovation Village.

Start-Up Villages, in Partnership with La Ferme Digitale

Designed in the spirit of a special exhibition feature, the Start-up Villages will be located in hall 4, at the heart of the precision farming sector. Offering a welcoming atmosphere, the Start-up Villages aim to act as a springboard to help young companies emerge among the big market names. This edition presents twice as many hosted companies as at the previous show, with the following 34 start-ups waiting to be discovered.

AgriCommunity is intended for professionals in the farming world. It enables geolocation and sharing of observations made on crop pests and diseases.

Agriconomie is a platform where farmers can find a wide range of agricultural products: fertilizers, seeds, filters, etc.

Agri-échange is an online non-cash platform for the exchange of agricultural machinery services between farmers.

AgriSolution is a company that provides simple solutions to farmers. It is the inventor of Irricam, a camera that monitors farm irrigation at a glance. Connected by 3G to the farmer’s equipment, the camera delivers sound and pictures to enable the farmer to check on the progress of irrigation. This simple and effective solution uses the farmer’s smartphone as an interface.

Airinov maps fields with unprecedented precision thanks to its drones. Like an X-ray or a scanner, the Airinov drone sees what the human eye cannot pick up, and enables farmers to monitor plants at key moments in their development.

Api-agro is the leading platform for the exchange of French and European data in the farming sector. It organizes and coordinates information flows between agricultural stakeholders to enable them to securely develop innovative digital services dedicated to helping farming producers and subsectors improve their performance.

Aptimiz boosts farm profitability and improves farmers’ day-to-day lives by giving precise information and control of their working hours.

Captain Farmer (Agritel) is the essential tool to help farmers sell at the right time through an intuitive and personalized approach.

Carbon Bee is the developer of a hyperspectral camera for farming drones, agricultural robots and cameras for tractors.

ClicParcelle is an application that enables farmers to manage their work, yields, harvests and quality, and even their partners and costs. compares the best agricultural offers available directly from farms. The site offers to sell farmers’ cereals, wheat, barley, maize, rapeseed, etc. on futures markets and buy their fertilizers at the best price.

Ekylibre is an open-source management application for connected, sustainable farming.

EnerBIOflex is an independent consultancy firm specializing in energy for the farming world. It supports farmers in their energy-related activities (optimisation of energy supply contracts).

Exotic System designs connected devices for vehicles, industry and agriculture: the goal is to help its customers to “grow connected”.

FarmLEAP is a service platform for farmers wanting to improve their performance by sharing their knowledge and simplifying the management of their land.

Farmviz works on ways to anticipate agricultural yields for farmers and cooperatives.

Go4ioT supports small and medium-sized businesses without special skills in connected devices, helping to deploy solutions to optimize their operations and maintenance. It also offers KHIKO, a professional tracker to protect devices against theft in the agricultural and construction sector.

HKTC Technologies designs, develops and markets machines capable of working wholly independently, with no human intervention during operation. Its expertise is based on guidance, automation, hydraulics, mechanical welding and data collection. It works both on its own behalf and as a developer for third party companies.

Javelot is the first connected thermometry solution for grain storage.

Ker’innov keeps vehicles under control. It helps to improve productivity and safety with by having all the information about machinery close to hand on a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Kintessia is an online platform which aggregates equipment available for agriculture, construction and transport.

Lituus creates innovative solutions based on connected devices to offer decision aid tools to cattle breeders. The first product is a new-generation connected collar for dairy and beef cattle.

LV Digital is a service company for the agricultural sector. It manages websites such as the online portals (second-hand agricultural equipment) and (buying and selling of construction equipment).

MiiMOSA is the first crowdfunding site for agriculture and food.

MyEasyFarm makes precision farming easy: import and creation of recommendation maps, exchange of data with farm machinery, automation of documentation of tasks and analysis of crop treatment sequence data.

Naïo Technologies specialises in agricultural robots and autonomous guidance.

Perfarmer offers a tool to help farmers optimize their crop rotation, technical sequences, input buying, cereals marketing or mechanization strategy.

Piloter sa farme (Bipilote) develops tomorrow’s economic steering tools based on the increasing digitization of services, the mathematical power of algorithms and good old “farming common sense”.

Precifield scans soil variability to tailor interventions locally and generate savings. The innovation concerns new interventions and crops: irrigation, plant health products, etc. in vineyards, open fields and horticulture.

SAMSYS designs innovative, easy-to-use interfaces and digital tools for the management of agricultural equipment for cooperatives, contractors and farmers.

Sencrop offers connected rain gauges and anemometers.

Tip Tap Pro enables farmers to receive information relevant to their job (alerts and podcasts) while listening to their favorite radio station as they work. is the first agricultural machinery rental site created by farmers for farmers.

Weather Measures focuses on precision meteorology and maximizing the value of multi-source meteorological data.

Workshops In The Start-Up Villages

Organized by La Ferme Digitale, an independent association aiming to promote innovation and digital technology for efficient, sustainable agriculture.

Program subject to change. Speakers to be confirmed.

Sunday February 24, 2019


Innovation as a creator of social cohesion: a new factor in economic and civic growth?
Changes in lifestyles and consumption patterns in recent decades have tended to break down existing social links, both horizontally (between consumers) and vertically (between producer, distributor and consumer). The new, sharing patterns of consumption and the desire for quality and transparency — trends resulting from a new globalized civic awareness — are leading to the recreation of these links. What are the economic and societal impacts? What answers does innovation offer in these ever-changing markets?
Start-up Villages, hall 4

Monday February 25, 2019


Digital inclusion, popularization of tools: a new challenge for tomorrow’s agriculture!
Is digital technology available to every farmer? Are telephony and the internet tools to increase competence? How can use of the internet as a tool for farmers’ social and economic integration be sustained in the long term? Connected sensors, Artificial Intelligence, decision-making tools: what about good old common sense in all of this? What if this technology could offer us ways to better understand the environment around us?
Start-up Villages, hall 4

Tuesday February 26, 2019


Agricultural data from space to earth via drones: exploring complementarities
Everything provides data: satellites, drones, capacitive probes, onboard sensors on agricultural machinery, etc. Do we have to choose, compare or even combine them? Is data management the next challenge for European agricultural policies?
Start-up Villages, hall 4

Wednesday February 27, 2019


The enhanced farmer: a disconnected or re-connected farmer?
‘We are moving from intensive agriculture in terms of input use to intensive agriculture in terms of knowledge use,’ H. Pillaud. To succeed, today’s farmers need to be agronomists, economists, communicators, managers, business leaders and so on. Do they also need to become Data Scientists? Data, a new challenge for the world in general, and for the agricultural sector in particular. A vast array of data is being created, both agricultural and non-agricultural. But do we know how to tame it, put it to use and create added value on the simple scale of our farms?
Start-up Villages, hall 4

Thursday February 28, 2019


Whether you’re a professional, a militant consumer, an exhibitor or just a curious visitor, why not join us for a friendly tweet-up over drinks on this final day of the show and find out about the agricultural innovations of today and tomorrow! An exclusive event for exchanging ideas with the influencers of the agricultural world that is innovative, connected... and positive.
Start-up Villages, hall 4


Innovation Tillage

This area aims to be both forward-looking and in touch with the current needs of farmers and manufacturers. To illustrate the current main trends in agriculture, this village will host and group together in a single space:

The SIMA Innovation Awards: thanks to innovative digital scenography, visitors and exhibitors will be able to discover or rediscover the winning products from a new perspective. The 2 Gold medals, 5 Silver medals and 20 Bronze medals in this 2019 vintage once again illustrate the underlying trends in the sector.

Profiles of innovative farmers (in partnership with Nuffield, AgrOnov and the French Chambers of Agriculture) highlighting initiatives and new practices developed by French and international professionals. Selected for their innovative nature but above all for their convincing results, these profiles are intended to inspire every visitor and exhibitor attending the show.

SIMA is above all about the men and women who contribute to its success. This year, SIMA will pay a daily tribute to them on its Instagram page @sima_worldwide using the hashtag #WEARESIMA. This is where to find profiles of the exhibitors, designers, manufacturers, distributors, dealers, farmers, breeders, partners and journalists who help to make SIMA an unmissable event in the farming calendar.

The Foresight Forum: what is the lifecycle and creative cycle of an innovation? From initial idea to product launch, through design, experimentation and testing, SIMA will invite visitors and exhibitors to get involved in creating an innovation, give their opinions, attend demonstrations and test out new practices. Partners contributing to this experiential forum include: