About us and our mission

Our Motivation

Climate change, population growth and resource scarcity are the real and one of the biggest problems that mankind faces.

Along with global warming, food production is becoming an issue to revisit. We must produce the same amount of food for the next 30 years as we had produced for the last 10.000 years.
We believe that the tarla.io can contribute the resolution. tarla.io focuses the utilization of resources around an optimum level with respect to harvest quality and amount. Moreover tarla.io helps farmers in crop selection, decision making, finance and insurance tasks as well as market reach problems.

Our Mission

Digital farming tools for the welfare of farmers

The resources in our project context refer to various agricultural parameters such as water, fertilizers, chemicals, structure of soil, abundance of yield, etc. As we keep the optimization problem in the hearth of our approach, the main long-term goal is to construct an intelligent recommendation based system, which facilitates climate-aware and adaptive production methodologies. Our intention is to redefine the farms not only as a field for agricultural harvesting but also as a smart interaction plane for data aggregation in various IT & business domains. tarla.io approach constructs the smart interaction plane for multiple stakeholders that will benefit the power of network and always-on distributed farming.

Our Values

Devise sustainable agriculture for the people and the world

tarla.io was born in the land of Fertile Crescent where agriculture was invented 10.000 years ago. Generating valuable outputs by data science will be the next big thing in food production and climate adaptation. We are aware that continuous innovation in the agriculture sector can sustain the food production that every living thing on earth is dependent upon.

Our Team

Here are the people who are busy with finding solutions to the problems of agriculture.

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MS, MBA, Kerem Erikçi

Business Development & Founder
Bilkent University / Carnegie Mellon University

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Melih Çolpan

Software Developer & Partner
Süleyman Demirel University

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Dr. Erdem Erikçi

Research and Development Leader & Founder
Bilkent University / Max Planck Institute

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Mehmet Nuri Yumuşak

Intern Software Developer
Bilkent University

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MA, Kaan Tatar

İş Geliştirme
Bilkent Üniversitesi / Centennial College

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Funda Memişoğlu

Agronomist
Ankara University

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MS, MA, Alper Erdoğan

Consultant, Data Science and Machine Learning
Bilkent University / METU

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Mehmet Gürdal

Software Development
Süleyman Demirel University

Our Awards

We got prestigious awards for our efforts and innovation capacity.

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Turkish German Innovation Summitt 2017

Most Innovative Startups Finalist

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Get in the Ring 2017

National Champion

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United Nations Data for Climate Action 2017

Finalist

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Web Summit Lisbon 2016

2016 Machine Demo Finalist

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Growtech Agriculture Expo 2016

Most Innovative Agriculture ICT Product

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Tech Ankara Project Expo 2016

Best Startup, Finalist

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Startup Turkey 2016

Finalist

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Ankara Startup 2016

Best Startup

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Eurocloud 2015

Best Cloud Service in Europe

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Finansbank Inovation Competition 2016

Finalist in Best Business Idea

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Turkish Economy Bank Inovation Competition 2015

Jury's Special Award

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ICT 2015, Fractal

Finalist in Urban Farming Challenge

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United Nations - Tübitak Cleantech 2015

Best Innovation in Water Efficiency

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IBM SmartCamp Istanbul 2015

Second Best Innovation

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Turkish Exporters Association Inovation Competition 2014

Best Environmental Solution

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