Farming in the classroom

Graintech from Würselen in North Rhine-Westphalia win German Entrepreneur Award 2016 in the Student category

Business idea

A fertiliser inspired by a lollipop. This flash of inspiration came to the Graintech team from Würselen near Aachen. Their product, Powergrain, is a four-layered granular fertiliser that contains all the minerals and nutrients plants need in every phase of growth. Just like licking on a lolly, the grain dissolves slowly and releases nutrients into the ground and plants at the right time. While conventional fertilisers are spread at least four times a year, with Powergrain once is enough. This product will help farmers reduce costs by up to more than half. And the environment will also benefit from this soil-friendly fertiliser.