Measurement with a mobile phone helps to increase growth in the forest

With the help of a camera in the phone and drones, the forest can be measured accurately and quickly. Anton Holmström sees great benefit with Katam’s digital tools for Swedish forestry, but notices greater interest abroad. – The big problem is not the technological development but the mindset change that is needed in forest owners and industry. Read the whole article here. (In Swedish)

Katam Technologies raise nearly €1 million

Using AI and computer vision, Skåne-based Katam Technologies has developed a drone measurement and cloud-based evaluation service that aims to collect and provide high precision forestry data using a mobile phone or drone. “For us, a new chapter begins, now we can plan long-term. Most of the money will go to building a sales department. We have shown that our business also works in countries far away, so we dare to invest internationally directly.” Read Read More

Almi Invest invests in Katam’s digital forest management

The following article is originally in Swedish, published on Almi Invest Greentech invests 5 million SEK in Katam Technologies, which develops digital services for better forest management using AI and computer vision. Private investors also participate in the issue of a total of 10 million SEK. The money will be used for commercialization and global expansion. Katam, which was founded in 2016 in Lund, is a spinoff from the telecom industry and offers a Read More

Great profits with better thinning data

Anton Holmström från Katam blev intervjuad av ATL, ämnet var optimering av gallring med hjälp av bildanalys.

Med bilder från drönaren kan Anton Holmström få fram exakta data om beståndet både före och efter gallring. Data som sen kan användas för att optimera gallringen och göra en uppföljning av resultatet

Katam initiates Vinnova project for inventory of damaged forests with autonomous drones

The project “Inventory of damaged forests with autonomous drones” is included in the new Vinnova investment in solutions for a sustainable and safer society with the help of drones. Katam has, as one of 15 Swedish companies, been approved financing, and will realize the project during the year of 2021. Due to current rate of climate change, damaged forests will become a more common and elevated problem that the society needs to relate to. The Read More

AI for forestry is widely launched

Katam Technologies today launches its new product, a web portal with AI-based services for interpreting images and films of forest stands. This will optimize management and increase yields in forestry, as well as create climate benefits as more forests provide more bound carbon dioxide. The company is raising SEK 10 million in a new round where 70 percent is ready, according to the company’s CEO and founder Krister Tham.

Katam and pcSKOG bring the forestry plan to life with a new service

The digitalization of forestry provides new and unimaginable opportunities to collect and process data. Now Katam Technologies and pcSKOG have launched a smart service that will help optimize management and yield from the forest. The new service enables forest owners and other actors to, in the field, measure and create precise decision data that are uploaded directly to the forestry plan. The demand for smart solutions in forestry is increasing and now we, together with Read More

Digital forest measurement

Anton Holmström from Katam visited Skogspodden to demonstrate digital forest measurement with drones. Perfect to do as an evaluation after thinning so that you can make an even better planning and execution of the thinning next time, was Skogspodden’s statement. Read the full post here, in the latest issue of ATL. (in Swedish) Digital skogsmätning

Autonomous drones can measure the forest

“Drones are widely used in forestry and at the Swedish Forest Agency to get an overview of the forest. Now there are also autonomous drones that can measure the forest.”  Read more about Katam in the magazine Skogseko. (Swedish)