Confluence Research and Development, LLC

Confluence R&D, LLC provides agricultural research companies with full-stack engineering services. The ideal client is a small company with an existing research pipeline to improve. We prefer providing tangible solutions, but also take on short term consulting. Examples of successes include our growing line of plant phenotyping systems. These were developed in-house and able to compete with the big names in the areas that matter. We retain Midwest values and will not sell anything other than what we believe is needed, and offer customization services to create the perfect fit.

While our focus is on agriculture, we do take on clients from other domains, especially from startups, needing mechanical-electronic-software prototypes. Contact us for details.

Actively seeking select early adopters of new plant phenotyping hardware

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Kent A. Vander Velden, PhD
Founder, Inventor, Consultant
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Confluence R&D, LLC
6165 NW 86th St
Johnston, IA 50131


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