2021 Vertical Farming World Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2021 Vertical Farming World Awards have been published. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 21 September in a virtual awards ceremony during the 2021 Vertical Farming World Congress.

These inaugural awards are organized by the food and drink experts Zenith Global, with headline sponsorship from Cultivatd and category sponsorship from Light Science Technologies.

Celebrating excellence and innovation across the global vertical farming industry, entries were invited in 16 categories spanning crops, technology, sustainability and commercial initiatives.

The finalists and winners have been selected by an eminent panel of independent judges representing all corners of the global industry.

The Finalists

Best Crop Innovation

80 Acres Farms - 80 Acres Farms
AeroFarms - AeroFarms
Bowery Farming - Crispy Leaf

Best Crop Enhancement
Moleaer Inc - Nanobubbles
Plenty - Plenty pesticide-free leafy greens

Best Yield Improvement
LettUs Grow - LettUs Grow's Aeroponic Technology
Moleaer Inc - Nanobubbles
Plant Factory Technologies  - Plant Factory Technologies

Best Lighting Development
Fluence by OSRAM - RAZR Modular System

Best AI/Automation Development sponsored by Light Science Technologies  
Bowery Farming - Crop Imaging Software
GROWx - Plant Manager
iFarm - The iFarm Autonomous Data Acquisition Drone

Best Climate Control Innovation
CubicFarm Systems Corp. - CubicFarm Systems Corp.
Eden Green Technology - Eden Green Technology
Urban-gro Inc - Dual Draft by Integrated Hydro Systems

Best Farm Design Innovation
IGS Ltd - IGS Ltd
Spread - Techno Farm
Shenandoah Growers, Inc. – Biofarms

Best Energy Efficiency
80 Acres Farms - 80 Acres Farms
Eden Green Technology - Eden Green Technology
LettUs Grow/Octopus Energy - Vertical Power energy tariff

Best Sustainability Initiative
Eden Green Technology - Eden Green Technology
HydroGreen Nutrition Technology- CubicFarm Systems Corp.
Light Science Technologies - nurturGROW

Best Water Saving Initiative
80 Acres Farms - 80 Acres Farms

Best Community Initiative
AeroFarms - AeroFarms
Eden Green Technology - Eden Green Technology
Vertical Harvest Farms - Grow Well Model

Best Profitability Improvement
Eden Green Technology - Eden Green Technology
Urban Green Design Ltd - Integrated Cannabis Cultivation Development

Best Brand Marketing
Bowery Farming - Mustard Frills
Eden Green Technology - Eden Green Technology
Plenty - Plenty rebrand

Best Retail Innovation
80 Acres Farms - 80 Acres Farms
Bowery Farming - Farmer's Selection
Vertical Field - Vertical Field

Best At Home Innovation
Green World Revolution Ltd.  - Micro Urban Farm domestic microgreen growing kit
La Grangette - An extraordinary home farming experience
Urban Cultivator - Urban Cultivator Residential

Best New Business
Unfold - Unfold
Optima Planta - Optima Planta
Planet Farms Italia Società Agricola Srl - A Sophisticated Industrial Approach to Vertical Farming - Planet Farms 

For more information:
Zenith Global
+44 (0)1225 327900



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