Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice, Vincent Van Quickenborne, visited Urban Crop Solutions in a series of visits to high potential Belgian companies operating in a global environment. The leadership of Urban Crop Solutions discussed with the Deputy Prime Minister the track record of Urban Crop Solutions.
The sustainability of vertical farming solutions was an important topic that was discussed. The water consumption of less than 5% compared to traditional farming, hyperlocal growing saving tons of CO2 emissions, and the complementary character of indoor farms with alternative energy sources such as anaerobic digestion are topics that are very relevant and actual.
The plant research activities of the company were given special attention by the Vice Prime Minister. The combination between in-house fundamental research and joint-research collaborations with large corporates and universities in the Urban Crop Solutions Research Centre in Belgium is seen as a guarantee for future success.
"Finally, the Deputy Prime Minister was impressed by our international client portfolio, which includes the largest retail chain in the world, as well as reputable international seed manufacturers, biotech companies, and local food distributors, proving that our technology is ripe for scaling up," the Urban Crop Solutions team stated.
Deputy Prime Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne: “I am enormously surprised by the presence of such a technological company in the picturesque Beveren-Leie (Waregem).”
The visit ended with a commitment from the Deputy Prime Minister that he and his team will further support Urban Crop Solutions through local and international introductions to ambitious companies and government agencies.