Unfold has announced the launch of its Innovation Partner Program. The program provides vertical farms with access to Unfold’s plant biology expertise, digital tools, and germplasm. Through industry collaborations, Unfold aims to address the challenges vertical farm operators face today.
“Through the Innovation Partner Program, we are looking to partner with companies who see the value and opportunities that can come from R&D collaborations,'' said John Purcell, CEO and President of Unfold. “As we continue to scale our business, we believe these deeper relationships will drive product innovation and solutions that will have tremendous value for our customers and the industry as a whole.”
Trialing is already underway with multiple partners across three continents, and initial data is showing promising results, including the identification of multiple new varieties. As trialing continues, Unfold expects data sharing to accelerate time to market for new innovations at indoor farms.
“Seed genetics, plant science, data, and digital solutions play a large role in bringing vertical farming mainstream,'' said David Nothmann, Chief Operating Officer of Unfold. “That is why we are proud to work alongside the world’s vertical farms to grow produce indoors more efficiently and most cost-effectively through our offering of premium seeds and agronomic insights.”