The grand opening of the city-farming laboratory of the School of Gastronomy took place at Siberian Federal University on 12 October 2022. The presentation of the laboratory was held within the framework of the first Russian Gastronomic Forum (Gastro Forum 2022).

The farm laboratory is an interdisciplinary platform for collective use which helps synchronize the fundamental research of scientists and applied R&D practices in the field of city farming. This work will result in new breakthrough technologies that will be commercialized in the future. The invited guests of the event are famous restaurateurs and chefs of Twins Garden, Ivan and Sergey Berezutskiys.

The city-pharming laboratory is expected to provide training of highly qualified researchers in food engineering development of new methods and technologies for growing safe eco-products at small facilities with subsequent scaling up.

An automated multi-tiered storage rack system for growing plants (university vertical farm) was acquired at the expense of a grant from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation for the implementation of measures aimed at updating the instrument base of leading organizations.

The purpose of the laboratory is to provide the necessary conditions for the development of research in the field of progressive plant cultivation by hydroponics and the training of highly qualified scientific personnel in the field of food engineering and the agricultural sector of the economy.

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