Singapore's vertical farming industry and international research institutes have taken a significant step forward with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between several leading companies in the field.

The MOU was signed between Growy, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the Faculty of Science under the National University of Singapore, Republic Polytechnic (RP), Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, and Nanyang Technological University Singapore on Monday.

The official signing of the MOU

The MOU aims to promote international collaboration to further develop vertical farming in Singapore. The parties will work together to share knowledge and expertise in the areas of research and development, technology, and operations.

Additionally witnessed by the National Research Foundation (Singapore), the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Singapore, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), the MOU bridges the research ecosystems from the Netherlands and Singapore, with the intention to take up the challenge of 30by30 and beyond as important partners for Singapore in this development.

All signees have a common goal of advancing the state of vertical farming technology, increasing production efficiency, and reducing the environmental impact of agriculture.

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