Hedging against global supply chain shortages

COVID-19 has had an enduring, adverse impact on global supply chains. What started as a hand sanitizer and toilet paper shortage has evolved into a multifaceted supply chain breakdown affecting numerous manufacturing pipelines. At the heart of these disruptions is something small and unsuspected by those…

Vertical Field:

First farm installed in Russia

“It is unique that our technology can grow produce in the middle of the desert and also in the middle of Russian winters,” says Noa Winston, Marketing director at Vertical Field. "We are very excited to launch this project, enabling Russian consumers to access the freshest produce possible, all year long. Everyone deserves the…


&ever enters partnership with Modula S.p.A.

Partnership to create a fully automated farming system for fruit crops, such as strawberries

“As we are already present in Singapore and are in talks with local retailers and hotels, it was a logical step to start there,” says Mark Korzilius, CSO at &ever. We see a huge potential in Asia but also in the middle east, Europe, and the US.” Recently, &ever, a German vertical farming company, and…


A flexible vertical farming solution that is affordable and easy to scale

“The beta products were tested by several growers to gather feedback for more improvement, that really addresses the industry’s pain-points,” says Ben Lee, founder and CEO of InvertiGro. During COVID we’ve seen lots of opportunities come up both here in Australia and globally.  The Asia Pacific is especially…

Vertical Farming Systems

Vertical Farm Systems:

Bringing commercial vertical farming systems to Australia and beyond

“Throughout our twelve years, we found that economic viability is the overarching challenge of vertical farming globally. We had to make vertical farming commercially viable without government subsidies,” says John Leslie, CEO of Australian AgTech company Vertical Farm Systems. Vertical Farm Systems is a…

Design firms eye efficiency, speed to market and turnkey design solutions

Recently, consolidation within the cannabis industry has been seen through several mergers and acquisitions. Many of these transactions have included product and technology firms, but there is one acquisition, in particular, that is going to have quite a significant impact not only on the cannabis…

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric:

Bringing energy management and automation opportunities to indoor farming

“We can’t be the most sustainable company in the world if we don’t work on the world’s biggest sustainability challenges,” says Travis Graham, international account manager at Schneider Electric. Schneider provides a vast array of digital technologies to multiple sectors, including horticulture. However,…


Harvesting robot switches to crop monitoring in after-hours, using spare battery

“We always had the vision to alleviate the labor stress,” says Christopher Weis Thomasen, co-founder and CEO of Seasony. Starting in 2018 with a 40m2 farm based in Copenhagen, multiple things were tested as the team wasn’t much home in plant science. Eventually, the heavy labor in the farm was…


N.Thing on its Smart Acres collaboration:

Developing partnerships throughout the Middle East

“The time is now to go into agritech,” states Vishakh G. Nath, a farm operation manager at Smart Acres, a UAE-based vertical farming company. He explains that the industry is moving to a stage where technological innovation revolution mainly happens within agriculture. Smart Acres decided to join forces,…

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