adaptability, and efficiency
From Seed to Product
We are a turnkey indoor vertical farming solutions provider
At Urban Crop Solutions, we have been combining factory engineering and indoor plant biology to offer end-to-end solutions for indoor vertical farming since 2014. It all starts with your crop, and the needs of your market. Based on years of research and real-life trials in our own research centre, we help you select the right plant varieties with the right growth recipe for the requirements of your end-user.
We design, manufacture, and install automated plant factories that can scale to the needs of your business. We help you in your journey to yield and support your harvests. With us, you’ll be able to grow any crop under LED light anywhere on the planet, year-round. Let us join you in your journey to profit.
Applications and Industries
Plant-based medicine & nutraceuticals
Some of Our Projects
Tiamat is a biotech company that is manufacturing animal-free protein by combining biotechnology, vertical farming, and computational design. By using our patented PharmSpeeTM platform, they are growing the next generation of biomolecules to serve multiple emerging industries.
After the success of their pilot project with a FarmPro as part of their sustainability commitment, IKEA has scaled up to and started operating their first ModuleX plant factory at their store in Malmö, Sweden. All of the greens grown within the ModuleX are being supplied to and served at the store restaurant.
Bread on Mars
A consortium led by Puratos, a global bakery supply company, in collaboration with Urban Crop Solutions is researching how to bake bread on Mars. Aside from carrying our research at their own research centre, Urban Crop Solutions has installed three custom FarmLabs at Puratos’ headquarters near Brussels, Belgium.
Our Contribution to Sustainability
Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are a collection of 17 global goals, that were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Indoor vertical farming contributes substantially to eight of these 17 goals.
Winner of SDG Award
We are the proud recipients of the SDG Award from the EU Tech Chamber. We were endorsed for our holistic approach to bringing food production closer to the point of consumption through indoor vertical farming, and our research into innovative waste reduction and recycling methods to make agriculture more circular.
In the News
Urban Crop Solutions and Siemens Financial Services have launched a programme whereby, under certain conditions, customers of UCS can benefit from a financing option offered by Siemens Financial Services.
Maarten Vandecruys, Founder & CTO, of Urban Crop Solutions, speaks to Andy Debo, of Focus & WTV, about our latest deal in Saudi Arabia, and local research for vineyards that we are carrying out at our research centre in Belgium.
Urban Crop Solutions have sold their first ModuleX plant factory project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a country with a particular climatic and strategic interest in indoor vertical farming, in an exciting new move into the Middle East.