January 2014

Embryonic start: development and testing of first concepts.

Summer 2014

Business Angel supports the idea and invests. Construction and test of the large proof-of-concept.

November 2014

Urban Crops is officially founded in Beveren-Leie (Belgium). Start of biological research in our LED test lab.

March 2015

Start development and production of our Urban Crops LED grow lights.

April 2015

Initial biological results show a breakthrough in yields of our crops. Analyses by external labs show an increase of minerals and vitamins in the crops grown in our systems.

May 2015

Engineering of our PlantFactory.

June 2015

Engineering of our Urban Crops FarmPro.

July 2015

International patent application. Further development of the Urban Crops FarmPro and PlantFactory.

August 2015

Final development of the Urban Crops FarmPro and start of construction. Urban Crops PlantFactory reaches the final stages of development.

September 2015

Construction of the PlantFactory starts.

October 2015

Urban Crops is overwhelmed by market interest at IPM Dubai. Sales in BeNeLux kicked off.

November – December 2015

Partnership with BelgoCatering. Research collaboration with a Belgian University.

February 2016

Opening largest automated plant factory in Europe at Urban Crops in Beveren-Leie (Belgium) by Geert Bourgeois, the Minister-President of Flanders.

March 2016

Belgium’s biggest commercial media company (Medialaan) uses the FarmFlex container for their restaurant. (To visit the container please contact us at info@urbancropsolutions.com)

May 2016

Urban Crops wins the Gault&Millau culinary innovator award.

June 2016

Cooperation with sales agent in Spain. Urban Crops has a booth at GreenTech in Amsterdam.

July 2016

Cooperation with sales agent in Vietnam. Speaker at the 6th National Conference on Agrochemicals in New Delhi (India)

August 2016

Cooperation with sales agent in France.

October 2016

Opening regional headquarters in Miami (US)

January 2017

Cooperation with sales agents in Russia and Belarus and for the global emergency and relief markets.