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 Crop Solutions 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 Crop Solutions 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 Crop Solutions FarmPro.

July 2015

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

August 2015

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

September 2015

Construction of the PlantFactory starts.

October 2015

Urban Crop Solutions 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 Crop Solutions 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.

May 2016

Urban Crop Solutions wins the Gault&Millau Culinary Innovators Award.

June 2016

Cooperation with sales agent in Spain. Urban Crop Solutions 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.

February 2017

Local representation in Japan by Nicolas Tsurukawa, our Japan Country Manager

May 2017

Cooperation with sales agent in Egypt and Lebanon

September 2017

Huis Van Wonterghem grows their own herbs in our FarmFlex container.

October 2017

Cooperation with sales agents in China and Urban Crop Solutions wins FoodNexus Start-up Challenge in Belgium.