Embryonic start: development and testing of first concepts.
Business Angel supports the idea and invests. Construction and test of the large proof-of-concept.
Urban Crop Solutions is officially founded in Beveren-Leie (Belgium). Start of biological research in our LED test lab.
Start development and production of our Urban Crop Solutions LED grow lights.
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.
Engineering of our PlantFactory.
Engineering of our Urban Crop Solutions FarmPro.
International patent application. Further development of the Urban Crop Solutions FarmPro and PlantFactory.
Final development of the Urban Crop Solutions FarmPro and start of construction. Urban Crop Solutions PlantFactory reaches the final stages of development.
Construction of the PlantFactory starts.
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.
Opening largest automated plant factory in Europe at Urban Crop Solutions in Beveren-Leie (Belgium) by Geert Bourgeois, the Minister-President of Flanders.
Belgium’s biggest commercial media company (Medialaan) uses the FarmFlex container for their restaurant.
Urban Crop Solutions wins the Gault&Millau Culinary Innovators Award.
Cooperation with sales agent in Spain. Urban Crop Solutions has a booth at GreenTech in Amsterdam.
Cooperation with sales agent in Vietnam. Speaker at the 6th National Conference on Agrochemicals in New Delhi (India)
Cooperation with sales agent in France.
Opening regional headquarters in Miami (US)
Cooperation with sales agents in Russia and Belarus and for the global emergency and relief markets.
Local representation in Japan by Nicolas Tsurukawa, our Japan Country Manager
Cooperation with sales agent in Egypt and Lebanon
Belgian high-end event organizer and caterer, Huis Van Wonterghem, started to grow their own herbs in our FarmFlex container.
Victory! Urban Crop Solutions wins FoodNexus Start-up Challenge in Belgium and starts cooperation with Chinese Sales Representatives.