Martian lava provides fertile soil for futuristic space farm20210604135440

Martian lava provides fertile soil for futuristic space farm

4 June 2021

Serge Ameye of Urban Crop Solutions will be presenting the Variable Climate Biosphere, a macro life support system that aims to create the best-suited environment for humans and plants to thrive during extended periods of isolation, either on another planet.

Leading European Vertical Farming Company Retains Strategic Advisor to Explore Strategic Options20210526095100

Leading European Vertical Farming Company Retains Strategic Advisor to Explore Strategic Options

26 May 2021

Award winning Belgian vertical farming and contract research company, Urban Crop Solutions has retained Contain, Inc., to explore strategic options to elevate its status as a leading European technology player in the fast emerging global indoor farming space.

When will vertical farming become profitable?20210514192421

When will vertical farming become profitable?

14 May 2021

“By now, after all the investments, the biology works, the technology works, but the financials need to work as well for vertical farming to become truly sustainable,” said Tom Debusschere, CEO. He introduced the topic of profitability during a session at the CEA 4.0 event. According to Tom, there are four drivers for a successful vertical farm.

IKEA launches vertical farming pilot at Malmö store20210511192916

IKEA launches vertical farming pilot at Malmö store

11 May 2021

In collaboration with Urban Crop Solutions, IKEA is growing a variety of greens inside the container farm. The container farm is a product of UCS, enabling to grow a wide variety of greens in a CEA space. The pilot takes place at IKEA’s Malmö store in Sweden.

Belgian company puts ‘vertical farming’ on the map20200528184113

Belgian company puts ‘vertical farming’ on the map

28 May 2020

 “City farming is an asset in the fight against hunger” (Dutch)

Urban Crop Solutions offers a glowing and growing global future for indoor farming20180925180025

Urban Crop Solutions offers a glowing and growing global future for indoor farming

25 September 2018

Meet Urban Crop Solutions: A start-up that engineers and builds fully automated indoor vertical farms inside shipping containers and buildings. They also provide clients that have bought a system with carefully selected and tested seeds, substrates, nutrients and comprehensive software grow recipes. The result: year-round production of fresh and healthy crops.

Urban Crop Solutions – Sustainability and vertical farms20180912151018

Urban Crop Solutions – Sustainability and vertical farms

12 September 2018

Before you dive into this article too deeply, take a moment to read the following description, and then close your eyes for a second. Imagine yourself standing inside a climate-controlled, high-ceiling warehouse. In front of you stands a tower with eight irrigated levels, on each of which lettuces, herbs, microgreens, and baby greens grow under LED lights. Robotics bring trays with young plants from outside into the right position in the growing tower, while on the other end fully grown crops are taken out, ready to be harvested. Can you see it? You are standing in Urban Crop Solutions’ PlantFactory – an indoor vertical farm – a highly engineered manufacturing plant producing not goods, but crops.

Insightssuccess – Realizing a vision and executing excellence20180605120509

Insightssuccess – Realizing a vision and executing excellence

5 June 2018

It was while pursuing an elective course with existing entrepreneurs, when Maarten had the chance to develop a business plan; a plan that went on to change his life forever.

“At that time, I had limited knowledge about plant science, but the idea of indoor vertical farming was already on my mind and intrigued me a lot,” he recalls.

Urban Crop Solutions was awarded the Public Choice Award on the European finals of the FoodNexus Challenge20180105234544

Urban Crop Solutions was awarded the Public Choice Award on the European finals of the FoodNexus Challenge

5 January 2018

Urban Crop Solutions was awarded the Public Choice Award on the European finals of the FoodNexus Challenge on Wednesday evening December 13th. Fifteen companies from 8 different EU countries were competing during a three-day event in Wageningen (NL) for the European FoodNexus Challenge Award. The expert audience consisting of academic, corporate and venture capital people selected Urban Crop Solutions during a live closing event.

Are you a grower or a technology company? You will have to make up your mind someday!20180105112042

Are you a grower or a technology company? You will have to make up your mind someday!

5 January 2018

2017 marked another year where several of vertical farming’s big names raised millions of dollars for their future development. Aerofarms closed on its 40 million USD series D, Bowery Farming secured 27.5 million USD for its series A, and of course Plenty locked in a whopping 200 million USD as well. What have these companies done with these type of funds in the past and what are they planning on doing with them now? Pieter De Smedt, US country manager for Urban Crop Solutions explains it to HortiDaily.com

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