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

Urban Crop Solutions: Redefining Agriculture and Creating Milestones in the Indoor Vertical Farming industry20171107211336

Urban Crop Solutions: Redefining Agriculture and Creating Milestones in the Indoor Vertical Farming industry

7 November 2017

Ever since the invention of agriculture, humans have been rediscovering innovative ways of farming and finding out modern techniques to make both harvesting of crop and human lives easier. Like the agriculture industry, the vertical farming industry too has infinite potentials, rather more but no less.

Urban Crop Solutions Wins the FoodNexus Innovation Award in Belgium20171102210848

Urban Crop Solutions Wins the FoodNexus Innovation Award in Belgium

2 November 2017

(iGrow)

Urban Crop Solutions was awarded on Thursday evening October 26th the FoodNexus Innovation Award. Out of many innovative companies, a jury of experts in the agriculture and food industry selected Urban Crop Solutions as the most promising company in the Belgian agri-food industry.

Urban Crop Solutions collaborate with Ahold Delhaize Group20170626145007

Urban Crop Solutions collaborate with Ahold Delhaize Group

26 June 2017

Climate change, the global lack of arable land and the fact that more and more people are living in cities are a real challenge for the daily supply of fresh and healthy food for retail companies.

As an innovative and progressive retail company Albert Heijn, member of the global retail group Ahold Delhaize, is always seeking to work with partners using the most advanced cultivation methods, for the benefit of their customers. As a major vegetable and fruit supplier for Albert Heijn, Bakker Barendrecht plays a significant role in this process. The past three days Urban Crop Solutions (UCS), a specialist and reference as a global total solution provider in the fast emerging world of indoor vertical farming, teamed up with Albert Heijn and Bakker Barendrecht.

‘How vertical farming reinvents agriculture’20170406120302

‘How vertical farming reinvents agriculture’

6 April 2017

(BBC Future)

In an old carpet factory on the outskirts of the Belgian city of Kortrijk, an agricultural upheaval is being plotted: growing crops indoors, not out on a farm, stacked layer after layer under candy-coloured lights in an area the size of a studio flat

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