March 2023

Public Launch of PharmSpee by Fast Company

Launch of PharmSpee platform to address needs in plant molecular farming, which earned #4 feature in Fast Company’s List of Most Innovative Companies.

February 2023

Launch of E-shop for 24/7 Support

E-shop launch to better support new and existing customers in the day-to-day and long-term operation of their businesses. Read full press release here.

November 2022

Middle East Project for Local Food Production

Building and starting-up first ModuleX project in the Middle East for the production of fresh and local food. Read more here.

September 2022

Training Scheme with Local School

Indoor farm supplied to, and training scheme launched with local school, PTI Kortrijk (Provincial Technical Institute). Read full press release here.

August 2022

Leasing Solutions with Siemens Financial Services

Agreement with Siemens Financial Services (SFS), enabling customers to seek financing options from SFS. Read full press release here.

March 2022

Distribution of Peripheral Equipment

Partnerships signed with global suppliers of horticulture and nursery equipment, further expanding end-to-end offering to include additional automation.

January 2022

Recipient of SDG Award

SDG Award from EU Tech Chamber for contribution to sustainable cities and communities. Read full press release here.

August 2021

‘Best-in-Class’ Award

‘Best-in-Class’ award for production systems by the Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture. Read full press release here.

August 2021

Singapore University Project

Building indoor climate precision growth chambers for Singapore University research centre. Read full press release here.

June 2021

SpaceBakery Wins First Place

SpaceBakery wins first place at the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) in St. Petersburg. Read full press release here.

April 2021

IKEA Operates ModuleX

IKEA launches their second pilot project, and starts operation of ModuleX from their car park in Sweden.

September 2020

Launch of ModuleX Plant Factory

Launch of the ModuleX, the second-generation plant factory. Watch full launch webinar here.

March 2020

Launch of Research Centre

Launch of state-of-the-art research centre at UCS headquarters in Belgium, composed of multiple controlled environment growth chambers. Learn more here.

January 2020

Launch of SpaceBakery Project

Joining SpaceBakery consortium to investigate growing wheat on Mars, and to further improving its environmental footprint with the efficient use of energy.

October 2019

EIT Food Membership

Membership to EIT Food, Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT).

November 2018

Presentation to Heads of States

UCS technology presented to Belgian King, French President, Belgian Prime Minister, and Minister-President of Flanders.

April 2018

Indoor Plant Biology Milestone

Research milestone of over 200 cultivars tested. Read more, and see all recipes and yields in the UCS Crop Guide.

December 2017

FoodNexus Innovation Award

FoodNexus Innovation award for most promising company in the Belgian agri-food industry. Read more.

September 2017

TEDx Talk

Maarten Vandecruys gives TEDx Talk on climate change, sustainable food sourcing, and vertical farming.

June 2017

Collaboration with Albert Heijn

Start of collaboration with Ahold Delhaize (Albert Heijn) and Bakker Barendrecht with a FarmFlex in the Netherlands.

October 2016

Banana Nursery

Sale of first growing system to KU Leuven University, Belgium, for research on new banana cultivars.

June 2016

Factory Showcase at GreenTech

Showcasing UCS technology by installing a FarmPro at the GreenTech trade shows in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

May 2016

Gault&Millau Award

First Product Award at the Gault & Millau’s Culinary Innovators Awards. See full awards list here.

February 2016

UCS Plant Factory Opening

Opening of largest automated R&D plant factory in Europe by Geert Bourgeois, the Minister-President of Flanders.

June 2015

Biological Breakthrough

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

November 2014

Urban Crop Solutions Launch

Urban Crop Solutions is officially founded in Waregem, Belgium by Maarten Vandecruys and Frederic Bulcaen. Start of biological research in the test lab.