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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Distribution of Peripheral Equipment
Partnerships signed with global suppliers of horticulture and nursery equipment, further expanding end-to-end offering to include additional automation.
Recipient of SDG Award
SDG Award from EU Tech Chamber for contribution to sustainable cities and communities. Read full press release here.
‘Best-in-Class’ award for production systems by the Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture. Read full press release here.
Singapore University Project
Building indoor climate precision growth chambers for Singapore University research centre. Read full press release here.
SpaceBakery Wins First Place
SpaceBakery wins first place at the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) in St. Petersburg. Read full press release here.
IKEA Operates ModuleX
IKEA launches their second pilot project, and starts operation of ModuleX from their car park in Sweden.
Launch of ModuleX Plant Factory
Launch of the ModuleX, the second-generation plant factory. Watch full launch webinar here.
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.
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.
EIT Food Membership
Membership to EIT Food, Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT).
Presentation to Heads of States
UCS technology presented to Belgian King, French President, Belgian Prime Minister, and Minister-President of Flanders.
Indoor Plant Biology Milestone
Research milestone of over 200 cultivars tested. Read more, and see all recipes and yields in the UCS Crop Guide.
FoodNexus Innovation Award
FoodNexus Innovation award for most promising company in the Belgian agri-food industry. Read more.
Maarten Vandecruys gives TEDx Talk on climate change, sustainable food sourcing, and vertical farming.
Collaboration with Albert Heijn
Start of collaboration with Ahold Delhaize (Albert Heijn) and Bakker Barendrecht with a FarmFlex in the Netherlands.
Sale of first growing system to KU Leuven University, Belgium, for research on new banana cultivars.
Factory Showcase at GreenTech
Showcasing UCS technology by installing a FarmPro at the GreenTech trade shows in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
First Product Award at the Gault & Millau’s Culinary Innovators Awards. See full awards list here.
UCS Plant Factory Opening
Opening of largest automated R&D plant factory in Europe by Geert Bourgeois, the Minister-President of Flanders.
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.
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.