The New “ModuleX Plant Factory” achieves Genovese Basil full production cost below 10 EUR/kg (5$/LBS). And wins AgTechBreakthrough.com “2020 vertical farming solution of the year”20200915124256

The New “ModuleX Plant Factory” achieves Genovese Basil full production cost below 10 EUR/kg (5$/LBS). And wins AgTechBreakthrough.com “2020 vertical farming solution of the year”

15 September 2020
This year’s version of World Health Day focuses on celebrating the work of nurses and midwives, whose work is especially important now, in response to the pandemic. For this reason, we called Matt Kaercher, from Kaercher Family Farms, to understand how it is like to deliver food to hospitals during this critical period and ask for some nuggets of advice for current and future vertical farmers.
Indoor vertical farmer grows local lettuce for hospitals in Florida during COVID-1920200407112200

Indoor vertical farmer grows local lettuce for hospitals in Florida during COVID-19

7 April 2020
This year’s version of World Health Day focuses on celebrating the work of nurses and midwives, whose work is especially important now, in response to the pandemic. For this reason, we called Matt Kaercher, from Kaercher Family Farms, to understand how it is like to deliver food to hospitals during this critical period and ask for some nuggets of advice for current and future vertical farmers.
Urban Crop Solutions appoints a commercial representative for the Asian market20200331183249

Urban Crop Solutions appoints a commercial representative for the Asian market

31 March 2020
Urban Crop Solutions and BAF signed a representation agreement for the East and South-East Asian markets. The collaboration fits with Urban Crop Solutions’ vision for global expansion and allows for local customer service in one of the fastest-growing countries in the Asia-Pacific region. BAF is an Agrotech company based in Singapore which has extensive experience and network in the Agri and aqua industry in Asia and beyond. The company has also built a strong network and business track record in the region and will provide as a perfect match to operate as an agent for Urban Crop Solutions in what is called the strategic gateway for Europe to the Southern parts of Asia.
A collaboration between CropKing (USA) and Urban Crop Solutions has been cultivated20200225165903

A collaboration between CropKing (USA) and Urban Crop Solutions has been cultivated

25 February 2020
Cropking and Urban Crop Solutions are excited to announce the start of a flourishing collaboration. The goal will be to combine the extensive hydroponic experience of Cropking with the high-quality controlled environment technology in vertical farming of Urban Crop Solutions. By combining these different experiences and expertise, both companies get the chance to develop together in the Controlled Environment Agriculture industry in the United States. CropKing will operate the FarmPro vertical container farm as a showcase, continued research, and testing facility.
Urban Crop Solutions makes indoor farming technology for Mars biosphere20191127213727

Urban Crop Solutions makes indoor farming technology for Mars biosphere

27 November 2019
Will the first people to bake and eat bread on Mars do it due to a Belgian breakthrough? This is the challenge facing the SpaceBakery project, a unique consortium composed of seven Belgian organisations using technology provided by Urban Crop Solutions. However, before they use their research to help feed the first people on the red planet later this century, the project aims to have a clear impact on Earth today. The project will focus on how we can produce food more sustainably and will help provide a nutritional staple food for many regions across the globe. The consortium has just been awarded a subsidy of 4.5 million euros by the Flemish Community (VLAIO, Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship), contributing to a total of over 6.3 million euros in funding.
Urban Crop Solutions joins EIT Rising Food Stars community20191003171601

Urban Crop Solutions joins EIT Rising Food Stars community

3 October 2019
Urban Crop Solutions has been accepted in the EIT RisingFoodStars community. EIT Food is a Knowledge and Innovation Community established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent EU body set up in 2008 and working in Europe to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted by consumers. The mission of EIT Food is to support innovative impactful agrifood entrepreneurs, startups and scale ups to deliver new food innovations and businesses across Europe. The RisingFoodStars program selects only those companies to participate in their community that will drive the disruption of the food system and thereby help tackle the strategic objectives of the EU.
Urban Crop Solutions celebrates its 5th anniversary20190912171200

Urban Crop Solutions celebrates its 5th anniversary

12 September 2019
Today, Urban Crop Solutions celebrates its 5th anniversary. On this occasion a movie was released with testimonials from customers around the globe. Urban Crop Solutions is proud to be a pioneer in the emerging market of indoor vertical farming with a unique business model. The company is a total solution provider and offers container farms and plant factories and all products and services that growers need to grow healthy crops in an indoor farm.
UCS appoints Tom Debusschere as new CEO to manage its international growth20190501172435

UCS appoints Tom Debusschere as new CEO to manage its international growth

1 May 2019
Urban Crop Solutions, the global indoor farming solutions provider headquartered in Belgium, appoints Tom Debusschere as the new CEO of its group. Co-founder Maarten Vandecruys will continue to lead the R&D division and will spend more time for international business development.
UCS container farms deliver fresh food to IKEA stores20190430125218

UCS container farms deliver fresh food to IKEA stores

30 April 2019
We’re not going to make jokes about putting your own salad together at Ikea, but it can be done from now on. The furniture giant has been growing lettuce in a container farm near their stores in Helsingborg and Malmo sinds early this year. Yesterday Catarina Englund, global sustainability innovation manager, announced the harvest of their first lettuce from what they call their “on-going circular urban farming tests”.
UCS joining forces for intergalactic project!20190409232853

UCS joining forces for intergalactic project!

9 April 2019
Selling growing solutions so that humans on other planets will be supplied with fresh and healthy food is an ultimate dream for Urban Crop Solutions. The realization of this dream may be fast approaching thanks to a collaboration with Puratos, an international business group active in the bakery supply, pastry and chocolate raw materials industries. This ‘intergalactic’ project was announced this weekend. Urban Crop Solutions is responsible for the engineering and the supply of the vertical farming equipment and the plant science support towards the growing of crops in difficult circumstances.
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