Smarter cities & vertical farming can serve as gateway technology to accelerate climate change resilience – Henry Gordon-Smith, Agritecture Consulting

Henry Gordon-Smith

Smarter cities & vertical farming can serve as gateway technology to accelerate climate change resilience – Henry Gordon-Smith, Agritecture Consulting

Henry Gordon-Smith is Founder and Managing Director of Agritecture Consulting. He is an acknowledged global thought leader in the emerging vertical farming industry. In 2011, he started the blog Agritecture.com and in 2014 he started Blue Planet Consulting (now Agritecture Consulting) to provide expert guidance on planning and launching urban agriculture projects. Henry grew up around the world and has a unique capacity to develop creative solutions to local and global problems. He earned his BA in Political Science from UBC, a certificate in Food Security from Ryerson University and an MSc in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. On Jun 27, 2018, he will speak about How data and scenario analysis could take vertical farming mainstream at the Vertical Farming Conference during Agri-Food Innovation Event in Venlo, The Netherlands.

What drives you?

I have a vision of cities that can stand the test of time and climate change. What drives me is knowing that we can create smarter cities and vertical farming can serve as a gateway technology to inspire, engage, and accelerate climate change resilience. Continue reading “Smarter cities & vertical farming can serve as gateway technology to accelerate climate change resilience – Henry Gordon-Smith, Agritecture Consulting”

Vertical home farm innovation from FIBONACCI

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Vertical home farm innovation from company Fibonacci

The company FIBONACCI enters the market of home appliances with an innovative offer – urban farms for the house.

Fibonacci is an innovative brand of urban farms that can revolutionize your understanding of healthy nutrition and plant growing. City farms Fibonacci are many years’ experience and the highest quality, reliability and confidence in the future.

As the owner of the farm Fibonacci, you become part of a special world of like-minded people. The world, which is ruled by brilliant engineering and design developments, selfless search and finding of truly environmentally friendly solutions, a choice in favor of healthy eating and thinking, enthusiasm and hard work. Thanks to all this, Fibonacci specialists have created an innovative product, the purpose of which is to provide you and your family with fresh and tasty, juicy and nutritious vegetables, berries and salads throughout the year.

The refined design of Fibonacci gives rise to aesthetic pleasure and affirms the high-tech of domestic farms. The elegance of the form, strict lines, elegant color solutions, variability of the set – all this allows to harmoniously build the Fibonacci technique into a modern interior. Noble materials of external fasing of the body and internal equipment create an atmosphere of well-being and comfort. Continue reading “Vertical home farm innovation from FIBONACCI”

Osram is showcasing LED prototype to promote healthy plant growth

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Osram is showcasing LED prototype to promote healthy plant growth

At this year’s Lightfair in Philadelphia (USA), Osram Opto Semiconductors is showcasing an LED prototype to promote healthy plant growth: the Oslon Square Hyper Red. This third-generation 2 watt LED features improved emission characteristics, higher optical output and impressive corrosion resistance, so plant lighting systems based on the Oslon Square Hyper Red can be made particularly economical.

Plants essentially need water and light in order to grow. By using light emitting diodes (LEDs) with different wavelengths, commercial growers are now able to control each individual stage of plant growth. With a wavelength of 660 nanometers (nm) the prototype of the Oslon Square Hyper Red, for example, can control the growth of blossom. Together with the deep blue (450 nm) and far red (730 nm) versions, the Oslon family from Osram Opto Semiconductors perfectly covers the entire spectrum of plant growth. Continue reading “Osram is showcasing LED prototype to promote healthy plant growth”

AgriFoodTech Platform is Media Partner of Vertical Farming Conference

AgriFoodTech Platform

AgriFoodTech Platform is Media Partner of Vertical Farming Conference, which takes place on June 28, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

About AgriFoodTech Platform
Moore’s Law is well-known amongst everyone with the slightest bit of interest in technology and technological advancement. Technology will develop and progression will be made and it will be fast. But can society cope with this pace and do new technologies actually enter the market and get adopted to really become a disruptive innovation? When combining technology with food production, one enters a domain where different laws apply. Society, e.g. the general public, has a stronger opinion about agriculture, horticulture, food processing and the retail landscape than they have on football. Therefore, having an open dialogue on AgriFoodTech is important to increase awareness and public support for these advancements. The AgriFoodTech Platform has the goal to facilitate the dialogue between society, NGO’s, business, research, education and the government. Bringing these parties together improves mutual understanding for each point of view. It can help businesses to understand the needs of society, in such that shared value is created. As a very important bycatch, these cross-overs between sectors and different organisations sparks new ideas for innovation. Continue reading “AgriFoodTech Platform is Media Partner of Vertical Farming Conference”

Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo is Content Partner for Vertical Farming Conference

Brightlands Campus Greenport

Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo is Content Partner for Vertical Farming Conference which takes place on June 28, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

About Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo
There are only a few places in the world that truly focus on achieving big, radical change. And Brightlands is one of them. Brightlands is a place in the heart of Europe, in the top-tech triangle between Eindhoven, Leuven and Aachen.

It’s a place where researchers and entrepreneurs tackle global challenges in the fields of materials, health and nutrition.

At Brightlands, leading international companies and institutes work together on healthy, sustainable solutions that crosses scientific, geographical and organizational boundaries. Continue reading “Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo is Content Partner for Vertical Farming Conference”

HortiBiz is Media Partner of Vertical Farming Conference

HortiBiz

HortiBiz is Media Partner of Vertical Farming Conference which takes place on June 28, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

About HortiBiz
HortiBiz was introduced in 2012 and consists of the online news portal HortiBiz.com, a free daily digital newsletter and HortiBiz magazine. HortiBiz focuses on the international horticulture and reports mainly about greenhouse grown vegetables, strawberries, flowers and potted plants. Specific themes such as technique, innovation, cultivation, crop protection, etc. are regularly discussed. Stories and articles are written by Dutch editors and international based writers. HortiBiz magazine can be received in print by subscription, but can also be read for free on computers, tablets and smartphones.
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