Below you can find the exhibitors for the 2017 edition, which took place on June 28-29 at Villa Flora in Venlo |The Netherlands.
Foody Vertical Gardens provide stackable hydroponic towers for residential, commercial, and greenhouse use worldwide.
They are specifically designed to be productive, cost effective, and simple to install and use. Grow vegetables, herbs, flowers, and salad greens anywhere anytime of the year in a Foody. Learn more at: www.foodyverticalgarden.com
|Living lab on healthy nutrition At Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, the primary focus is on healthy nutrition. Innovators from business, science and education work together on innovations in healthy nutrition, plant breeding and growing, and alternative raw materials and food sources. The Campus is located in a region in which the agri-food business is one of the most productive, sustainable and profitable in the world; where food innovation is in the entrepreneurs’ DNA. The Campus is in an active state of development. In addition to all the R&D facilities, various entrepreneurs will be setting up shop here, and Maastricht University will be starting different laboratory facilities. It goes without saying that there are close connections to the other Brightlands campuses in Limburg, collectively representing an innovation region where researchers and entrepreneurs take on the major challenges in the fields of materials, health and nutrition.|
|Urban Ponics is a pioneer in urban farming and has proven that it is now possible to cultivate crops without soil, substrate or water. In other words: The plants develop their roots systems in the air and feed themselves with a very thin mist to which bioactive fertilizers have been added, made from sea salt and human extracts. It has been proven that the minerals and trace elements from sea salt such as iodine, selenium, strontium, germanium (which cannot be found in crops anymore) are accumulated in the crops and make them healthier again for humans. The concept of small scale urban farming will develop in the coming years into a new branch of professional horticulture that will provide many families with income and healthy nutrition.|
|byFlow is a Dutch company specialised in 3D Printing since 2009 and the expert in the field of 3D Food Printing. At byFlow, we believe we can change the way people make and experience food. In 2015 byFlow developed a 3D Food Printer named “the Focus”, that quickly entered the Food Industry in several markets from Michelin Star Restaurants to Innovative Catering Companies. Next to selling 3D Food Printers, byFlow is a partner for leading Multinationals to find solutions for their specific 3D Food Printing needs and challenges.|
|Innoveins is an ecosystem where agro and high-tech meet. Organizations co-create on innovations and together they release these novelties to the market. All business case driven innovations are realised in so-called ‘clusters’. In a cluster multiple parties innovate on a specific theme, such as seed technology, automated guided vehicles, smart soils, or indoor farming.
The ecosystem makes it easier to innovate easier, less expensive, and faster due to:
|Light4Food is an innovative agricultural technology company focused on the design and production of sustainable growing systems for Vertical Farming. The process takes place within enclosed buildings with a controlled environment to increase productivity and reduce the environmental impact. The growing system requires cultivation with optimal climate conditions and precise lighting programs. The lighting is provided by Philips LED Lighting to ensure optimum growth 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
The use of LED lighting on crops indirectly boosts their substance and shelf life. By cultivating indoors, the production is not dependent on weather conditions and other disruptive factors. Therefore, it is possible for them to reach the same crop quality all year round without the use of pesticides.
In addition, the reduction of the use of water and fertilizers and the possibility to recycle heat flows make Light4Food’s cultivation systems energy efficient and contribute even more to the systems’ sustainability. The predictability of the cultivation process and the clean crops are the main advantages of these cultivation systems.