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Out of 226, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Indoor Cultivation Startups
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 226 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 AgriTech startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 221 indoor cultivation startups, get in touch.
Grobrix offers Soil-free Indoor Farming
Founding Year: 2020
Partner for: Vertical Farming
Singapore-based startup Grobrix offers a soil-free indoor vertical farming system. The startup’s system uses a soil-free mechanism by suspending the plant roots in the air to improve plant growth rate and yield. The system uses a low-pressure aeroponic design to grow edible plants. The solution also integrates customized LED tubes, designed to provide optimized wavelength light to the plants. The modular design supports the indoor stacking of plants. The recycling of water and fertilizer through a closed-loop irrigation system further facilitates a low carbon footprint. The vertical farming system provides urban farmers, office spaces, and families with a sustainable soil-free farming solution free of pesticides.
AgZeit provides Organic Vertical Farms
Founding Year: 2017
Location: Binghamton, US
Partner for: Hydroponics
US-based startup Agzeit provides a year-round organic vertical farm system. The indoor farm system uses a soil base, unlike hydroponic indoor farm systems, eliminating the need to add minerals and other additives to the water. This allows the startup to provide fresh and organic healthy food to local buyers. The system integrates natural seeds, natural soils, water, and light without using chemicals or pesticides to provide organic year-round fresh produce. This eliminates the need for stockpiling and cold storage since vertical farms produce crops all year long.
Tunas Farm enables Hyperlocal Indoor Farming
Founding Year: 2020
Location: Tangerang, Indonesia
Partner for: Indoor Farm Automation
Indonesian startup Tunas Farm enables hyperlocal indoor vertical farming. The startup integrates urban farming solutions through automation and controlled environment agriculture (CEA). The system promotes sustainable urban farming and the concept of farm to table by converting idle assets into food production items using the internet of things (IoT) and precision farming methods. The startup provides consumers an option of subscription for various fresh produce locally as well as offers the Tunas Kit for growing crops indoors using hydroponics.
iFarm automates Indoor Vertical Farming
Founding Year: 2017
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Partner for: Microclimate Production
Finnish startup iFarm automates indoor vertical farming through plug & play automated vertical farm devices and a data-driven software system to digitize processes. The startup’s platform, iFarm Growtune, guides crop management along with providing microclimate details for each plant. The iFarm Vertical Farm is a modular factory for urban indoor vertical farming with integrated auto-climate control, smart power control, and LED lighting. The startup also offers iFarm Cropper, a standalone module for retail chains, restaurants, or private use. The comprehensive solutions enable indoor farm automation using sensor technology and IoT devices with microclimate control to optimize food production.
Own Greens provides an Indoor Growing System
Founding Year: 2018
Location: Haamstede, Netherlands
Partner for: Integrated Cultivation
Dutch startup Own Greens provides an indoor growing system. The startup offers small, medium, and large indoor vertical farming systems that enable consumers, restaurants, and shops to grow greens at any place and time. The solution provides a clean growth chamber to prevent contamination in the system and uses a combination of a special film, customized minerals, LED grow-light panels for light optimization, and individual water containers for the plants. The integrated system makes the solution clean and efficient. The use of film and separate water containers further prevent algae, bacteria, and fungi from getting into the food.
Discover more AgriTech Startups
AgriTech startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on aquaculture, aeroponics, and smart cultivation. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the agricultural industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more agricultural technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free AgriTech Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.