This technology offer is an Intelligent IoT Vertical Farming system, which is designed to be 4-tiered and mobile, for either indoor or outdoor farming. It uses a hydroponic system that grows plants by enhancing the photosynthetic process. Since the system does not use soil, it is cleaner and more hygienic. FDA-approved and organic mineral nutrients are used for the hydroponic growing.
Compared to traditional agriculture, the vertical farming implementation saves more than 90 percent land area needed, while harvesting 80 percent more per unit area. Furthermore, with the water recycling design, the system achieves a reduction of 70 to 85 percent water usage. The set-up therefore, promotes the “Go Green” initiative and contributes towards Singapore’s effort to reduce our carbon footprint. In summary, the following is achieved:
The main features are:
The technology owner is keen to customise, out-license or test-bed this technology with the following potential collaborators:
The technology owner has been working closely with various partners to bring this affordable and IoT-enabled vertical farming solution to consumers, such as public housing owners and private estate owners, as well as urban farming industries. The system has also been deployed at a few Ministry of Education secondary schools.
System is suitable for:
Resizable to satisfy the requirements of consumers
Cost will vary based on system size
The system is suitable for:
The system is resizable to satisfy the requirements of consumers, and the cost will vary based on system size, which can be: