Best Projects 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Published on July 13, 2020 um 11:50
Type of Enterprise
Year the ngo or company was founded
Explain your project in details:
Our vision is a circular and fully automated agriculture. We want to revolutionise the automation technology for Vertical Farming systems to make the cultivation of fruit and vegetables possible. For this purpose we are developing a harvesting and plant care robot which includes an intelligent monotoring system. Our system is flexible and can be easily adjusted for different kinds of crops and different Vertical Farming Systems. With our product we want to reduce the labour costs while keeping the investment costs low.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
By making Vertical Farming more efficient we can foster a more sustainable agriculture through the reduction of water, land and pesticide use. Furthermore crops can be cultivated close to the consumer which reduces the ressources needed for transport.
Sustainability and future plans
We plan to offer our product as "Robotics as a service": We install the hardware for a starting fee and calculate the monthly fee depending on farm size. This makes it possible to keep the initial investment cost low. As a service we offer the maintanance of our product as well as the easy exchange of grippers for the cultivation of other varieties of crops.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am 26 years old and have completed a double degree Master in Sociology in Germany and Italy. I am motivated to find solutions for a more sustainable way of living, consuming and producing.