NWO, the Netherlands Organzation for Scientific Research granted a 5M research grant to a consortium of partners for SKY HIGH.
SKY HIGH, a research programme led by Professor of Horticulture & Product Physiology Leo Marcelis, aims to bring about a revolution in vertical farming. OneFarm will join the programme.
Researchers working on the SKY HIGH programme will cooperate with lighting specialists, plant breeding companies, growers, horticultural technology companies, architects and food suppliers to make vertical agriculture systems cheaper and more energy-efficient. Another aim is to produce vegetables and herbs that taste better, have longer shelf lives and provide more nutritional value, while using the absolute minimum of water and fertilisers and no pesticides.
Next to OneFarm other participants are Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), Bayer, Bosman Van Zaal, Certhon, Fresh Forward, Grodan, HAS University of Applied Sciences,Own Greens, Priva, Signify (Philips Lighting), Solynta, TU Delft, Eindhoven University of Technology, Unilever, Leiden University, Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam, and Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten.