Autonomous vertical farming inside a shipping container
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Over het initiatief / About the initiative
In welke fase zit jouw initiatief? / In what stage is your initiative?
Heb je jouw initiatief al gevalideerd? / Did you validate your initiative?
Meer informatie over jouw initiatief / More info about your initiative
Imagine an ecosystem under one roof that eliminates the need for soil and allows us to grow plant based vegetation in a vapor or based environment while monitoring its growth at the same time.
Moreover, with an advanced automation we eliminate human interference in the process of harvesting and transporting of the plant to its next location.
To summarise, we will set up an AI driven vertical farm infrastructure. We will also integrate surveillance and automation systems into it and power the whole system with the use of renewable energy. And all of will be done in a single container farm.
Wat zijn jouw volgende stappen om het verder te ontwikkelen? / What are your next steps to develop the initiative?
The first step is to create a first working prototype. Of course, it would be a small scale model of the real project, yet it is essential in order to collect data and validate the idea. After that, we could scale up and with the help from the investors build a working container prototype.
Wat heb je nodig om (nog meer) impact te maken met dit initiatief? / What do you need to make (more) impact with this initiative?
To begin with, the most important thing is to make the first prototype. If it turns out to be functional and scalable, it would be really important to exchange as most farming land as possible with our innovation, in order to prevent further deforestation and damage to the planet.