This new Philips GrowWise City Farming research center will develop tailored ‘light growth recipes’ to ensure that each crop variety gets the best kind of light it requires to generate a high quality and yield.
"Our aim is to develop the technology that makes it possible to grow tasty, healthy and sustainable food virtually anywhere. The research we are undertaking will enable local food production on a global scale, reducing waste, limiting food miles and using practically no land or water," said Gus van der Feltz, Philips Global Director of City Farming.
The research centre features four-layered mechanized planting racks in each of its eight climate rooms resulting in a total growing surface of 234 m2. It is a clean and sterile environment totally closed to natural light and air that enables fully controlled growing conditions.
The facility, which will also feature demonstration rooms for customers, is located at Eindhoven’s High Tech Campus.
More information and videos can be found on: www.youtube.com/user/PhilipsHorticulture.