Maarten Vandecruys, Urban Crop Solutions
Indoor Ag-Conversations Speaker Maarten Vandecruys is the co-founder and CTO of Urban Crop Solutions. After graduating from Vlerick Business School in 2014, Maarten founded Urban Crop Solutions. During his endeavour to find solutions for the challenges global plant production is faced with, he started using technology to increase crop quality while minimising our planet’s resources.
Urban Crop Solutions combines factory engineering and indoor plant biology to offer end-to-end solutions for Indoor Vertical Farming. It all starts with the crop: your crop and the needs of your market. Based on 7 years of research and real-life trials in its own research center, Urban Crop Solutions helps you select the right plant varieties with the right growth recipe for the requirements of your crop.
The company designs, manufactures, and installs automated Plant Factories that can scale to the needs of your business. Urban Crop Solutions helps you in your journey to yield and support your first harvest. With Urban Crop Solutions, you’ll be able to grow any crop under LED light anywhere on the planet, year-round.