Technology Driven Change
Vertical Future’s production system is one of the most advanced Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) systems in the world, currently housed at our facility in London. Our system adopts a combinational approach, offering sophisticated, adaptable lighting, nutrient delivery, effective space utilisation, automation, and control over all key growth parameters. This allows for optimal growing conditions, irrespective of crop type. All systems and processes require limited human interaction, limiting risk of contamination and spores in the growth environment. This is achieved through a software-drive platform, which also includes CRM, stock, financial management, and data analysis functionalities. At the forefront of our design process is the need for both efficient and cost-effective solutions to deal with the future requirements of food.
Meet DIANA, our in-house developed software platform. DIANA is integrated with our hardware system, providing control, monitoring, and optimisation. It is available through licensing, typically via a one-year agreement. Customers that use DIANA benefit from both Vertical Future’s retrospective data sets and continuous data insights, which are generated from across the Vertical Future network. This is the future of farming.
Our lighting system was designed by a team of engineers and plant scientists. Our arrays cover the visible spectrum as well as UV and Far Red, with each wavelength band being individually controllable. The lighting system can adapt to the requirements of the crop, allowing tailored, efficient conversion of light energy to plant biomass.