The Leaf Lab is part of GrowUp Farms' centre dedicated to research and innovation for supporting its commercial vertical farm operation.
Growing leafy greens indoors and vertically brings its unique set of challenges, from sourcing renewable energy for lighting, to optimising growth conditions for plants. Scientists at the Leaf Lab are addressing the growing part as well as all aspects of the production process by investigating plant development, testing novel varieties and crop growth methods before they are applied at GrowUp Farms’ commercial operation.
About GrowUp Farms
GrowUp Farms is a vertical farming company that uses technology and innovation to grow high-quality, sustainable leafy greens all year round in their climate-controlled hydroponics operation based in Kent. The farm grows, harvests and packs fresh produce all in one place, and is located next to a bioenergy plant, providing continuous access to renewable energy.
Who is this event for?
We welcome early-career individuals from a variety of backgrounds including research, agronomy, engineering, consultancy, farming and tech development.
Whether you’ve recently graduated, are at the beginning of your professional career, are in graduate/further education studies, or new to the industry, come and learn about the applications of plant research in vertical farming.
Why should I attend?
By coming along to this ECIF Lab visit you will:
- Get an overview of the production process in vertical farming
- Better understand how plant research can be applied commercially
- Recognise the range of skills needed to work in a vertical farm, in addition to research
This event is open to all Early-Career individuals.
Or, did you know, you can earn three ECIF points for participating! Through participating in our ECIF point-based programme, you can work towards certificates of participation to showcase your newly gained knowledge and skills to the wider industry. Visit our website to find out more and join the Programme.
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