2021 Vertical Farming World Awards Finalists Announced

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The finalists for the 2021 Vertical Farming World Awards have been published today. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 21 September in a virtual awards ceremony during the 2021 Vertical Farming World Congress.

These inaugural awards are organised by the food and drink experts Zenith Global, with headline sponsorship from Cultivatd and category sponsorship from Light Science Technologies.

Celebrating excellence and innovation across the global vertical farming industry, entries were invited in 16 categories spanning crops, technology, sustainability and commercial initiatives.

The finalists and winners have been selected by an eminent panel of independent judges representing all corners of the global industry.

The Finalists

Best Crop Innovation

  • 80 Acres Farms – 80 Acres Farms
  • AeroFarms – AeroFarms
  • Bowery Farming – Crispy Leaf

Best Crop Enhancement

  • Moleaer Inc – Nanobubbles
  • Plenty – Plenty pesticide free leafy greens

Best Yield Improvement

  • LettUs Grow – LettUs Grow’s Aeroponic Technology
  • Moleaer Inc – Nanobubbles
  • Plant Factory Technologies  – Plant Factory Technologies

Best Lighting Development

  • Fluence by OSRAM – RAZR Modular System

Best AI/Automation Development sponsored by Light Science Technologies  

  • Bowery Farming – Crop Imaging Software
  • GROWx – Plant Manager
  • iFarm – The iFarm Autonomous Data Acquisition Drone

Best Climate Control Innovation

  • CubicFarm Systems Corp. – CubicFarm Systems Corp.
  • Eden Green Technology – Eden Green Technology
  • Urban-gro Inc – Dual Draft by Integrated Hydro Systems

Best Farm Design Innovation

  • IGS Ltd – IGS Ltd
  • Spread – Techno Farm
  • Shenandoah Growers, Inc. – Biofarms

Best Energy Efficiency

  • 80 Acres Farms – 80 Acres Farms
  • Eden Green Technology – Eden Green Technology
  • LettUs Grow/Octopus Energy – Vertical Power energy tariff

Best Sustainability Initiative

  • Eden Green Technology – Eden Green Technology
  • HydroGreen Nutrition Technology- CubicFarm Systems Corp.
  • Light Science Technologies – nurturGROW

Best Water Saving Initiative

  • 80 Acres Farms – 80 Acres Farms

Best Community Initiative

  • AeroFarms – AeroFarms
  • Eden Green Technology – Eden Green Technology
  • Vertical Harvest Farms – Grow Well Model

Best Profitability Improvement

  • Eden Green Technology – Eden Green Technology
  • Urban Green Design Ltd – Integrated Cannabis Cultivation Development

Best Brand Marketing

  • Bowery Farming – Mustard Frills
  • Eden Green Technology – Eden Green Technology
  • Plenty – Plenty rebrand

Best Retail Innovation

  • 80 Acres Farms – 80 Acres Farms
  • Bowery Farming – Farmer’s Selection
  • Vertical Field – Vertical Field

Best At Home Innovation

  • Green World Revolution Ltd.  – Micro Urban Farm domestic microgreen growing kit
  • La Grangette – An extraordinary home farming experience
  • Urban Cultivator – Urban Cultivator Residential

Best New Business

  • Unfold – Unfold
  • Optima Planta – Optima Planta
  • Planet Farms Italia Società Agricola Srl – A Sophisticated Industrial Approach to Vertical Farming – Planet Farms

The 2021 Vertical Farming World Congress will be held online on 20-22 September. Full programme and booking details are available online at www.zenithglobal.com/events/vfwc2021, with concessions for start-ups or company groups of 4 or more. For further information, contact events@zenithglobal.com.

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