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Our technology

Modular | Scalable | Flexible

IGS designs and builds industrial scale vertical farms, globally. Our proprietary technology is designed to grow a variety of crops and plants by creating the perfect growing environment, year-round.  Our end-to-end service is designed to support you each step of the way, from building a business case to build completion as well as ongoing maintenance and support.

It is our combination of technology, people and service that makes IGS the perfect partner for growers.

Small fir tree seedlings growing in a square grid tray in an IGS vertical farm.

Growth Towers

In our Growth Towers, elements such as lighting, water, energy, and nutrient delivery can be controlled to create the perfect growing environment year round.

Watering fertigation close up in an IGS vertical farm

TCEA

Designed with simplicity in mind, our technology delivers Total Controlled Environment Agriculture (TCEA).

Who benefits from our technology

As a pure technology vendor, IGS only grows crops for research and development. Our team of plant scientists work alongside our software and hardware engineers to deliver technology designed with the grower in mind.

Full growth tray full of lettuce with 5 stacked growth trays in background growing under purple LED lights.Full growth tray full of lettuce with 5 stacked growth trays in background growing under purple LED lights.

Nuseries

Our vertical farming technology integrates with existing operations to create a hybrid growing solution, which allows nurseries to produce a diverse range of high quality, high health plants for growing or planting on.

Full growth tray full of lettuce with 5 stacked growth trays in background growing under purple LED lights.

Seed-to-harvest growers

From leafy greens to herbs our powerful vertical farming technology is designed to grow a range of different seed-to-harvest crops, giving growers the ability to flex production to meet market demand.

Why partner with IGS

We are passionate about tackling one of the world’s greatest challenges, sustainable food production. This shared mission is at the core of IGS, and drives the team to make our technology best in class.

It’s the combination of our technology and our people that makes IGS unique. Our technology is:

Modular, easy to build and maintain

Closed-loop environment

Designed to be a smart consumer of energy

Suitable for a range of crop and plants in one Growth Tower

Fully integrated, managed via a single source

Fully supported ongoing service

Inside an vertical farm with 9 growth trays stacked vertically. LED lights are rainbow coloured.

What our customers say

"IGS team's friendly and 'get it done' attitude truly sets them apart from other vertical farming companies. IGS’ innovative technology powering the Growth Towers showcases remarkable adaptability for diverse crops.

At Potager, we believe whole heartedly that a continued success is synonymous with ours, and we can only wish for more of it in the future."

Andonis Sarmias - Managing Director

Potager Farm

"Every staff member at IGS, regardless of their position, displayed friendliness, approachability and extensive knowledge.

Their cohesive efforts shine through, making them the perfect technology partner for our operations."

Graeme Warren - CEO

Vertegrow

Bushy green basil growing under purple lights inside an IGS vertical farm.

Resources

From blog posts on the latest updates to our cutting-edge vertical farming technology, to webinars hosting industry experts discussing everything from the future of vertical farming to financing your project, you’ll find all you need to know here.

Frequently asked questions

Vertical farming is key to the future of farming and will become a key part, however it will not take place of traditional farming. Find out more about IGS.

Vertical farming has the serious potential to address areas of global agricultural & environmental needs. Find out more about Intelligent Growth Solutions.

IGS offers global vertical farming solutions to traditional farms, entrepreneurs, governments, food producers & pharmaceuticals, among others. Read more.

Vertical farming is the practice of producing food in vertically stacked layers where all environmental factors can be controlled to optimise plant growth.

Our latest updates from the newsroom

Friday, November 3, 2023

IGS signs Armed Forces Covenant and receives Bronze accreditation

We’re committing to continuing to make IGS an attractive, supportive place to work for veterans, reservists and their families.

We’re committing to continuing to make IGS an attractive, supportive place to work for veterans, reservists and their families.

Friday, November 3, 2023

IGS signs Armed Forces Covenant and receives Bronze accreditation

We’re committing to continuing to make IGS an attractive, supportive place to work for veterans, reservists and their families.

We’re committing to continuing to make IGS an attractive, supportive place to work for veterans, reservists and their families.

Friday, October 20, 2023

How we are making IGS a more inclusive, diverse place to work

We're channeling the innovative nature of our technology into making IGS a more inclusive place to work for everyone.

We're channeling the innovative nature of our technology into making IGS a more inclusive place to work for everyone.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Hydroponics, aquaponics or vertical farming – which works best for you?

Hydroponics, aquaponics and vertical farming are all becoming evermore common in food production – but what are the key benefits of each, and how do they work in principle? We’ve broken down all three, alongside any environmental footprints and how they fit into modern agriculture.

Hydroponics, aquaponics and vertical farming are all becoming evermore common in food production – but what are the key benefits of each, and how do they work in principle? We’ve broken down all three, alongside any environmental footprints and how they fit into modern agriculture.

Monday, July 24, 2023

How an IGS vertical farm creates the perfect growing environment for basil

Basil is one of the most popular culinary herbs and is commonly grown in a vertical farm as a seed-to-harvest crop. In this blog, we explore how an IGS vertical farm creates the perfect growing environment for basil.

Basil is one of the most popular culinary herbs and is commonly grown in a vertical farm as a seed-to-harvest crop. In this blog, we explore how an IGS vertical farm creates the perfect growing environment for basil.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Can renewable energy be used in vertical farming?

In this blog, we explore the potential of renewable energy sources to power vertical farming systems.

In this blog, we explore the potential of renewable energy sources to power vertical farming systems.

Friday, June 30, 2023

Building a business case for vertical farming

If you’re considering investing in vertical farming technology, this post will provide insights into how to build a business to establish the most profitable route to market.

If you’re considering investing in vertical farming technology, this post will provide insights into how to build a business to establish the most profitable route to market.

Friday, June 16, 2023

How technology has changed farming

In this blog, we'll explore the various ways that technology has changed farming, including artificial intelligence, drone technology, and vertical farming. We'll also examine the importance of these advancements in smart farming in terms of efficiency, profitability, and environmental sustainability

In this blog, we'll explore the various ways that technology has changed farming, including artificial intelligence, drone technology, and vertical farming. We'll also examine the importance of these advancements in smart farming in terms of efficiency, profitability, and environmental sustainability

Monday, June 12, 2023

Are our food production systems sustainable enough

The UK farming industry faces a wide range of challenges, the resulting effect of which has exposed the vulnerabilities in our food supply chain. Is there a need for growers to move towards more sustainable farming practices? How can we increase our system's resilience and improve food security?

The UK farming industry faces a wide range of challenges, the resulting effect of which has exposed the vulnerabilities in our food supply chain. Is there a need for growers to move towards more sustainable farming practices? How can we increase our system's resilience and improve food security?

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Will vertical farming be the future of food production

As the world's population continues to grow and concerns around climate change and dwindling resources intensify, there is a pressing need to find more sustainable and efficient ways to produce food, locally. In this blog, we'll explore the key differences between vertical farms and more traditional farming methods and how they differ within transportation, distribution, and supply chains.

As the world's population continues to grow and concerns around climate change and dwindling resources intensify, there is a pressing need to find more sustainable and efficient ways to produce food, locally. In this blog, we'll explore the key differences between vertical farms and more traditional farming methods and how they differ within transportation, distribution, and supply chains.

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