Vertical farming technology

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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 the 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 works 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.

Nursery growers

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.

A 6 metre IGS growth tower with white led lights growing leafy green cropsFull 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 with ongoing service

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

What our customers say

Andonis Sarmias from Potage farm

"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

Graeme Warren from Vertegrow

"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

Monday, May 27, 2024

Artificial intelligence and agriculture: how can AI impact vertical farming? What we know so far

Read IGS’ Chief Technology Officer, Dave Scott, and Head of Data, Emily Seward’s thoughts on artificial intelligence and agriculture, and how vertical farming can benefit.

Read IGS’ Chief Technology Officer, Dave Scott, and Head of Data, Emily Seward’s thoughts on artificial intelligence and agriculture, and how vertical farming can benefit.

Monday, May 27, 2024

Artificial intelligence and agriculture: how can AI impact vertical farming? What we know so far

Read IGS’ Chief Technology Officer, Dave Scott, and Head of Data, Emily Seward’s thoughts on artificial intelligence and agriculture, and how vertical farming can benefit.

Read IGS’ Chief Technology Officer, Dave Scott, and Head of Data, Emily Seward’s thoughts on artificial intelligence and agriculture, and how vertical farming can benefit.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Can you grow tomatoes with vertical farming? A crop scientist’s insight.

Read IGS’ Head of Science Tanveer Khan’s insight on growing tomato starter plants with vertical farming, covering everything from nutritional value to specific nuances between varieties.

Read IGS’ Head of Science Tanveer Khan’s insight on growing tomato starter plants with vertical farming, covering everything from nutritional value to specific nuances between varieties.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Growing strawberry runners with vertical farming – what the science tells us

Here's how we utilise the latest research to grow strawberry runners using vertical farming.

Here's how we utilise the latest research to grow strawberry runners using vertical farming.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Growing lettuce seedlings with vertical farming: a crop science insight

Here’s how we take cutting-edge crop science to grow lettuce seedlings with vertical farming.

Here’s how we take cutting-edge crop science to grow lettuce seedlings with vertical farming.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

How to grow chillies with vertical farming: a crop science perspective

Interested in growing chillies vertically? Get a crop scientist’s perspective.

Interested in growing chillies vertically? Get a crop scientist’s perspective.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

How we've helped Potager Farm reach new heights

We’ve been helping Potager Farm grow delicious produce for Berlin’s food scene. Here’s how.

We’ve been helping Potager Farm grow delicious produce for Berlin’s food scene. Here’s how.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Elevating Veganuary – how vertical farming can help cut food system emissions

Events such as Veganuary and Meatless Monday have swept the world in recent times. Here’s how vertical farming can work in tandem.

Events such as Veganuary and Meatless Monday have swept the world in recent times. Here’s how vertical farming can work in tandem.

Friday, January 12, 2024

How we benefit from STEM ambassador expertise at IGS

Nurturing the next generation of STEM talent is crucial to the future of our industry. Here’s how we reap the benefits of ambassador expertise at IGS.

Nurturing the next generation of STEM talent is crucial to the future of our industry. Here’s how we reap the benefits of ambassador expertise at IGS.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Can you grow Christmas trees in a vertical farm?

Swap the lights of Lapland for LEDS and precision nutrition – here's how you can grow Christmas trees using vertical farming.

Swap the lights of Lapland for LEDS and precision nutrition – here's how you can grow Christmas trees using vertical farming.

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