The IGS story

Where agriculture and engineering combine

Founded in 2013, IGS brought together decades of farming and engineering experience to create an agritech business with a vision to revolutionise the indoor growing market.

The opportunity to bring greater climate control to a growing environment was significant. The ability to manage power consumption was revolutionary. The simplicity of its implementation and use is pivotal.

Our commitment to innovation has continued apace to develop patented plug-and-play vertical farming technology systems which deliver consistently high-quality food produce onsite at a customer's location.

Leafy green crop seedling with roots places in a pair of hands. More seedings in background.

The system is designed to drive efficiency and create an indoor growing environment with economy and simplicity at its heart. With our highly flexible deployment method, our systems are designed to be infinitely scalable in line with customers’ requirements.

We launched our first demonstration farm in 2018, having invested approximately £7m in R&D. We believe our platforms offer the greatest levels of control and achieve levels of economic viability, power management, scale and environmental impact compared to other systems on the market.

We continue to invest over £1m per annum in R&D and our products are internationally recognised as best-in-class and repeatedly award-winning.

Basil in growth trays in an IGS vertical farm under red  LED lights.

Where technology meets science

The IGS Crop Research Centre is based at the James Hutton Institute, a world-renowned crop and plant science research facility. IGS and the Hutton collaborate closely to help advance the understanding of plant science for indoor growing.

Within our own IGS team we employ a team of plant scientists who are working alongside our software and hardware teams to ensure our customers access the best and most up to date information which is tailored to their requirements of operation and growing. ​

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