Scottish agritech firm bolsters board with seasoned business leader, Chicago-based Andrea Zopp
Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), the Edinburgh-headquartered agricultural infrastructure business, has welcomed seasoned business leader and attorney, Andrea Zopp, to its board. Ms Zopp joins IGS’ non-executive team to help drive forward the business’ global expansion as it builds capacity to deploy its vertical farming machines to customers on four continents.
IGS selects Loveland, Colorado for North American headquarters
Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) has today announced that Loveland, Colorado, will be home to its North American headquarters as the business continues its expansion. Opening a base of operations in Loveland will allow the company to better support North American customers, the company’s fastest growing market.
UK Government recognises vital role of vertical farming at Downing Street’s ‘Spring Showcase'
IGS exhibited at 10 Downing Street’s ‘Spring Showcase’, an event to celebrate the most exciting and innovative tech businesses in the UK food and agriculture industry.
A machine for growing: looking at IGS' technology differently with Delivery Rank
CEO of IGS, David Farquhar, recently sat down with Sarah Kirton from Delivery Rank to talk all things IGS and discuss how our vertical farming solution can help transform the food production industry, making it more sustainable and helping combat issues with food security across the world.
IGS awarded the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label
IGS has been awarded the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” label, an award for clean and profitable solutions. IGS successfully demonstrated that its solution can create jobs and generate profit while also reducing polluting emissions and preserving natural resources.
IGS to deliver vertical farming solution supporting first solar-powered commercial scale farm in Perth, Australia
Indoor agritech specialist IGS has secured a partnership with Eden Towers, the hyper-efficient vertical farming business, to power a commercial scale vertical farm in Western Australia to grow leafy greens, specialty crops and begin the development of indigenous crops to support the local indigenous community and enter new markets.
Class above the rest: IGS to develop academic partnership outreach with appointment of Chris Horne
IGS, the leading agritech business takes another strategic step forward as it welcomes on board Chris Horne.
IGS wins the Scottish Engineering Award 2021
IGS has been named ‘Company of the Year’ at the Scottish Engineering Awards in 2021. The winners were announced during a gala dinner at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel, marking a return to a physical awards ceremony after the pandemic disrupted the usual way of celebrating.
Intelligent Growth Solutions wins 2021 AgTech Breakthrough Award
Annual awards programme recognises innovation in agricultural technologies around the globe
IGS wins Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture “Best in Class” award
IGS has been recognised at the 2021 Center of Excellence for Indoor Agriculture’s ‘Best in Class’ awards, taking home the title of Best Indoor Production System (starting $500k and up).
Strategic appointment of Gonçalo Neves bolsters IGS industry expertise and opportunities for growth
IGS, the leading agritech business takes another strategic step forward as it welcomes on board vertical farming specialist and industry veteran Gonçalo Neves.
IGS wins Growth & Scale award at Fieldays
IGS has been awarded the ‘Growth and Scale’ prize at the Fieldays Innovation Awards.
IGS welcomes new cohort of Saltire Scholarship interns
Today, IGS has welcomed a new intake of summer interns as part of the Saltire Scholar Internship programme.
IGS scoops top accolade at Made in Scotland Awards
IGS’s commitment to innovative technology development has been recognised at the 5th annual Made in Scotland Awards, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.
IGS appoints first CFO to augment leadership team and support global expansion
Appointment of Sarah Willis will bolster readiness for rapid growth.
IGS joins industry experts speaking at BioDundee International Conference
CEO of IGS, David Farquhar, spoke at the 20th annual BioDundee International Conference earlier this week.
IGS enters UAE market, signing deal with Madar Farms to enhance food security in the GCC region
IGS has signed a partnership deal with AgTech R&D experts and growers, Madar Farms, bringing its vertical farming technology to the UAE for the first time. Based in Abu Dhabi, Madar Farms has already developed a range of premium quality indoor grown crops to supply into the local UAE retail market and this deal will allow it to scale its operations.
IGS chooses to challenge for International Women’s Day 2021
IGS celebrates International Women's Day by embracing the #ChooseToChallenge theme for 2021.
IGS sets up (work)shop at Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc
IGS to use 5,000 sq ft space to refine customer delivery ahead of international deployment of its vertical farming systems.
IGS makes strong start to 2021 with appointment of globally experienced Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Lloyd’s appointment demonstrates strategic growth trajectory for tech business.
IGS shortlisted in FoodTech 500
IGS has been named amongst the shortlisted companies in the 2020 FoodTech 500, compiled by Forward Fooding.
Silver for IGS at British Farming Awards
IGS is delighted to have been awarded silver at the 2020 British Farming Awards in the Agri-Tech Innovator of the Year category.
IGS signs significant export deal with Jungle to supply French retail market
Scottish technology to create one of Europe’s largest vertical farms.
Pairing the future of food production with Fettercairn whisky
David Farquhar, CEO of IGS, visited Fettercairn Distillery to present to malt whisky writers about the future of food and drink in Scotland.
Full scale production of growth trays begins
IGS has reached a significant milestone as our growth trays have officially gone into full-scale production, supported by our assembly partners Greenfold Systems Ltd.
#inspiredbyVIBES: IGS visits Scottish Parliament for VIBES Awards celebration
Following on from IGS' win in the 'Innovating Scotland' category at the 2019 VIBES Scottish Environment Business awards in November, CEO David Farquhar was invited to visit the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh this week to take part in a panel discussion alongside representatives of some of the other award-winning Scottish companies.
Food for thought: Scotland’s leading role in vertical farming discussed
Scotland’s world-leading role in the vertical farming movement will come under the spotlight this month, in the latest in a series of VisitScotland public talks aimed at building a platform for attracting future business events.
IGS completes deal with Vertegrow to build Scotland’s first commercial vertical farm
New vertical farming operator to adopt IGS agritech platform in Scotland.
Scottish response to global food security profiled at UAE summit
Representing IGS, CEO David Farquhar travelled to Abu Dhabi last week to attend the prestigious invitation-only 2020 Milken Institute Middle East and Africa (MEA) Summit.
Dundee community groups supporting vulnerable locals with vertically grown veg
Community groups across the Dundee area have been delivering fresh produce to local residents who have been most heavily impacted by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. The produce has been grown by IGS in Scotland’s first vertical farm based at the James Hutton Institute in Invergowrie.
Double the brainpower means twice the success for 8-year-old twins
Eight-year-old twins Heidi and Marissa recently visited IGS' demonstration facility in Invergowrie to see a real life vertical farm after they built their own model for a school project.
Is urban farming the future?
CEO of IGS, David Farquhar, travelled to the Netherlands recently to attend an exploratory workshop on Urban Agriculture at Wageningen University and Research.
IGS attends Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Week in Singapore
IGS at Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Week in Singapore with a clear message of collaboration
IGS announces referral partnership with IREP in Middle East
IGS is delighted to announce a referral partnership agreement with International Real Estate Partners (IREP), the international facilities management firm. The agreement is specifically focused on indoor vertical farming for the UAE and Saudi Arabian markets.
IGS named amongst winners of Super Connect for Good 2020
IGS has been named winner in the AI for Good category of the Super Connect for Good 2020 competition, sponsored by Microsoft for Startups.
IGS named as a 2020 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner
IGS Limited, has been named amongst the winners of Red Herring’s Top 100 North America 2020 event, which recognises some of the world’s most exciting and innovative technology companies.
IGS senior team expands further, welcoming Donald Mackenzie as Head of HR
Donald Mackenzie to help build growing team as the technology company expands to supply a global customer base.
IGS has the world in its sights with appointment of Global Projects Director
Kathleen Honeyman joins IGS as Global Projects Director to drive vertical farm implementation worldwide.
IGS appoints Lawrence Ross as Chief Product Officer
Lawrence Ross joins Scottish technology company to drive forward R&D.
IGS provides record support for Scottish Internship Programme
Entrepreneurial Scotland has announced that its Saltire Scholar Internship Programme 2020 has received a major boost from IGS.
IGS becomes Scottish Engineering member
IGS has formally confirmed its membership of Scottish Engineering, the support and lobbying organisation for the manufacturing and engineering industry in Scotland.
IGS Head of Software Engineering joins national call to arms against COVID-19 with Team Rubicon
Head of Software Engineering at IGS, Gordy Wills, has been deployed as part of UK-based disaster relief charity Team Rubicon's efforts to support the country through the challenges of COVID-19.
An update from IGS CEO, David Farquhar – COVID-19
As we continue to monitor the developments of COVID-19, our primary concern remains the health, safety and security of our team. As such, we made the decision on 16th March to move to home-working for the foreseeable future, for all those members of the team for whom that is an option.
IGS continues to go for growth
2019 was a year of growth for IGS. With the appointment of a new globally experienced management team, the business’ priority has been to build and develop a talented crew of software developers, engineers, product specialists and marketeers.
IGS named finalists in KPMG's Best British Tech Pioneer competition
IGS has been named one of five finalists in KPMG's Best British Tech Pioneer competition, a national contest which concluded last week with Cambridge-based 3D holography company, VividQ, taking the top prize.
IGS celebrates its 7th birthday
This month, IGS celebrates its 7th birthday, and we're looking back over the years at just how far we've come from a tiny startup based in Invergowrie to an organisation employing more than forty people and with offices as far afield as Chicago!
IGS scoops win at Scottish Tech Startup Awards
Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) has continued its winning streak to take home the Tech for Good award at the 2019 Scottish Tech Startup Awards.
Day 2 at LuxLive – Europe’s largest lighting event
The IGS team has had a busy two days at the 2019 LuxLive event showcasing our modular Intelligent Grid Solutions.
IGS takes home Innovating Scotland prize at VIBES Awards
IGS has been awarded the hotly contested ‘Innovating Scotland’ prize at the 20th anniversary VIBES Awards, Scotland’s annual environmental business awards.
Day 1 at LuxLive - Europe's largest lighting event
IGS visited LuxLive 2019 at ExCeL London to showcase its new commercial lighting offering.
IGS named top tech company in Scotland
IGS has been awarded the top spot in the inaugural Scotland Tech 50 list.
IGS nominated for the Scotland Tech Top 50 - voting open now!
IGS has been shortlisted for a prestigious nationwide innovation award run by tech publication BusinessCloud.
Intelligent Farming: The Future of Agriculture
Intelligent Farming: The Future of Agriculture Intelligent, or smart farming, is an innovative approach to agriculture that uses modern technology to improve various areas of farming, such as planting, irrigation, fertilisation, and crop management, resulting in higher agricultural yields and higher quality crops. In this article, we will cover the benefits of smart farming, the technologies employed in this method, and the differences between smart farming and traditional agriculture
The Importance of Integrated Farming Systems & Vertical Farming in Sustainable Agriculture
The Importance of Integrated Farming Systems & Vertical Farming in Sustainable Agriculture In today's world, agriculture faces many challenges, such as climate change, food security, and environmental degradation. Integrated farming offers a comprehensive solution to these challenges by combining different farming practices. In this article, we explore the benefits of integrated farming, focusing particularly on vertical farming, and how it can help address some of the world's most pressing agricultural issues.