May 22, 2019
Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit in New York attracts start-ups

Seven dynamic international agtech start-ups will be taking the spotlight at the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit in New York, (June 19-20), seeking investment opportunities and corporate connections to scale up innovative solutions including machine learning algorithms, A.I., hydroponics technology and indoor farming production.

The summit’s Technology Showcase session will feature a selection of exciting entrepreneurs as they pitch to an audience of 300 indoor operators, food producers, technology developers, investors and retailers from around the world. The TechHub is a dedicated space for start-ups to showcase their breakthrough solutions up close within the exhibition and networking area.

Featured start-ups include:

La Grangette (France): produces fresh, organic and locally grown food that is better for consumers and the environment. With La Grangette the consumer can grow their own vegetables easily at home throughout the year with its autonomous kitchen garden.

Computomics (Germany): unlocks the diversity of biological life to enable data-driven decisions and accelerate sustainable agricultural development using multi-omics datasets. Computomics helps agricultural biotech, breeding and indoor farming companies to unlock genotype-phenotype relationships.

Root AI (USA): is on a mission to create intelligent robots that help growers build the farms of the future. The start-up has introduced its first agricultural robot, dubbed the Virgo 1, which can pick tomatoes without bruising them and detect ripeness better than humans.

Lettuce Lads (Canada): is increasing access to locally grown, quality food through innovation within hydroponics technology. Lettuce Lads will empower farmers to grow more with less, providing year-round access to local food for everyone. The company will build an operational prototype of their design in the Bow Valley this summer.

Grow Computer (USA): is the first of its kind operating system for any indoor agriculture farm or grow. Through its smart, IoT platform ‘GrowOS’ it gives indoor and hydroponic growers advanced monitoring, controls, data tracking and sharing right from a computer or smartphone.

Babylon (USA): has created automated, scalable hydroponic systems that make it simple and cost-effective to grow premium quality ingredients onsite and on demand.

Sustainable Indoor Growing System – SIGS (USA): is designed to produce large numbers of affordable, higher quality grafted vegetable transplants, with fewer resources such as water, fertilizer and pesticides.

The summit will welcome international indoor farm operators, their supply chain and retail/food service clients from across the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia including 80 Acres Farms, Autogrow, AeroFarms, BrightFarms, Bowery Farming, Driscoll’s, Gotham Greens, Fluence by Osram, Ikea, InFarm, International Space Station National Laboratory, MIT Media Lab, Samsung Electronics LED Business, Shenandoah Growers, S2G Ventures, Smallhold, Temple Court, Wells Fargo, Wendy’s, Whole Foods Market, USDA and US Foods.

Co-located with the Future Food-Tech Summit (June 18-19), the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit is part of the Rethink Agri-Food Innovation Series hosted by Rethink Events, focused on international networking and deal-making for food and agribusinesses, solution providers, entrepreneurs and investors.

For more information about the event program, speakers and delegate registration, visit

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