IDA is one of three partners behind the open source foodtech initiative Growstack. An international, open platform for engineers, IT professionals, scientists, foodies, chefs, designers, makers, entrepreneurs etc, to meet, collaborate, share knowledge and build new solutions together.
Growstack is a foodtech initiative that addresses an urgent food challenge.
"In the next 40 years, we need to produce as much food as what has been produced the last 8000 years." – Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever
One of humanity’s biggest challenges is to produce enough quality food for a rapidly growing population in a sustainable way. Scaling up conventional farming is simply not a viable option. We need alternatives.
Vertical farming is a promising alternative. It is resource-efficient with full control of an automated plant production. It enables local production of high-quality food with no pesticides. So far, high complexity and lack of transparency inhibit a lot of motivated people from getting involved.
Growstack exists in the intersection of innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and community.
It paves the way for new solutions by making vertical farming technology accessible, bringing motivated people together and removing the barriers to get started with new ways of producing food. We create an open platform where a motivated community of participants are equipped to build their own projects and startups.
Growstack is an open platform for engineers, IT professionals, scientists, foodies, chefs, designers, makers, entrepreneurs etc, to meet, collaborate, share knowledge and build new solutions together.
Everyone can join!
We meet every Wednesday from 6pm for our Vertical Wednesdays at IDA Innovate. They are open for all.
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