Belgium-based Urban Crop Solutions has been recognized for its innovative approach to indoor farming. The company has been named the fourth Most Innovative company in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa by Fast Company. Urban Crop Solutions is the only indoor farming company to be included in this category. In addition, the company stood out for the launch of PharmSpeeTM, a platform that uses plants instead of animal cells or synthetic materials to produce ingredients for various industries.
PharmSpeeTM combines a scientifically proven and validated method with Urban Crop Solutions’ plant science expertise and technology. The platform has successfully replaced a traditionally animal-based practice with plants. This method has drastically reduced the high production cost associated with using animal-based bioreactors, lowered production cycles from 6-12 weeks to 5-6 weeks, and ultimately, time-to-market more resource-efficiently. PharmSpeeTM has not only reduced production costs but also reduced the environmental impact of the production process.
Urban Crop Solutions has invested heavily in its technology and growth solutions, as well as its research center and Research & Innovation stream, since its establishment in 2014. This investment has allowed them to develop innovative solutions such as PharmSpeeTM. The company’s commitment to research and development has made it an indoor farming leader. As a result, urban Crop Solutions has recently accumulated numerous awards and recognitions, such as FoodTech 500 and the AgTech Breakthrough Awards.
The recognition from Fast Company is a significant achievement for Urban Crop Solutions commented the company. The ranking confirms the company’s position as a leader in the indoor farming industry. PharmSpeeTM’s launch has demonstrated Urban Crop Solutions’ commitment to finding sustainable and innovative solutions to complex problems. The company’s use of plant-based solutions has attracted interest from various industries, especially the biotech sector. Urban Crop Solutions’ innovative approach has the potential to transform the way we produce ingredients, making it a company to watch in the years to come.
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