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The Thermeleon Heat Battery increases the energy efficiency of greenhouses. By strategically buffering the surplus of heat during the day by cooling the greenhouse, the product provides sustainable heating at night. The result is a significant reduction in energy demand up to 30% and a more sustainable greenhouse.
CE-Line brings the laboratory towards the greenhouse. The CELINE technology can measure all essential macro en micro nutrients, fully automated, at laboratory quality. With that there is a continuous control over the nutrient concentrations in the drain- and irrigation water. The continuous and real-time measuring of the nutrients can be combined with the (individual) nutrient dosing systems to provides ideal nutrient ratio’s in the irrigation water.
Benefits: 5% higher yields, improved crop and fruit quality, reduced water and fertilizer consumption, and remote control over water and nutrient management.
Blockbax provides a platform that makes it possible to centralise data from any type of sensor or machine to one place, to create clear dashboards & analyses from here and then set alerts & actions on them without programming a single line for this.
Common examples are energy management, greenhouse climate insight & control, logistics track & tracing and proactive monitoring of critical machinery or other assets.
BBBLS uses an innovative method to additionally insulate greenhouses with soap bubbles. This makes it possible to produce high quality food with much less energy. Their vision is to create a desired growing climate, taking into account the outdoor climate and seasonal influences in order to create the most favorable conditions for greenhouses, or in short: Controlled Climate As A Service.
Hortiheroes pre-seed startups
Planthunters is the platform where retailers buy special plants directly from the grower.
After the retailer (garden centre, florist, decorator) has chosen online from a varied range of special and new plants, the grower delivers them via the exporter. Through shorter transparent lines and while preserving the chain, Planthunters ultimately aims for a 100% match between supply and demand with less waste. The winners? Both the grower, the exporter, the retailer, the customer and the plant!
Through innovative bio sensors, Vivent supplies crop monitoring services, to detect diseases and pests well before visual symptoms, to demonstrate the efficacy of crop treatments and to help growers optimise climate, nutrients, and irrigation. We do this by decoding naturally occurring biological signals and providing alerts and regular reports on crop health to our clients.