A large Finnish research institute promoting bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources has developed a unique method for reducing nitrate content in leafy salad crops cultivated in greenhouses or plant factories. The method utilizes betaine compounds. The aim is to commercialize the developed solution by using licensing or research cooperation agreement.
The institute has wide experience in greenhouse cultivation, hydroponic and vertical farming, plant health, different cultivation methods, plant nutrition and fertigation. In addition, the institute has strong experience in research, commercialization, and international research sales.
The institution has applied patents for the invention. The patent has been granted in Finland. Also, US and the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patents have been applied.
The institute is looking for partners for licensing or research collaboration:
- Option for evaluation and testing of the invention
- Testing and development support by customer funded expert services
- Licensing and offering know-how
The research institute is looking for partners from the chemical, fertilizer, plant health, plant nutrition industry in the Japan, the USA, the Netherlands, Spain, and Denmark.