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An Israeli ag-tech leading company that develops and markets nature-based solutions for food and landscaping in the urban ecosystem is looking for partners under distribution services agreement and joint venture agreement

Country of origin:
Country: 
ISRAEL
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOIL20201102001
Published
04/11/2020
Last update
12/01/2021
Expiration date
13/01/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Agriculture Machinery / Technology
Crop Production
Micro- and Nanotechnology related to agriculture
Food and feed ingredients
Other Consumer Related (not elsewhere classified)
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
Growing of other non-perennial crops
Other specialised construction activities n.e.c.
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Summary

Summary: 
This Israeli Ag-tech company develops nature-based solutions for food and landscaping in the urban ecosystem, promoting living walls and vertical farming. Living walls for wellness and reduction of carbon Emissions and vertical farming soil-based containers. The company is looking for project collaboration in the fields of urban landscape development under joint venture agreement. In addition, the company is looking for institutional food industry distributors under distribution agreement.

Description

Description: 

Established in 2006, this leading Ag-tech Israeli company develops and markets vertical growing systems for smart cities.
Using cutting-edge technology and smart monitors, lush greenery and clean agriculture grow in optimum conditions, both indoors and outdoors with minimal maintenance. The soil-based vertical field makes the most efficient use of urban spaces, providing real results that make cities greener, healthier, and more sustainable.
The company's mission is to lead the transformation of the urban ecosystem by bringing innovation and cutting-edge technology that will integrate nature values with human life.
The company aims to create healthier, prettier environments that improve the quality of urban life.

The company specialized in two segments of operation:

- Living wall that is a modular, lush green living wall designed with state-of-the-art, geoponic (soil-based) technology for both interiors and exteriors. It can be installed in an office, building, or neighborhood. This solution combines beauty, nature and urban plant growth for thermal and acoustic insulation.
An environment with plants is proven to improve health and diminish the city heat island effect. Their air purification filter system comprised of plants removes ~95% of a building’s pollutants. It is easy to maintain and suitable as a wall covering to filter noise and enhance productivity.
- Portable urban farm, which is a new way to meet the rising global population’s need for food supply by growing plants in any indoor or outdoor space in cities.
The company aims to transform the way people consume food and make shifts in the food supply chain, shortening the distance from the consumer to the edible plant and largely removing transportation expenses.
This portable urban farm, constructed in a ’40 Container, can be positioned in a parking lot or roof of any building or commercial site, including restaurants, groceries, hotels, corporations, and more.
The company has been exporting to South Korea, Italy, Georgia and is looking for institutional food industry distributors under distribution agreement and for projects collaboration in fields of urban landscape development under joint venture agreement. The company looks for institutional food industry distributors, with a strong base of clients of large food chain stores, such as restaurants, hotels, educational institutions, and more, interested in portable soil-based farming solutions. As well as companies that specialize in establishing large projects in the field of landscape development under joint venture agreement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Emissions of pollutants have adverse effects on climate and health. Vegetation has positive effects on both. Living walls can be adapted to the varying environments of the urban centers, where most human activity is concentrated and the citizens are highly exposed to pollutants and the urban heat island. Advantages and innovation of a living wall: - Convenience: simple instruction at no cost. - Water saving: watering a wall once a week, instead of ten times a day using the hydroponic method. - No professional knowledge required: no water filtration system or need for PH balance. - Saving the cost of maintenance: the system lasts a long time - It saves money, proving similar benefits to green roofs, with additional benefits such as higher cost-effective model, precious activities and more. - By shading, green walls can lower summer's temperatures and reduce energy costs by 23 % . - It acts as a barrier sound to the building because these solutions allow more than 40% of noise absorption. - These products cause a strong Biophilia effect, improving well- being, reducing stress and increasing productivity. Advantages and innovations of vertical farm: - The unique geoponic (soil based) platform is capable of growing over 200 types of crops that can be planted and harvested easily, and grow to maturity in 21 days. - The system is easy to operate without any training or professional agricultural expertise. - The portable urban farm can be positioned in a parking lot or roof of any building or commercial site, including restaurants, groceries, hotels, corporations and more. - 6-7 tons are grown per year in each container - Containers are closed units that are not dependent on weather/seasons which is an advantage in cold countries

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company has been exporting to South Korea, Italy, Georgia and is looking for institutional food industry distributors under distribution agreement and for projects' collaboration in fields of urban landscape development under joint venture agreement. The company looks for distributors, with a strong base of clients of large food chain stores, in the institutional food industry, such as restaurants, hotels, educational institutions, and more, interested in portable soil-based farming solutions. As well as companies that specialize in establishing large projects in the field of landscape development under joint venture agreement.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,SME 51-250

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