We are thrilled to be part of the Innovation Network for Urban Horticulture (INUGA) kickoff event. Our project, “Mittendrin,” in collaboration with Maschinen- & Metallbau Vonhoegen, the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME), BioMat (University Stuttgart), and the City of Aachen, focuses on energy-optimized vertical farming as an integral part of urban architecture.

INUGA provided an excellent platform for us to connect with other projects, companies, research institutions, policymakers, and experts in the field. We had the opportunity to share our innovative ideas and solutions for integrating vertical farming into urban landscapes.

Through our collaboration, we aim to explore how energy optimization techniques can be applied to vertical farming, making it a sustainable and efficient solution for urban food production. By integrating vertical farming into the urban architecture, we envision a future where fresh and nutritious produce is grown right in the heart of our cities.

INUGA has been instrumental in facilitating knowledge exchange and networking, allowing us to explore synergies and collaborate with other projects in the urban horticulture sector. Together with our project partners, we are committed to advancing green infrastructure and sustainable plant production in urban areas.

With funding from the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft- BMEL), we are excited to contribute to the development of energy-optimized vertical farming through our collaborative efforts in the “Mittendrin” project.