New member joins PlantHive !

New member joins PlantHive !

Dear friends, followers and backers, We are happy to announce that a new member is joining our team: Dr. Dornbusch, PhD. He has 10 years of research experience on plant phenotyping with expertise on image and statistical data analytics. Prior to joining us, he was working for LemnaTec, a global player in providing plant phenotyping hardware and solutions. Dr. Dornbusch is taking over as Chief of Operations and push the next step in our business concept. His initial primary task…

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Our first quality test of the new multi-spectral LED imaging setup

Our first quality test of the new multi-spectral LED imaging setup

 We have designed the PlantHive Smart Garden to be a state-of-the-art indoor farming chamber/personal food computer, which allows end-users to grow plants under optimized growth conditions, and thus get maximal yield and product quality. We are striving to transcends its initial purpose as an indoor farming appliance by adding imaging capabilities. Our team has implemented a multi-color LED panel and a suitable multi-spectral camera to optimize light quality for plant growth. Temperature, humidity, light intensity, spectral light composition and day…

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We welcome a new product in our product line: The Eco Grower

We welcome a new product in our product line: The Eco Grower

Dear followers, Today, we are welcoming a new product in our family. Our team has researched into some more minimalist Smart Gardens and has chosen to become a reseller for a model that combines decent growing capabilities and affordable price: The Eco Grower The Eco Grower is a compact desktop Shallow Water Culture (SWC) system, mounted with LED grow-lights. Although the device does not support App connectivity, its control is very intuitive. There are 3 light programs to choose from…

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PlantHive obtains the European Seal of Excellence

PlantHive obtains the European Seal of Excellence

Dear PlantHive community, We are proud to announce that our company was awarded the European Seal of Excellence by the European Commission, in the framework of Horrizon 2020, the EU framework program for research and innovation! We are happy to see that our efforts are recognized by the EU Commission and we are honored to have received the Seal of Excellence, since it gives us a solid indication that we are going towards the right direction. Stay tuned for more…

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PlantHive goes to GreenTech 2019

PlantHive goes to GreenTech 2019

Dear PlantHivers, Last week we attended the GreenTech 2019 conference, which took place in Amsterdam between the 11th and 13th of June! Attending horticulture-centered events that amass a great number of industry players is critical for expanding our network! More than 3,000 visitors and 500 horticulture-centered companies were present at the trade-show: LED manufacturers, greenhouse climate control companies, horticulture consultants, professional growers, fertilizer and seed manufacturers, … the list can go-on endlessly! it’s nice to see how fast our industry…

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Production update #3

Production update #3

Dear PlantHive enthusiasts and IndieGogo backers, As of today, it has been 4 months since the original shipping target for the Beta and Gamma units. This delay was not our intention, but the time to develop and produce a product of quality was longer than initially estimated. As of now, we already had to put forth twice as much work as originally planned, to iterate on our application, our electronics, as well as our mechanical structure, before we produce the…

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PlantHive attends HackBelgium 2019

PlantHive attends HackBelgium 2019

Dear PlantHive enthusiasts, From the 28th until the 31st of March, our team attended the annual conference/workshop, Hack Belgium, which took part in Thurn et Taxis, the biggest venue of our hometown! Hack Belgium is the perfect place for networking, as well as an excellent opportunity for our team to take our minds of the stress, and give us some time to reflect on our advancement. This was the third time we took part in this event. As always, our…

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PlantHive goes to Aquafarm/Novelfarm 2019

PlantHive goes to Aquafarm/Novelfarm 2019

Dear PlantHive enthusiasts, Last week Yanni and I attended the Aquafarm/Novelfarm conference which took place in the town of Pordenone, located in the North of Italy. Transporting a prototype to a conference is always a challenge! This time we chose to go by car, which made it a very long trip to reach our destination. We still managed to catch some nice views while we passed through Luxembourg, Metz, Strasbourg, Basel, Zurich and Milan. This year, the conference was split…

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Production update #2

Production update #2

Dear PlantHive enthusiasts and Indiegogo backers, We are taking the final development steps before ordering the spare parts of our Smart Gardens for assembly and shipping. We still though need some more time to work on the last details of our electronic components. Our LED panel has been fully revised, and we are proud to announce that it will be much more efficient and versatile than our previous model! We’re also getting close to the finishing line of our mechanical…

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2018 Highlights

2018 Highlights

Dear PlantHive enthusiasts, 2018 was a great year for us! As planned, we attended numerous fairs and trade-shows, to raise awareness about our product and the advent of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). We also launched our first crowdfunding campaign, and are very grateful to our first Beta and Gamma testers, as well as early-bird users for their support. In terms of events, we attended Eisenwarenmesse in Köln (Germany), AquaFarm in Pordenone (Italy), Hack-Belgium in our hometown, Brussels, Infoshare in Gdansk…

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