Svegro started a pilot project for AI-controlled cultivation in the greenhouse on Färingsö outside Stockholm

"The pilot project was very successful"

For six months, a large study on basil was carried out together with the consulting company Codon Consulting. The experiments could, among other things, identify deviations in the quality of the crops and propose adjustments to the cultivation climate.

"The pilot project was very successful, and we realized early the potential in scaling up the study to a full-scale cultivation platform with integrated AI technology. The new grant from Vinnova enables us to continue to develop a cost-effective, digital solution with the potential to facilitate production for thousands of indoor growers", says Oscar Rosdahl, CEO of Svegro, in a press release.

Reduce energy consumption
The new large-scale system for digital indoor cultivation is expected to be ready in 2022. The purpose of the new platform is to create an automated monitoring and control of greenhouse cultivation. Through image data collection that can assess the growth and health of crops, Svegro wants to help growers reduce their energy consumption and create more efficient food production.

Better precision
"To meet the demand for local raw materials, a combination of cost-effective and sustainable production is required, as well as an end product that meets the consumer's needs. Our platform is based on modular design, which makes it possible for greenhouse growers to adapt the solution to their existing systems. The platform integrates all data collection, monitoring and control, which results in large time and financial savings. The AI integration also means that a larger amount of data can be compared and thus contribute to better precision in production control," says Oscar Rosdahl.


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