Companies and knowledge institutions work together in the LivingLab to develop, test and implement Smart Urban Food Solutions. They apply their innovations in a specially designed part of the LivingLab, which includes a cell almost 10-metres high on the fourth floor and (partly open ceiling to) fifth floor. The LivingLab regularly attracts international visitors and delegations.
The Netherlands is an international frontrunner in the field of modern horticulture. On the fifth floor, large and small enterprises work together on new technologies and solutions for food cultivation, energy and the circular economy. This is where they present their innovations to a wider audience, including investors and knowledge institutions. It is also where they help to secure the Netherlands’ position as a global leader in vertical urban farming.
The farm zone on the fourth floor offers forward-thinking companies the opportunity to carry out vertical urban farming. This may involve seaweed farming, cultivating mushrooms and insects or growing algae and cress. As the facility is indoors, there are no external influences: production is completely controllable and the growers can accurately differentiate between flavours, colours and nutrients.