Saturn Bioponics in UK government’s 25 Year Environment Plan
Research and innovation are part of the answer. Agri-tech developments can significantly improve farm performance, in terms of both profits and the environment. Properly implemented precision farming, resource efficiency, and better livestock and crop management can achieve more effective sustainable productivity growth. An example from the Agri-tech Catalyst programme is Saturn Bioponics’ and ValeFresco’s successful trial of a vertical hydroponic growth system for Pak Choi at a polytunnel operated by ValeFresco. This has demonstrated between a three- and four-fold increase in crop yield on the same land area, with reduced input requirements (water, fertiliser and pesticides) and improved crop quality. Saturn Bioponics has received a government productivity award for its work. Read more (p.36)
Changing how the world eats: Saturn Bioponics’ growing revolution
We believe that the current food system is broken, and it’s not working for anyone – including the consumer. That’s why at Saturn Bioponics, we’re working towards evolving the primary food production industry. Read about Saturn Bioponics on Innovate Blog
Saturn Bioponics is an award-winning provider of hydroponic solutions. We apply the latest in hydroponic science and technology to deliver yield increases of up to 4 times, whilst improving quality traits, reducing costs of production and delivering sustainable intensification.
We are offering the opportunity to undertake an internship for a 6-12 month period. During this time you will learn about hydroponic science and technology, including: hardware and systems; irrigation and fertigation strategies; cultivation techniques; research, data collection and analysis; and the commercial aspects of bringing innovations to life in the agricultural sector.
The position does involve some physical work in greenhouse conditions.
Experience or skills in any of the following would be beneficial: hydroponics, aquaponics, agriculture, horticulture, plant science, biology, chemistry, data collection and research methods, farms and gardens.
Please note that Saturn Bioponics Internships are intense learning experiences with the opportunity to lead to full time employment in our fast growing company.
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturn Bioponics CTO Arnoud Witteveen speaking at Innovate 2017 Feeding the World
This years INNOVATE 2017 explored the major themes brought about by the pace and complexity of our world and discussed what that means for the individual, business and governments.
Arnoud was taking a part in discussion on the topic Feeding the World.
The session was focusing on the following:
How a planet of 10 billion people will feed itself? Can innovation deliver greater food security and climate smart eating? Will we all eat insects in the future? What are the alternative sources of protein when eating animals is unsustainable? How do corporates inspire internal innovation and how do they work with external innovation platforms to accelerate growth?
Watch the full discussion below
Saturn Bioponics: UK success just the start for 3D crop-grower
Innovate UK has helped a Midlands firm develop high-volume, crop-growing technology that can transform commercial food production.
Birmingham-based Saturn Bioponics has developed technology called the Saturn Grower that can produce 4 times more crop yield than conventional growing methods. Read More
Finding the winning formula for successful innovation
Last week, Innovate UK recognised five of the UK’s most innovative small and medium-sized companies as part of the Innovate UK SME Innovation Awards 2016. It was part of a journey that often starts with KTN: we work with many innovative companies across all business sectors and technology areas, helping them through their business cycle to achieve success. Read more
Saturn Bioponics won award of Innovation leading to productivity improvement at SME innovation awards 2016
Successful innovation by 18 British companies has been recognised in Innovate UK’s second SME innovation awards.
The awards aim to recognise examples of innovation excellence among the projects funded by Innovate UK. The awards celebrate projects and companies that demonstrate the impact of innovation on business growth and driving the economy, and can inspire others.
They were presented in Parliament by Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation and hosted by Damian Collins MP for Folkestone and Hythe.
Saturn speaking at Fruit Attraction 2016 in Madrid
Saturn’s research and development manager Arnoud Witteveen will be speaking at this week’s Fruit Attraction in Madrid. The event, Europe’s largest expo for fruit and vegetable producers takes place between 5th and 7th October. Saturn will be part of UKTI’s stand with Arnoud talking about the benefits of technology and hydroponics to growers.