IGS is a multi-award-winning global business, based in Scotland, which designs, supplies, and supports vertical farms for growers all around the world. It was founded in 2013 by a farmer and an engineer – addressing key challenges in the food industry with precision indoor agriculture.
We blend our engineering, crop science and agronomy skills to build the best technology to allow our customers (the growers) to succeed. Our vertical farming systems use Total Control Environment Agriculture (TCEA) to manage each stage of the growth cycle and all operational inputs. The software determines optimal recipes of weather and manages the operation of the farm: lighting, watering and ventilation as well as applying nutrition.
In 2018, IGS opened its Crop Research Centre in Invergowrie, Scotland, based at the James Hutton Institute, a world-renowned crop and plant science research facility. At this site, we work in close collaboration with industry and our customers to continually advance the understanding of plant science both for growing in our vertical farms, and to impact certain crop qualities and improve economic performance.