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Dubai Is Building An Indoor GigaFarm

January 26, 2024
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The United Arab Emirates wants to build the largest indoor farm in the entire world.

What’s happening:

  • Vertical farming startup Intelligent Growth Solutions has raised €22.5M in a new Series C financing
  • The new growth capital will go towards global expansion and integrating their vertical farming technology into commercial size operations

Why it matters:

  • Intelligent Growth Solutions and Dubai based ReFarm have entered into a groundbreaking partnership to build the largest indoor vertical farm in the UAE
  • The new facility, which is being called a GigaFarm, represents a significant opportunity for the UAE to become leaders in large scale indoor farming

By the numbers:

  • The planned GigaFarm being built by Intelligent Growth Systems and ReFarm will be more than 900,000 square feet and capable of replacing 1% of all food imports into the country

Going deeper:

  • The UAE has been making significant moves to decarbonize and accelerate innovation across agriculture, technology and even Bitcoin mining
  • The new GigaFarm could potentially be a exponential leap forward for food security in the UAE and could also be significant validation for the concept of vertical farming at large scale

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