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develop optimised indoor crop varieties

BY LAUNCHING SCIENCE COMPANIES.
Primary agriculture is encountering mounting challenges from growing populations, depleted soil, invasive pests, and reduced water availability. The amount of farmland per person is projected to decrease by 2050 to one-third of the amount available in 1970. Despite these threats, to sustain future populations, farming will need to expand to an area the size of Brazil.
Controlled Environment Agriculture encompasses a range of techniques to grow crops indoors by controlling certain aspects of the environment including lighting, temperature, humidity, irrigation, fertigation and other factors that influence plant physiological responses. The industry has recently focused intensively on the high growth Vertical Farming market, which stacks crops to improve land use, but major bottlenecks remain neglected, namely around water use and cultivars of plants themselves, which remain optimised for more the environments in which they were bred.

 

OUR OFFER
You will join our in-house team of entrepreneurial scientists as a ‘Founding Analyst’ to lead opportunity analysis and venture creation in the Controlled Environment Agriculture opportunity area. Specifically, you will focus on mapping out the constraints and limitations currently leading to a lack of innovation, and build out high performance, multidisciplinary teams to augment your own capabilities. After approximately six to nine months, you will co-found up to three start-ups in the indoor agriculture space, taking the role of CEO or CTO at one. 
If you found a company whilst working with us, there’s up to £500k of investment, plus the further opportunity to carry out 6 figure industrial proof of concept work.
No prior idea or IP is required, and we are committed to supporting you to develop businesses that can rapidly leverage opportunities in the fast-growing CEA market.

 

THE IDEAL PROFILE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY

The ideal candidate will have experience in the arable crop or greenhouse horticulture industry, with expertise across some of the following technical domains: 

• Plant breeding, including phenopharming, genetic engineering, genome engineering, genome editing and functional genomics
• Plant cell biology and plant-mutualist interactions
• Hydroponics, aeroponics, aquaponics, indoor farming, vertical farming or urban agriculture
• Wastewater processing, blackwater/greywater treatment or artificial wetland

Primary agriculture is encountering mounting challenges from growing populations, depleted soil, invasive pests, and reduced water availability. The amount of farmland per person is projected to decrease by 2050 to one-third of the amount available in 1970. Despite these threats, to sustain future populations, farming will need to expand to an area the size of Brazil.

Controlled Environment Agriculture encompasses a range of techniques to grow crops indoors by controlling certain aspects of the environment including lighting, temperature, humidity, irrigation, fertigation and other factors that influence plant physiological responses. The industry has recently focused intensively on the high growth Vertical Farming market, which stacks crops to improve land use, but major bottlenecks remain neglected, namely around water use and cultivars of plants themselves, which remain optimised for more the environments in which they were bred.

 

OUR OFFER

You will join our in-house team of entrepreneurial scientists as a ‘Founding Analyst’ to lead opportunity analysis and venture creation in the Controlled Environment Agriculture opportunity area. Specifically, you will focus on mapping out the constraints and limitations currently leading to a lack of innovation, and build out high performance, multidisciplinary teams to augment your own capabilities. After approximately six to nine months, you will co-found up to three start-ups in the indoor agriculture space, taking the role of CEO or CTO at one. 

If you found a company whilst working with us, there’s up to £500k of investment, plus the further opportunity to carry out 6 figure industrial proof of concept work.

No prior idea or IP is required, and we are committed to supporting you to develop businesses that can rapidly leverage opportunities in the fast-growing CEA market.

 

THE IDEAL PROFILE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY

The ideal candidate will have experience in the arable crop or greenhouse horticulture industry, with expertise across some of the following technical domains: 

• Plant breeding, including phenopharming, genetic engineering, genome engineering, genome editing and functional genomics

• Plant cell biology and plant-mutualist interactions

• Hydroponics, aeroponics, aquaponics, indoor farming, vertical farming or urban agriculture

• Wastewater processing, blackwater/greywater treatment or artificial wetland

Interviews ongoing

Interviews ongoing