Promoter: Canguru Foods
Territorial reach: National
SDG: 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure, 11. Sustainable cities and communities, 12. Responsible consumption and production
An innovative closed-system for crop cultivation (indoor farming in modules of 30 m2) that, thanks to advanced agricultural technologies – agtech, monitors data and artificial intelligence and uses the wasted energy from buildings and their CO2 emissions for crop production.
This innovation stems from four years of market research and investigation, backed by Instituto Superior Técnico and MIT Portugal. Its primary target market is large buildings in urban areas (offices, shopping centres, hospitals, hotels, etc.) that serve meals and have high energy consumption and food wastage.
Sustainable Development Goalsl
This project contributes to the following SDG targets:
Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending
By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle