Partnering opportunity

Innovative production process in hydroponics to overcome the critical issues of hop’s production

Summary

An Italian startup has developed an innovative production process in hydroponics to overcome the critical issues of hop’s production. Thanks to this process it is possible to produce hops and profit from it even on problematic soil and unfavourable weather conditions. The SME is looking for breweries or farmers in Germany, England, USA, Israel and Austria, interested in this production process to produce hydroponic hops with a commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Partner sought

Breweries or farmers, interested in a commercial agreement with technical assistance, are partners sought to produce hydroponic hops .

Description

This Italian startup based in Latium Region has developed an innovative production technique of hops through hydroponics. The process guides customers throughout the life cycle of the plant, including the phase of processing and reuse of processing waste. The SME is able to supply various products and services, such as: hydroponic plant, nutritive solution, sensors, consultancy, transformation, sale (in the future) and reuse of processing waste. The process allows to overcome the critical issues of the cultivation on soil: the production is protected from atmospheric agents (greenhouse), the crop per square meter is four times higher, significant savings in water and soil, the absence of pesticides, aromas and unique flavours thanks to the continuous improvement of the nutritive solution. The customer will be guided in the management choices by an operator of the SME from remote who will acquire the production data through a sensor implanted in a sample pot. The SME is looking for breweries or farmers in Germany, England, USA, Israel and Austria interested in this production process to produce hydroponic hops under commercial agreement with technical assistance. Indeed the process is able to provide to breweries, with extreme simplicity, all the necessary to be truly independent and self-sustaining in the production of its own hops. The same package can also be provided to farmers who have a limited size land and with non-optimal characteristics that can then be used to plant a hydroponic greenhouse or to use an abandoned one.

Advantages and innovations

This experimented production technique allows to have: • a production capacity up to 4 times higher per square meter compared to traditional crops; • protection from climatic variations; • pesticide elimination and crop protection products; • extremely high water saving (over 60% compared to traditional crops); • soil saving; • possibility of customizing the product by modulating the nutritive solution.

Development stage

Field tested/evaluated

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Secret Know-how


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