Company name: City Farm Systems Limited
Industry sector: Horticultural equipment
Business activity: Installation, monitoring and data handling automated fresh produce produce growing facilities
Why is IP important to you? CFS is unique in their approach to making urban farming sustainable and economically viable making it essential to protect the IP.
Does IP underpin your competitive advantage? CFS developed their CloudGro® systems to cut out unnecessary cost with patents covering the ability to install facilities in hard-to-access spaces at the point of need such as a supermarket roof – which consults for the UN & ISO stated as essential to make urban farming economically viable. Protected IP also makes a statement and gives leverage when negotiating with international collaborators. CFS I the first and only business to have signed a MoU with China Agriculture University’s College of Information and Electrical Engineering.