A Welsh start-up is aiming to launch an agricultural revolution with its unique system for growing plants hydroponically.
Its system, which has been described as a “Jacuzzi in a bag”, is more flexible, adaptable and affordable than existing systems on the market.
Founded by Cardiff University engineering graduate Adam Dixon in 2016,
The company has been valued at £2 million by Finance Wales and has recently won a string of awards.
In August Mr Dixon won the Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award, which awards a £5,000 start-up grant each month to one 16-30-year-old entrepreneur with an idea that addresses sustainable living challenges through smart innovation.
Mr Dixon has also been shortlisted for innovation entrepreneur of the year at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in November and is one of two European finalists in the Young Champions of the Earth competition run by The United Nations Environment Programme.
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It is currently raising a £650,000 seed round.
Mr Dixon said: “
“I’m really proud and happy with how far we’ve come in just one year. Big things are going to happen with
Cari-Anne Quinn, interim chief executive of the Life Sciences Hub Wales, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Welsh Government, said: “We have been proud to support Mr Dixon and his exciting start-up business.
Mr Dixon said: “The Hub has helped us to create academic partnerships with Aberystwyth University and connected us with the Department of International Trade for international export markets.
“But more than that, the Hub has helped us to find legal counsel and patented terms for the business.”