Better Plants R&D is an independent research, development and service institute for crop production under controlled conditions (CEA, Controlled Environment Agriculture). We research and develop market solutions for modern plant cultivation. In doing so, we enable economically and ecologically optimised systems and processes for a new generation of plant production sites in the food and health industries.
Our planet is changing. More and more people are claiming dwindling resources.
Our planet is changing. More and more people are claiming dwindling resources. Research and technological progress are opening up completely new potentials and production concepts for crops of all kinds. Responsible management of our biosphere requires a fundamental knowledge of technology, natural cycles, processes and systems. Where whole swaths of land are still being destroyed by monocultures and poisons today, nature could soon recover. We have the technology. We know the processes. It is in our hands alone to make a difference. Through our work, we aim to help visionaries, entrepreneurs, farmers, businesses and governments turn good intentions into measurable results and vibrant, sustainable industries.
Better Plants R&D works at the interface between academic research and commercial or industrial implementation.
We advise a wide range of industries/organisations, offer laboratory services and develop/optimise processes and products for CEA applications.
We attach great importance to a close and cooperative partnership in which the enjoyment of the joint project is of particular importance.
In most cases we work under confidentiality. All the more we thank the following partners who allow us to mention them here as a reference.
Better Plants R&D develops concepts and solutions for a new and better way of plant production under controlled conditions.
At the Klarenbrunn factory, Bludenz, Austria, we are researching concepts and solutions for a new and better way of growing plants. David Schmidmayr studied mechatronics at the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, where he also worked as a research assistant at the FHV's Microtechnology Research Centre. In his private life, David Schmidmayr is a musician and rocks his guitars at least as passionately as he rocks his calculator in the lab. Bonsai art is another bar in the symphony of his life.
Startup-Stube FHV 2017 | Skyberries Conference Vienna 2018 | Skyberries Summerschool Workshop Leader 2018 | InterActive West 2019 | TechTalk 2022 | Millenium Innovation Days 2022
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