The new, pre-scale commercial greenhouse facility at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland Station, ON, will help accelerate the commercialization of innovative technologies and products coming out of research.
Located in Canada’s Niagara region, the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is dedicated to horticultural science and innovation. The 100-year-old research facility built three greenhouses in the ‘90s that, while still in use today, do not have the environmental control needed for research in modernday, pre-scale commercial settings. It was time for something new to help speed up the process of commercializing product. Completed in 2015, Vineland’s new Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre has 40,000 square feet of pre-scale commercial greenhouse space with enhanced environmental controls and a versatile layout to meet researchers’ individual needs. Technology in the greenhouse includes robotics and automation, along with state-of-the-art lighting and thermal systems. It is one of the few pre-scale commercial greenhouses in North America. The new facility will facilitate collaborative projects between companies, industry players, and researchers that focus on the development of innovative products and production solutions that meet industry needs. Jointly, Vineland has a Robotics and Automation program that is working to bring cutting-edge, indoor-environmental technology for the greenhouse sector to market. Learn more about the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and see a time-lapse video of the new greenhouse construction at VinelandResearch.com.