PhytoLux has beaten tough competition from across the country to win a place to showcase its product at the UK’s largest innovation show in November. 

PhytoLux was one of 100 companies to be selected to showcase its innovation to over 3,000 attendees at Innovate 2015 on November 9th and 10th at Old Billingsgate in London. PhytoLux Ltd, a UK company based in Leatherhead, is at the forefront of the exciting opportunity that exists to provide the global plant growth industry with a commercially viable option for plant growth supplemental lighting. Founder and Managing Director, Steve Edwards, has taken a unique engineering approach to LED plant growth lighting technology and by sharing knowledge with UK research scientists, horticulturists and growers, PhytoLux has developed a low energy LED solution with proven results. 

Research Panel being tested at the University of Oxford with the Unigro touchscreen control panel.

The product featuring at the show is the PhytoLux/Unigro - Research Panel. This unique LED system is a thin profile, low energy panel with up to 14 wavelengths that are individually programmable. The panel has been designed in conjunction with Unigro, one of the UK’s leading controlled environment companies supported by the Plant Sciences Department at the University of Oxford. The panel provides a fully controllable solution for university and research growth chambers and is an ideal plant growth lighting solution for universities and research organisations.

Steve Edwards comments; “We are delighted to have been chosen to showcase our exciting new LED plant growth lighting technology at Innovate 2015. This provides us with a real opportunity to meet with buyers, investors and entrepreneurs and seek out partners to work with us as we take advantage of the obvious need for a commercially viable LED plant growth light solution globally.”

Innovate UK Chief Executive Ruth McKernan said: “PhytoLux is a deserved winner and joins a prestigious group of 100 top innovators showcasing their products at Innovate 2015. With attendees ranging from international investors, buyers and visionary entrepreneurs to government and academia, the showcase is a great platform for winning companies.”

Catherine Raines, Chief Executive of UK Trade & Investment, said: “Innovate 2015 is a fantastic chance for some of the most cutting edge companies in the UK today to meet international partners and do business. I am really pleased that PhytoLux will be among the hundreds of UK firms at the show as well as business delegations from all corners of the world. I look forward to welcoming them.”

Innovate 2015 is the UK’s largest multi-sector innovation event and is organised by Innovate UK and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). It is set up to create opportunities for export and investment for the UK’s most innovative companies.

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