QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. Begins Deployment of Enclosed Vertical Grow System in Chilliwack

April 21, 2021 – QuantoTech Solutions has begun deployment of a highly scalable, vertical grow system in an unused room of an existing building in Chilliwak, B.C. The grow system can be scaled to fit any existing building or be housed in its own dedicated structure. This system maximizes usable grow space, especially in locations where traditional growing would otherwise be limited.

“The versatility of our system allows us to rapidly deploy in, and access, a wide range of locations be it in small northern or remote communities, underutilized urban space, and everything in between,” said Alycia van der Gracht, Founder.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. operates micro farms to promote food security and sustainability by bringing fresh produce to unconventional climates and under-served communities.

What Challenges Face Global Food Systems?

Checkout QuantoTech’s article on vertical farming for Alacrity Canada:

“The global food system faces challenges to feed the rapidly growing world population. According to the United Nations’ 2015 world population report, the current population of the world (7.3 billion) is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that food production will have to increase by 70% from the 2007 level in order to accommodate this rapid growth…”

The Alacrity Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in British Columbia in 2009 with a mandate to promote technological entrepreneurship and facilitate regionalized investment opportunities.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting and grow systems to commercial growers.

QuantoTech Begins Growing Microgreens in Prince George

QuantoTech has begun growing a variety of microgreens in Prince George, B.C., for sale to the local community.   QuantoTech has begun growing a variety of microgreens and conducting market research on what microgreens are in the highest demand to consumers. QuantoTech is due to begin selling microgreens locally grown in Prince George under the brand Northern Greens in November. 

“Northern Greens is an umbrella brand for leafy greens, herbs, and microgreens grown at various locations in central and northern B.C., and beyond, using QuantoTech grow systems and standards.  Northern Greens offers hyper-local, high-quality, fresh produce directly to the variety communities of which these year-round farms operate,” Alycia van der Gracht, Founder. 

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting and grow systems to commercial growers. 

QuantoTech selected for BC Fast Pilot Program

We are proud to announce that QuantoTech was selected for the BC Fast Pilot Program to showcase our enclosed grow system at two sites in the Mackenzie B.C. region.

NRC IRAP and Innovate BC invest in British Columbia businesses through B.C. Fast Pilot Program

Federal and provincial funding will help 22 B.C. companies pilot technology at customer sites and create new jobs across the province.

September 17, 2020 – Vancouver, B.C – National Research Council of Canada The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) and Innovate BC, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to invest more than $2M in research and development funding for 22 new projects through the B.C. Fast Pilot Program.

This is the second MOU NRC IRAP and Innovate BC have signed, and marks the second round of B.C. Fast Pilot funding. The B.C. Fast Pilot Program helps SMEs design, build, and operate a pilot plant or small demonstration of their technology in real-world conditions. The program allows B.C. technology companies to demonstrate the impact of their product, measure the value of their solution, and encourage customer adoption. For customers, the program offers a way to minimize some of the risk that traditional industries encounter when adopting new technologies.”

This program not only allows us to showcase our systems, but helps increase food security and job promotion to the region as we implement our pilot.

“Today’s partnership between NRC IRAP and Innovate BC will help small and medium-sized businesses grow and compete in the global marketplace. By supporting these tech companies, our government is helping to create more jobs across B.C. while getting new, innovative ideas off the ground.” The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.

“We are very thankful to have been selected for the BC Fast Pilot Program along with many other innovative companies. Increasing food security to remote and northern communities has been a long-term goal for us as we’ve developed our technology. This pilot allows us to take a huge step forward towards that goal through a real-world pilot. We couldn’t have received this funding without the support of our amazing partners: The College of New Caledonia, Ace Victory Building Center, and Tsay Keh Dene Nation,” Alycia van der Gracht, Founder.

We are excited to get our pilot up and running and begin proving the value of our technology in improving food security, and food quality, for communities Canada-wide.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting and grow systems to commercial growers.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. Lighting System has First Winter Harvest in Prince George

QuantoTech deployed an LED lighting system to prove the success of winter enclosed growing in Prince George, B.C. with temperatures dipping as low as -30 Celsius.

“We can utilize both existing and new spaces to implement LED and hydroponic grow technology for winter crops. By using multi-level growing we can maximize the available growing space with a small footprint. Using a grow system that can be implemented in a wide variety of spaces opens the doors to any community with underutilized, climate controllable space, and access to electrical and water, to begin growing. This is a great way to increase food security year-round,” said Alycia van der Gracht, Founder.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting and grow systems to commercial growers.

QuantoTech Solutions Signs LOI in Kazakhstan

QuantoTech Solutions has signed an LOI with a health food company in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

The QuantoTech team recently traveled to Kazakhstan to meet partners and further promote vertical farming and smart grow technology.

“QuantoTech is branching out to Kazakhstan due to great interest from the Kazakhstan government in Canadian technology as well as an interest in becoming more self-reliant. We’ve teamed up with a strong partner in Nur-Sultan to run a vertical grow system aimed at providing microgreens to local restaurants. This could not have been accomplished without the tremendous support from the Canadian embassy and the trade commissioners based out of Nur-Sultan,” said Alycia van der Gracht, Founder.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting and grow systems to commercial growers.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. Pursues Urban Farming Partnerships in Kazakhstan

QuantoTech Solutions is pursuing multiple urban farming partnerships in three Kazakhstan cities. The QuantoTech team recently traveled to three cities in Kazakhstan to meet potential partners and determine the feasibility of urban farming in Kazakhstan to support local restaurants.

“QuantoTech is branching out to Kazakhstan due to great interest from the Kazakhstan government in Canadian technology as well as an interest in becoming more self-reliant. We’ve teamed up with a strong partner in Kazakhstan to help determine the feasibility of urban farming in Kazakhstan. We have found four other partners interested in hosting urban farming pilot sites. By growing locally in the city, we can drive down prices to our local restaurant customers while significantly increasing quality,” said Alycia van der Gracht, Founder.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting and grow systems to commercial growers.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. Pursues Manufacturing Partnership in Kazakhstan

QuantoTech Solutions is pursuing a manufacturing partnership in Kazakhstan.

The QuantoTech team recently traveled to three cities in Kazakhstan to meet potential partners and determine the costs of manufacturing and localization directly in Kazakhstan to further support local customers.

“QuantoTech is branching out to Kazakhstan due to great interest from the Kazakhstan government in Canadian technology as well as an interest in becoming more self-reliant. We’ve teamed up with a strong partner in Kazakhstan to help determine the feasibility of manufacturing in Kazakhstan. By completing manufacturing and localization in Kazakhstan we can drive down price to our local customers as well as offer local support,” said Alycia van der Gracht, Founder.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting and grow systems to commercial growers.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. Deploys Multi-level Grow Pilot in Kazakhstan

QuantoTech Solutions has deployed a vertical grow pilot at a refinery in Kazakhstan.

The QuantoTech team recently traveled to three cities in Kazakhstan to meet potential customers and gauge interest in vertical farming and smart grow technology.

“QuantoTech is branching out to Kazakhstan due to great interest from the Kazakhstan government in Canadian technology as well as an interest in becoming more self-reliant. To begin we’ve teamed up with a strong partner in Kazakhstan to run a vertical grow system aimed at providing leafy greens to the employees at the refinery to promote healthy eating. This could not have been accomplished without the tremendous support from the Canadian embassy and the trade commissioners based out of Nur-Sultan (previously known as Astana),” said Alycia van der Gracht, Founder.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting and grow systems to commercial growers.

QuantoTech Deploys Q-400 Specialty LED Lights with Wi-Fi Control in University Research Facilities

QuantoTech Solutions has supplied LED lights with Wi-Fi control and integrated cloud storage capabilities to a university reasearch facility.

“Our customers are asking us for cloud storage of remote grow parameters so they can optimize harvest performance from a distance. This example of precision agriculture supports QuantoTech’s mission of seving Northern and isolated communities,” said Alycia van der Gracht, Manager of Operations and Supply Chain.

QuantoTech Solutions Ltd. is an engineering service company that supplies energy-efficient and environment-friendly LED lighting systems to commercial growers.