Fluence by OSRAM Named to Fast Company’s First-Ever “Next Big Things in Tech” List


Fast Company’s new recognition program highlights technology breakthroughs that will define the future of their industries AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, today announced it has been named to Fast Company’s inaugural Next Big Things in Tech list, honoring the technology breakthroughs that promise to shape the future of their industries—from healthcare to agriculture to artificial intelligence and more. The final award list—which includes global giants, intrepid startups, and fresh research initiatives—recognizes more than 60 cutting-edge companies making waves in various industries. Fluence’s innovative lighting solutions earned honorable mention recognition in the sustainability category for the company’s contribution in changing how the world cultivates food. “The surge in advanced greenhouse technology and advent of innovative vertical farming techniques present interesting, viable solutions to the world’s increasing population and overall urbanization,” said David Cohen, CEO of Fluence. “Localized vertical farms can occupy less space—perfect for growing in condensed urban and suburban areas—and significantly reduce the time freshly harvested produce spends in transit. Greenhouses enable cultivators in harsh climates to maintain steady production regardless of a crop’s seasonality or regional weather patterns, and deliver farm-fresh produce to their surrounding communities year-round. There’s just one thing missing from an indoor farm or a greenhouse in the winter: sunlight. That’s where Fluence’s LED solutions come in.” Greenhouses and vertical farms require supplemental or sole-source lighting, respectively, to grow crops—preferably a sustainable light source capable of growing beautiful, tasty food year-round that flies off grocers’ shelves. Fluence’s expert scientists, lighting engineers and horticulture specialists developed the VYPR and RAZR series broad-spectrum LED lighting solutions to enable greenhouse and vertical farm growers to produce consistent, high-quality crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, bell peppers, strawberries and others without sacrificing energy consumption or…

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