A world-changing Hungarian idea worth over 100 billion forints after two years. The essence of Smartkas in short: greener farming. In the Smartkas project, Dávid Mészáros and his team design and build green, renewable smart greenhouses and indoor farms, combining the two in one solution. But the brand is not about greenhouses as a product, but about food security as a service.
The development is made up of four technological components: glass, which is transparent but protective; the water system, which is water-positive; the technology, which gives the plants just enough carbon dioxide they can absorb, but as the carbon dioxide is not released into the air at all, it is completely carbon neutral; and the fourth is the software that controls it all. Thanks to all this, you can grow more than 50 different kinds of fruit and vegetables all year round, 24 hours a day, in any climate, without chemicals. Smartkas can thus establish sustainable, green agriculture anywhere in the world with just a few people. One of the cornerstones of their service is to ensure that the interests of small-scale farmers are not compromised. That’s why Smartkas focuses on products that are not produced in the relevant area. They always produce something that does not exist in the given area or that there is not enough of that particular product. Alternatively, they produce in the off-season when small farmers are not producing anything.