Speaker Details

Jonathan Lodge

Jonathan formed City Farm Systems to develop a sustainable way of growing food in a smart city by cutting out unnecessary costs – the final mile of distribution.

Jonathan Lodge is an award winning entrepreneur and international speaker.  Born in Devon he witnessed the rural beginning of complex food supply chains.  Jonathan’s career started with a Design Technology degree and transitioned into a variety of project and management roles in both private and public sectors.  Jonathan applied his thinking to growing fresh produce after a lightbulb moment. 

Many approach ‘vertical farming’ from a ‘food at any cost’ angle.  Jonathan formed City Farm Systems to develop a sustainable way of growing food in a smart city by cutting out unnecessary costs – the final mile of distribution.  The result is affordable CloudGro® systems protected by a top 20 patent in the IP100 league table.  This data driven approach enables better quality CloudGrown® produce grown to order at point of need with full traceability from Seed to Sale™

Jonathan has links with leading agricultural universities in the UK, EU and China.

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