• Date, Time and Venue of the Activity: 04/10/2020, 07:00 P.M. to 08:00 P.M., GUIITAR Council, GSFC University, Vadodara

  • Speakers and Guests: Mr. Fabian Schvartzman

  • Speaker Profile: Mr. Fabian Schvartzman is an accomplished leader with 10+ years of diverse business leadership and management experience and is currently a Strategic Research and Technology Development Lead at AEROFARMS, Newark, New Jersey, USA.  AeroFarms, is the leader of the vertical farming space. He is a thought leader in BioTech and AgTech, serving as an IndieBio mentor, assisting companies selected for the world’s leading biotechnology accelerator, in addition, speaking at high-caliber conferences such as the World Knowledge Forum and as guest lecturer at Rutgers Business School. Mr. Schavartzmann’s academic performance is as impressive as his professional achievements. He holds an MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business and was selected for the prestigious Insite Fellow Program. He finished his masters from Weizmann Institute of Science in Chemistry where he investigated the biophysics of Alzheimer’s Disease. He graduated SUMMA CUM LAUDE in B.Sc Chemistry from Ben-Gurion University.

  • Major discussion in the event:

    • Indoor Vertical Farming concept and applications

    • Advantages of Urban Farming

    • Technology tool i.e. Machine Vision, AI usage for Farming

    • Possibility of Growing Staple Crops through Vertical Farming

    • Importance of Sustainable Innovation and Environment Sustainability

  • Key deliverables: Mr. Fabian has explained the technologies usage of Smart Aeroponics, Smart Light, Smart Nutrition, Smart Data and Smart Substrate to grow flavorful, safe, healthy food all year round in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible way.

  • Takeaways: AeroFarms is the commercial leader in fully-controlled indoor vertical farming with 390 times greater productivity per square foot annually vs. traditional field farming while using 95% less water and zero pesticides

  • Learning: Students learned fully-controlled indoor vertical farming technology tools usage such as machine vision, artificial intelligence, sensors, data science etc. to grow the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity.

  • Feedback of student:  Mr. FABIAN SCHVARTZMAN has answered almost all the questions of students and faculty members during the Fireside chat on the topics of sustainable innovation and vertical farming technologies. Shri. P. K. Taneja, IAS (Retd.), President, GSFC University has suggested exploring similar kinds of innovation and technologies for environmental sustainability.


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