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The second Plantagon CEO is appointed; the COO since 2011 Owe Pettersson takes the office officially from May 1. The second Chairman of the Board, Sidney Hill, is appointed at the same time. The former CEO Hans Hassle and Chairman of the Board Mr. Oren Lyons take on the roles as Secretary General and Chairman [...]


This becomes the toughest year so far in the Plantagon history. The planning process in Linköping is once again delayed; this time due to that consideration must be taken to the local birdlife. Financing the Singapore project takes longer time than expected, even though the local authorities and Plantagon make joint efforts to succeed. An [...]


The Plantagon patent and brand portfolio is valued by the IP Firm Groth to be more than 15 times the investments made so far. The planning process in Linköping is further delayed, now due to esthetical reasons. Plantagon initiates a standardization process together with the Swedish Standard Institute to challenge what is needed when it [...]


Plantagon is awarded several international awards. Red Herring acknowledges Plantagon as one of the 100 most innovative companies on the planet. The first licensees approach the company. Also new investors’ approaches, both for discussions on regional markets and investments on a corporate level. The second Urban Agriculture Summit is held in Linköping, Sweden. Plantagon signs [...]


Plantagon presents its final business model for Urban Industrial Vertical Farming: The integrated Façade system. The groundbreaking ceremony is held in Linköping. Plantagon gets an international breakthrough in big international media. The CEO Hans Hassle is awarded CEO of the year. The architects, engineers and business developers work tightly and intensively together to maximize the [...]


Plantagon decides to focus on three locations to build demonstration plants, partly funded by the company itself: Linköping Sweden, Singapore and Shanghai, China. During the development work four different patent families are born. Parallel with this development Plantagon starts to build political support and awareness for the need of sustainable food production in cities. The [...]


Extensive research and development is ongoing in Sweden, run by Sweco and the Swedish University of Agriculture under the surveillance of Plantagon management. Most technical work is focused on how to develop smart energy solutions and how to optimize crop volume. Plantagon is selected as one out of 50 famous Swedish innovations to represent Sweden [...]


Plantagon brings the original concept of the globe shaped, stand-alone vertical greenhouse on the market. Plantagon is awarded the Globe Forum Innovation Idol award and attracts worldwide interest. The first 300 members of Plantagon International Association signs up. Using a filter-off strategy Plantagon travels all over the world to meet with city officials, governments and [...]


Plantagon International AB and Plantagon International Association are founded. Plantagon purchases the right to a concept for a vertical greenhouse from the Swedish innovator Åke Olsson. During one full year Sweco performs technical and economical feasibility studies on the concept of the Vertical Greenhouse. Plantagon files its first patent.

2002 – 2007

The founding members start to form ideas and business models for vertical food production within an urban environment. Listed, leading European engineering and architectural firm Sweco AB joins hands with the founders and form Swecorp AB in order to develop technologies for vertical and industrial farming. During this time, the founders also decide to implement [...]