Overview

MicroFarm is an automated aeroponic growing system, designed to be wall mounted within a domestic setting. It creates an environment suitable for growing edible microgreens and herbs. In addition to the physical unit, MicroFarm can optimise its own growing environment through an internal control system that can respond to data received from temperature, humidity, light and water level sensors within the unit. The control system also contains a wireless communication device which relays the data collected from the sensors to a remote database. This information can then be accessed and regulated remotely via a web or mobile based application. Also, a feature of purchasing the seeds and engage with other micro-growers in a mobile application is provided. This feature utilises existing home-grower communities on social media and thereby turns every MicroFarm user into a brand ambassador.

 

 

TSSG is partnering with National College of Art and Design (NCAD) on the Microfarm Project. The TSSG team brings a wealth of experience in software development process & execution. A key piece of work being performed by TSSG is gathering & documenting the Requirements for the technical & software components for the MicroFarm Product. Also, TSSG will develop and test the Mobile application which is a critical element of the overall Microfarm Platform.

TSSG is partnering with National College of Art and Design (NCAD) on the Microfarm Project. The TSSG team brings a wealth of experience in software development process & execution. A key piece of work being performed by TSSG is gathering & documenting the Requirements for the technical & software components for the MicroFarm Product. Also, TSSG will develop and test the Mobile application which is a critical element of the overall MicroFarm Platform. The tested mobile application will be tested on the developed MicroFarm prototype.

Key Objectives

  • The development of a user tested and validated market-ready final product that meets required regulations and certification.
  • The launching of fully functioning web and mobile based applications to allow the purchase of certified seeds and support the development of a community of MicroFarm growers to allow the sharing of ideas, advice and promote the MicroFarm culture.
  • The creation of a business licensing opportunity in Ireland that manufactures and distributes the MicroFarm to an international market and services the demand for branded ancillary products.

Contact

Catherine Cunniffe, PSES UNIT MANAGER & TSSG DELIVERY MANAGER

Phone: +353 (0)51 302 933

Email: ccunniffe@tssg.org

 

Richard Britto, EXPERIENCED SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER

Email: rbritto@tssg.org