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Using aeroponics and IoT to improve local food security & reduce food waste

Lilly Manzoni, Head of Research and Development at Lettus Grow for Green Tech South West giving a talk on how Lettus Grow uses aeroponics and IoT to improve local food security and reduce food waste

Event overview

Green Tech South West welcomed Lilly Manzoni, head of research and development at LettUs Grow, a Bristol based vertical farming startup developing sustainable farming technologies, to explain all about aeroponic technology.

LettUs Grow is an indoor agriculture company addressing systemic problems in food production and supply chain management. They are part of a movement to establish localised indoor farms in and around cities, improving local food security and reducing food waste.

In her hugely insightful talk, Lilly gave us an introduction to LettUs Grow covering their journey, aims and ethos as a company with sustainability at its core. She discussed how LettUs Grow creates cutting edge technology like Ostara and Drop & Grow, to deliver modular, aeroponic irrigation with intelligent control technology improving the efficiency, sustainability and ROI of indoor farming.

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About Lilly

Lilly is a specialist in the field of atmospheric aerosol chemistry with a passion to improve the world through technology. She has revolutionised the generation of aerosol in aeroponics, solving a fundamental industrial problem which has held back the field until now.

Before joining LettUs Grow, Lilly worked at the Bristol Aerosol Research Centre, where her work was funded by the world-leading agency, DSTL. Lilly is also the diversity and inclusion lead for the local chapter of Legal Hackers, an organisation which aims to ethically hack problems for traditionally underrepresented groups.

You can read our short interview with Lilly ahead of her talk.

Watch the event video

To make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, here’s the key timings in the video:

👋 10:08 – A welcome from your meet-up organisers, Ellen, Hannah and Mike with a brief overview of GTSW and what we’re about

📢 14:18 – Our famous 60 second intros – a chance for attendees to introduce themselves, ask for help and tell us about something the group might find interesting

💚 26:47 – Lilly’s talk

❓ 57:24 – Q&A session

🗓️ 01:07:30 – Round-up, other community notices and next event announcement

❓ 01:13:26 – Final round of questions.

Resources and links

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