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Botany group is a research institution in the professional agricultural industry. The Botany group, including Exploras, Brightbox, Asperico, Innexo, PhenoVerius, Innoveins Seed Solutions and Innoveins, is a contract research partner for companies in the agricultural and horticultural sector.
The various companies of Botany Group each work individually from their own areas of expertise: greenhouse cultivation, outdoor cultivation, city farming, automated insect detection, top fruit and stone fruit, seed technology and product-market combinations.
At our current stage we have become an established name within the industry and carry out various innovation projects for international organizations in the crop protection industry, fertilizer industry, suppliers for agriculture and horticulture, among others.
Innexo BV is a specialty agricultural contract research organisation (CRO) that focusses on molecular farming and medicinal plants in particular. Innexo helps and supports leading companies that are active in molecular farming or medical plants to explore, develop, validate and demonstrate their technology, genetics or production systems.
New director of Botany and Exploras
By the first of January 2023, current director Peter Korsten will be handing over the directorship of Botany and Exploras to his successor Maarten Vliex. In recent years, the Botany Group has grown significantly. The group currently consists of seven different companies, each with its own specialization and managing director. Until recently, Peter Korsten, in addition to being the group managing director of Botany Group, was also managing director of companies Botany and Exploras. This will change on the first of January 2023. On this date he will transfer the directorship to Maarten Vliex.
Innexo BV supports companies innovating in cannabis cultivation through independent contract research
Since April 1st, Innexo BV is officially licensed by the Dutch Government through the Medical Cannabis Agency to conduct research on cannabis plants for scientific purposes. After a successful audit by the Inspectorate for Healthcare and Youth (IGJ), Innexo is able focus on legal cannabis cultivation research for the next 5 years. Managing Director and co-owner of Innexo, Dominique van Gruisen, is very pleased with this evolution: "This is an important milestone. Not only for the company, but for everybody involved in the medical cannabis industry. We can now help companies that are active in the fields of technological development, genetic exploration, system builders, suppliers and licensed producers, to innovate in cannabis cultivation. More importantly, the research we conduct is practically oriented (applied research) and is independent. We are not producers, we are practically oriented researchers with many years of experience in medicinal plants. Through this license, we can partner with industry leaders to advance the much needed research in the production of cannabis for medical purposes."
Urban Health Farms and Botany Group intensify cooperation with arrival of Urban Health Farms Campus (Venlo)
Urban Health Farms and Botany Group intensify cooperation with arrival of Urban Health Farms Campus (Venlo)With the arrival of the Urban Health Farms Campus (UHF Campus) in Venlo, Botany is intensifying its collaboration with Urban Health Farms: a European player in the field of indoor vertical farming.