Innexo BV supports better access to cannabis research

Fluence LED has been selected to enable Acceleration Platform for Innovation, a program that helps companies participate in research that advances medical cannabis production in EMEA.

Fluence, a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, announced an expansion of its research collaboration with Dutch organization Innexo BV (Innexo), a specialist agricultural
independent research organization focused on molecular agriculture and medicinal plants.

Innexo uses Fluence's VYPR Broad R4 LED solution to support its new Acceleration Platform for Innovation (API) program. API enables innovative, small-scale businesses close to the cannabis industry to research medical cannabis cultivation. API's first round of participants, including companies such as biostimulant and fertilizer manufacturers, will conduct research trials focusing on plant health, vigor and resilience under Fluence LEDs.

“Fluence is the natural choice for a lighting supplier to support API as we share a common vision to make research accessible and drive technological innovations that unlock the future of medical cannabis cultivation,” said Dominique van Gruisen, CEO of Innexo. "Fluence's science-backed product development and in-house team of horticultural experts is unique among lighting suppliers. The insight and guidance API participants receive from subject matter experts at Innexo and Fluence will accelerate their ability to build intellectual property through these research trials. ”
The research collaboration between Innexo and Fluence began in October 2022. The companies, both recognized as innovators in cannabis research, came together for the first time to investigate the effects of interlighting (lighting between the crop rather than above it) and applications of top lighting in medical cannabis plants.

“The milestones we are experiencing in the legalization of cannabis in Europe, such as cannabis cultivation clubs in Germany and the Dutch coffee shop tender, show significant opportunities and demand for expanding cannabis cultivation knowledge,” said Timo Bongartz, general manager of Europe, the Middle East and Africa in Fluence. “An increase in research demands has naturally accompanied the expansion of the legal market, but it is not always supported by the right resources for research. Partnering with a cannabis research pioneer like Dominique offers the opportunity to facilitate important access to tools that drive innovation at Innexo BV.”

Fluence will continue its commitment to advancing cannabis research to help the world become smarter at GreenTech Amsterdam 2023, one of the largest cannabis industry events in the world. Fluence's GreenTech booth will host a series of research sessions, featuring Dominique van Gruisen and Fluence experts Dr. David Hawley, Chief Scientist, and Sebastian Olschowski, Research Project Manager for EMEA.