Agriculture Meets Technology
Alfa Tech Singapore’s design and build Agri Tech project
Participating in the growth and development of Singapore, particularly with regard to food security and independence is not just a project for us. It was a high honour and privilege to participate alongside with our Singapore University in the ideation and ultimate creation of the space.
Not only is it extremely technologically advanced with state-of-the-art equipment and systems for plant growth, because of the 30 by 30 plan and general global interest in alternative agriculture, the centre serves as an interpretive, education, and inspiration hub for aspiring food producers. The space’s aesthetic was crafted in a way that would inspire and challenge occupants and visitors alike to dream big, rethink our approach, and question assumptions.
At Alfa Tech we want to approach each project as an opportunity for the customer and Alfa Tech to grow, learn, refine their approaches to a problem and ultimately become better actors in the marketplace. We take a very wide lens when we tackle a project. This agricultural translational research centre has a lot of moving pieces and needs to serve a highly variable group of possible end users. This led us to use technology and practices from around the globe like Belgium, Canada, United States, Israel, and other places around the world where Agri-tech is thriving.
Alfa Tech was involved in Agri-tech long before the 30 by 30 plan. We want to continue to help educate the industry, help it develop, help Singapore be good stewards of the public and private funding that is being invested. We also want to demystify and remove barriers for those who are interested in Agri-tech. Plain talking, removing jargon, explaining things to people in easily understood terms so everyone can become more aware. We also want to be circumspect in our approach. From site search, program development, equipment selection, operation, and the economics of the industry … even finding people to purchase end products.
We really want to be ambassadors for our customers to succeed, eyes open, informed to make good decisions. Completing this project is an important achievement for academia, the nation, and us as the design and build partner.
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