Agnetix Lighting Technology To Join Cornell University’s Glase Consortium
Agnetix selected to join the Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) Consortium
San Diego, CA – February 17, 2022 – Agnetix has been selected to join the Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) Consortium. Established in 2017 by Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the GLASE Consortium engages in research, education and the transfer of technology to industrial members and ultimately to the public so that consumers may enjoy the wide-ranging benefits.
Agnetix will join the ranks of the leading global innovators in the industrial controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry.
“It is an honor for us to be selected to join this prestigious group alongside Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers University, and like-minded industry partners. All committed to pioneering and commercializing breakthrough greenhouse technology. High efficiency data driven cultivation for the long game of humanity,” said Jordan Miles, CEO, Agnetix.
The Consortium is headed by Erico Mattos, Ph.D., Executive Director, GLASE. The mission is to develop advanced greenhouse lighting and control systems that are tailored to the needs of specific greenhouse and indoors cultivated crops. Their work extends to all areas of the CEA lighting environment, integrating advances in LED light engineering, carbon dioxide enrichment, and lighting control systems. The ultimate goal is to ensure the food that is grown indoors is done so in the most efficient way possible with the lowest carbon footprint.
“GLASE works with industry members, including controlled environment growers and manufacturers, to research, develop, and implement energy-efficient technology in greenhouses and indoor farms. We bring industry, research, and academia together to work toward more sustainable and profitable grow light systems,” said Haley Rylander, Extension Support Specialist with GLASE.
Sanaz Jarolmasjed, PhD, Director of Biological and Vision Systems for Agnetix, added, “This is an exciting partnership on greenhouse lighting and control systems. What GLASE is working towards is well aligned with our objectives. We endeavor to bring integrated controls, environment sensing and plant monitoring all together to provide better decisions, better grows, and higher quality products.”
Established in 2017 by Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, GLASE is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and by industry partners. Important objectives of the GLASE Consortium are the transfer of technology to industrial members and ultimately to the public so that consumers may enjoy the wide-ranging benefits of GLASE technology.
Agnetix is an SEC-registered technology company on a steep growth trajectory focused on the development of advanced horticultural lighting and information technology solutions for commercial indoor and greenhouse growers – both in cannabis and fresh produce markets. The Agnetix Responsive Agriculture™ platform delivers meaningful plant and energy data insights for quick, informed decisions to mitigate risks. The Agnetix system includes highly efficient, water-cooled LED lighting, environmental sensors, AI (Artificial Intelligence) imagers, data, and real-time monitoring solutions. Agnetix helps serious growers to significantly improve their crop yield, reduce their operating cost and carbon footprint, and run a more profitable business.