GrowUp Urban Farms

Aquaponic urban farm

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: 2013

Location: United Kingdom









GrowUp Urban Farms uses aquaponics to produce high-quality salads, herbs, microgreens and fish on sustainable farms close to consumers.

GrowUp use a combination of aquaponic and vertical growing technologies to maximise the sustainable yield from the constraints of urban space.

Aquaponics combines aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (growing plants in water without soil) in a recirculating system.

Using the waste from the fish as the nutrients for the plants means salads and herbs can be grown without chemical fertilizers and pesticides and the fish can be farmed in consistently high-quality water.

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Venture Competition

Valencia, Spain

Climate-KIC’s pan-European Venture Competition awards Europe’s brightest start-ups that help fight climate change with a total of €425,000.

In the European final, 18 start-ups compete for €65,000 in funding in Valencia Spain on 31 October.

Climate-KIC operates the world’s largest clean-tech start-up Accelerator focused on climate change.


Kate Hofman

Team Members: Kate Hofman, MSc Environmental Technology and Business; Tom Webster, MSc Sustainable Cities