Green Lab finally opened its doors to a UK community of sustainable food and agri-tech startups on the 22nd June. After 4 months of hard work preparing the space, the old Bermondsey school kitchen has been transformed by leveraging materials sourced locally from a local theatre company, eBay, University of Arts London, decommissioned bio labs and an art freight recycler.
Green Lab, London’s first incubator workspace for sustainable urban farming entrepreneurs and ‘agritech’ startup businesses; creating a new city community for sustainable food innovators in the capital and country’s growing £14 billion agri-tech sector.
Media Release June 2017: Green Lab, London’s first incubator workspace for sustainable urban farming entrepreneurs.
Green Lab had been operating in stealth since February 2017 with a small team of agricultural mavericks developing the facilities, farming greens, insects, algae and supporting the early stages of the project.
Over 60 guests attended the launch event with the two founding partners Andrew Gregson and Mark Shayler welcoming guests and startup residents Entocycle, Friche London and Hexaponics showcasing their sustainable food startups.
Special thanks for go to 3Space, MartinsSpeed, Old Vic New Voices, LV Scientific, Carillion Services, Lorna Studholme, Pablo Lalor, Kent del Pino, Tim Storey, Edward Hill, Mark Shayler, Julian Blake, Jonathan Minchin and Dylan.
We’re very excited for next stages of the project, follow all our daily updates at @GreenLabOrg
PICTURES FROM OUR LAUNCH EVENT
Entrance and the story behind Green Lab
Welcome from the founding partners
Kombucha and pesto workshop
Basil pesto freshly made in Green Lab
We’re just chilling
Networking in the Green Lab
Friche London selling freshly grown microgreens
We’re hosting our first monthly meetup on the 26th July – Are you an Agricultural Maverick?