RVA tech

8/18/2023 – Richmond, Va

Babylon Micro-Farms, a pioneering leader in the field of hydroponic agriculture, is thrilled to announce its nomination for the prestigious 2023 Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 award. This esteemed accolade celebrates companies that exhibit outstanding achievements in harnessing analytics to address complex business challenges, furthering data-driven innovation across industries.

The Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 award is a national recognition of excellence in analytics, spotlighting the top 50 companies that employ analytical solutions to overcome business obstacles and create transformative impact. These awards, bestowed biennially by the Center for Business Analytics at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, signify the convergence of academic-industry partnerships and the dynamic use of data analytics to drive success.

Babylon Micro-Farms’ nomination underscores the company’s commitment to innovation and its dedication to using analytics to revolutionize global agriculture. With its groundbreaking application, Babylon Micro-Farms addresses the challenge of scaling their network of remotely managed farms to hundreds of locations around the world.

The company’s analytics solution revolves around a sophisticated remote management platform, seamlessly integrating proprietary computer vision, pattern analysis, and growth recipe automation. This comprehensive approach ensures the optimal health and growth of hydroponically cultivated plants, even within a distributed network of vertical farms. By utilizing this technology, Babylon Micro-Farms has democratically opened the doors to vertical farming, empowering individuals to engage in successful agriculture without prior expertise.

We are deeply honored to be selected for the 2023 Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 award,” said Graham Smith, Co-Founder & CTO at Babylon Micro-Farms. “We believe data analytics and remote monitoring are key to increasing accessibility of growing food at the point of consumption, benefiting the environment and our communities. This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our team and the transformative potential of data-driven innovation.

Babylon Micro-Farms’ implementation of analytics has redefined the way vertical farming is conducted, enabling remote management that was once reserved for teams of experts. This shift has allowed hundreds of customers to experience the benefits of hydroponic cultivation, fostering local, sustainable produce that is fresher and more accessible than ever before.

The winners of the 2023 Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 award will be unveiled at a prestigious awards ceremony, where industry leaders, decision-makers, and analytics enthusiasts from across the nation will converge to celebrate data-driven achievements. This event provides a platform for sponsors to showcase their brands to honorees, distinguished guests, and prominent companies represented on Drexel LeBow’s business analytics advisory council.

Babylon Micro-Farms is proud to stand among the esteemed nominees for this year’s Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 award, embodying the spirit of innovation and progress that the award represents. The company remains dedicated to leveraging analytics to enhance global agricultural practices and create a more sustainable future.


About Drexel LeBowⓇ
The Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 is a national recognition of analytics distinction honoring 50
organizations using analytics to solve business challenges. Presented by the Center for Business Analytics at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, the initiative connects academia and industry, highlights best practices and applauds data-driven business impact. Honorees are selected by a panel of researchers and practitioners who evaluate nominations based on the complexity of the business challenge, the analytics solution implemented, and the solution’s business impact on the organization.

About Babylon Micro-FarmsⓇ
Babylon Micro-Farms builds its farms at its state-of-the-art facility in Richmond, VA. Babylon has developed patented technology to power the indoor hydroponic farms and farming service that enable businesses and communities to have a year-round supply of ultra-fresh produce. Babylon makes farming accessible to everyone through technology integrations and excellent customer support. The latest farms incorporate more sensors and are designed to reduce maintenance and harvest times significantly. Farming onsite has a sustainable and significant impact on the company’s customer base, which includes global leaders like Aramark, Ikea, MSC Cruise Lines, Linkedin, and Sodexo, along with many schools, venues, stores, hospitals, and senior care facilities.


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