TechnoDex Group of Companies and UiTM Partner to Revolutionize Urban Farming with Innovative IoT Solutions

June 7, 2024 – Grayscale Technologies, a subsidiary of TechnoDex Berhad, has taken a monumental step in transforming urban agriculture by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

This groundbreaking collaboration aims to launch an innovative, cost-efficient Urban Farming Cabin system integrated with advanced Internet of Things (IoT) technology.


A New Era of Urban Agriculture

Grayscale Technologies’ Urban Farming Cabin system is poised to revolutionize sustainable agriculture in urban environments. Unlike traditional indoor farms or Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) solutions, which are typically confined to structured areas, our modular systems offer unmatched flexibility and adaptability. Designed for deployment in areas where they are needed most, these systems provide modularity and scalability to cater to a wide range of urban farming requirements.

By incorporating advanced IoT technology, our system significantly enhances operational efficiency. Sensors in the system monitor environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, light, soil electrical conductivity, and soil moisture. This real-time data is analyzed by an intelligent platform that automatically adjusts the growing conditions to optimize crop yield. This ensures that crops receive the ideal conditions for growth, resulting in higher yields and more sustainable farming practices.


Closing the Gap in Urban Agriculture

Our Urban Farming Cabin system addresses several key challenges in the urban agriculture space:

  • Accessibility and Affordability: Flexible pricing models, including leasing options and subscription-based services, lower the financial barrier to adoption, making our technology accessible to small-scale and urban farmers.
  • Operational Efficiency: IoT integration allows for precise monitoring and adjustment of environmental conditions, leading to optimized resource use and reduced operational costs.
  • Scalability: The modular design of our cabins allows for deployment in diverse urban settings, including rooftops, parking lots, and unused industrial spaces. This adaptability ensures that urban farming can be implemented even in areas without traditional arable land.


Empowering Communities and Enhancing Food Security

The partnership with UiTM underscores our commitment to ensuring food security and empowering communities through innovative solutions. By combining Grayscale Technologies’ cutting-edge solutions with UiTM’s academic expertise, we aim to set new standards in urban farming practices. This collaboration focuses on:

  • Comprehensive Training Programs: Developing programs to upskill the local workforce, enabling individuals to thrive in the new paradigm of urban agriculture.
  • Community Empowerment: Creating job opportunities and enhancing livelihoods, thereby elevating the socio-economic status of local communities.
  • Sustainable Practices: Promoting sustainable and efficient food production to meet the growing needs of communities, while minimizing environmental impact.


Witnessing the Commitment

The MoU signing ceremony was graced by distinguished guests, including YTM Tunku Izzudin Shah bin Tunku Abdul Hamid Thani, Director of Grayscale Technologies & Group Chief Marketing Officer of TechnoDex Berhad, and Mr. Tan Sze Chong, Group Executive Director of TechnoDex Berhad. Representing UiTM were Professor Dr. Amer Shakir Zainol, Penolong Naib Canselor, and Yang Berbahgia Prof Ir Dr. Haji Ahmad Rashidy Razali, Rektor UiTM Cawangan Pulau Pinang. This event marks the beginning of a meaningful and enduring partnership.


Looking Ahead

We are excited about the journey ahead and the potential breakthroughs this partnership will bring. Our goal is to make the Urban Farming Cabin system a cornerstone of sustainable urban agriculture, contributing significantly to local food production and community development.

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