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Babylon Micro-Farms

The Center for Business Analytics is pleased to recognize Babylon Mircofarms as an honoree of the 2023 Drexel LeBow Analytics 50 Awards. Read more about how Babylon Microfarms used analytics to solve a business challenge.


Graham Smith, Chief Technology Officer


Babylon Micro-Farms


Controlled Environment Agriculture

Business Challenge

Babylon Micro-Farms aimed to scale its network of remotely managed farms to hundreds of locations around the globe.

Analytics Solution

Successful hydroponic plant cultivation requires constant monitoring and adjustment of environmental conditions to ensure healthy and nutritious crops. This challenge is amplified when trying to operate a distributed network of vertical farms. Babylon Micro-Farms has developed a remote management platform that combines proprietary computer vision to measure plant health and growth rate, pattern analysis for predictive maintenance across its fleet and growth recipe automation to improve plant yields. Using this approach, Babylon Micro-Farms has streamlined the user experience, making it possible for anyone to be a successful vertical farmer without requiring any prior expertise. Its fleet of micro-farms around the world is generating a valuable dataset that is being leveraged to continually learn how to improve yields and improve the user experience.


The solution has enabled vertical farms to be “remotely managed” in a way that previously required a team of trained scientists and engineers — allowing hundreds of customers to realize the benefits of hydroponic growing and thousands of consumers to taste fresher, local and more sustainable produce. Babylon Micro-Farms has just a small, centralized team operating a distributed network with hundreds of farms.