Europe Smart Greenhouse Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Component (Hardware, Software, Service), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : May 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615339
  • Pages : 80

Market Overview:

Smart Greenhouse is defined as the greenhouse concept that delivers a micro-climate-controlled environment for optimal plant growth. It saves time and has a positive impact on plant growth in agriculture. Key drivers for the region's market growth include the steady recovery of the European economy, favourable government laws, and the increasing application of artificial intelligence in farming. Furthermore, governments in Europe are sponsoring agricultural technology start-ups to solve concerns such as food security, land use efficiency, and carbon emissions. For instance, in October 2020 GrowPura received a £4.5 million local growth subsidy from the Southeast Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) in support of its new £22.5 million vertical hydroponics growing and demonstration facility. As a result, more government support to promote indoor farming throughout Europe is likely to drive market growth.

Growth factors:

  • Vertical farming in the UK

Vertical farming and food technology are two of the fastest-expanding markets in the UK. Food security is a major factor driving the expansion of vertical farming in the country. Furthermore, vertical farming, along with various forms of urban and indoor agriculture, has grown significantly in the United Kingdom in recent years. The country is also well-suited for effective indoor farming, thanks to a big urban population concerned about the environmental impact of food production, as well as a reputation for technological innovation and leadership. For instance, in a greenhouse in Worcestershire, the UK's largest sunny vertical farm began harvesting in October 2021. Shockingly Fresh employs just natural light, as opposed to the majority of vertical farms, which use fully enclosed systems with heating and artificial LED lighting. Thousands of bunches of pak choi and lettuce are being harvested for shop shelves.

  • Climate-friendly smart greenhouses

The shifting climatic conditions in Europe can be related to market expansion. Temperature and weather variations reduce agricultural output. These causes are increasing demand for small greenhouses in Europe. Various agrotech businesses are attempting to mitigate the effects of climate change on crops by implementing indoor farming practices. For instance, The United Kingdom built the world's first greenhouse in October 2020, which harnesses waste heat from water treatment plants in East Anglia to grow food. Because this greenhouse uses waste heat to generate food, it not only lessens environmental pressures but also the country's need to import food. These greenhouse constructions can cut carbon emissions by 75%. This is a significant step that has the potential to transform the country's smart greenhouse sector.

  • Hardware Segment to hold a significant share

In Europe, the hardware segment leads the market. The growing number of smart greenhouses in Europe necessitates the usage of various hardware components. Significant changes are taking place in food production and delivery around the world, as the world struggles to keep up with expanding populations, massive inefficiencies throughout the supply chain, and a climate change problem. This is a fantastic opportunity to assist innovative firms that are providing real-world hardware solutions while also promoting change by ensuring the energy-efficient production of food. For instance, Infrascreen, a Swiss startup, has raised $1.5 million in funding for its nanotech-enabled ‘smart material' that can be used to control greenhouse climatic conditions. The material used in Infrascreen decreases heat loss through convection while allowing sun rays to pass through. According to Infrascreen, this "smart material" can improve business greenhouse energy efficiency by optimizing "natural radiation," lowering energy use by up to 20%.

Key Developments:

  • June 2022: Smartkas, a Dutch tech company that designs, builds, owns, and operates smart farms, has announced plans to build and operate a 300,000-square-foot smart farm in Harlow, England, with an annual yield of 500,000kg of sustainably farmed strawberries. The Smartkas smart farm will address the UK's growing need for year-round, locally-grown strawberries, as part of its objective to eradicate global food challenges and provide food security as a service.
  • February 2021: Harvest, a new green-tech firm founded by two Cardigan-based entrepreneurs and garden aficionados, offers a range of smart, self-watering, climate-controlled micro greenhouses. The Harvest kit is great for gardeners who want the self-sufficiency benefits of producing their produce and plants year-round but aren't available to tend to their plants every day of the week. It is designed and built by hand in their Cardigan HQ. Its smart control system and built-in watering unit monitor all environmental variables inside, sending data to a web-based software that the user may access via phone or computer.

Europe Smart Greenhouse Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Growth Rate CAGR during the forecast period
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Component and Geography
Regions Covered UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Others
Companies Covered Heliospectra AB, Solar Impulse Foundation, Certhon - Greenhouse Solutions, Kubo Group, Cultivar Ltd., Yanmar Co., Ltd.
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By component
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Service
  • By Geography
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Market Segmentation


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Driver

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Hardware

5.3. Software

5.4. Service


6.1. UK

6.2. Germany

6.3. France

6.4. Italy

6.5. Spain

6.6. Others


7.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

7.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

7.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

7.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


8.1. Heliospectra AB

8.2. Solar Impulse Foundation

8.3. Certhon - Greenhouse Solutions

8.4. Kubo Group

8.5. Cultivar Ltd. 

8.6. Yanmar Co., Ltd.

Heliospectra AB

Solar Impulse Foundation

Certhon - Greenhouse Solutions

Kubo Group

Cultivar Ltd.

Yanmar Co., Ltd.