Smart Plant Growth Chambers

Introducing the Grobotic Systems Smart Plant Growth Chamber for plant science research.


Our Vision:

Using the latest in LED lighting, materials science and IoT technologies, Grobotic Systems is developing the most affordable, accurate and reliable plant growth chamber on the market. We want our system to be the dominant platform for scientists around the world to grow plants under precise environmental conditions.


About Us:

Dr Alexis Moschopoulos is a plant geneticist with over 13 years' experience in academia and private sector plant science research. He has worked with a wide range of plant species and is a keen horticulturalist.  


Richard Banks is an electronics and electrical engineer with extensive experience in the IT sector. He is a very enthusiastic and creative maker and builder of things. 


We are joined by Matthew Tulley, who recently sold his company Single Use Surgical Ltd. He is an extremely talented mechanical engineer with decades of experience in product development and business management. 


We founded Grobotic Systems in January 2018 while participating in the Y-Accelerator Programme organised by the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub. 


We have successfully built and tested a proof-of-concept prototype and an alpha 1 prototype. Our latest alpha 2 prototype is currently out for testing and user validation by colleagues at the University of Sheffield.


Our office/workshop is based at the Fusion@Magna Business Centre outside of Sheffield, UK.  



November 5th 2018 - Alpha 2 Prototype

Our colleague at the University of Sheffield, David Pardo in the lab of Professor Jurriaan Ton, has been trialling our alpha 2 prototype. So far, so good!

October 26th - Rotherham Business News

Our business, and our participation in the Y-Accelerator Programme, was covered here.

October 15th 2018 - Innovate UK AgriTech Investment Showcase

After several pitch training sessions delivered by KTN over the summer, we were very excited to be one of fourteen up-and-coming companies to pass the selection process and be invited to pitch at the Innovate UK AgriTech Investment Showcase 2018 at Prince Philip House, London.

September 26th 2018 - More Press Releases

The UK Steel press release was also published in unLTD. Business, and the front page of the Rotherham Gazette.

September 25th 2018 - UK Steel Press Release

Our company has been featured in a press release by UK Steel Enterprise. Read it here!

July 24th to 25th 2018 - OpenPlant Forum

We were very excited to show our alpha prototype to a great group of plant synthetic biologists from around the world at the 2018 OpenPlant Forum. The forum was held at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK, and saw a range of exciting talks on various aspects of plant synthetic biology by scientists working on a number of plant species. 


July 23rd 2018 - Patent Filed

We are very pleased to announce that our first patent covering an aspect of our innovative plant growth chamber has been filed. 


July 16th 2018 - IMechE Summer Placement Student

Our team is joined by a talented third year Mechanical Engineering student from the University of Sheffield, Eric Cheok. Eric's seven week placement is sponsored by the IMechE Summer Placement programme. 


March 28th 2018 - UK Steel Enterprise Y-Accelerator Pitch Event

After a strenuous three months of pitch training by the excellent team at the Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RiDO), we were very pleased to win the Y-Accelerator Best Pitch award at this years's pitch event! 


January 4th 2018 - UK Steel Enterprise Y-Accelerator Programme

Our journey starts as we begin this three-month intensive business accelerator programme, supported by the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub, Rotherham Investment and Development Office and UK Steel Enterprise. An invaluable course with excellent facilitators, great speakers and an awesome bunch of startup companies to work with! 


If you would like to know more about our product through a copy of our brochure, or would like to be involved in our beta testing programme, please get in touch.

+44 (0) 114 360 2221


Rotherham S60 1FE


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