Abstract: Plant factory (PF) in National Taiwan University was established in 2011. It served as a research and demo platform for mass production of leafy greens. We propose a three-year project to improve the development of technologies for PFs, based on our extensive research experiences in the past years. The project is entitled “Development of equipment and technology for plant factory.” To better approach the objectives, the project is divided into 5 tasks: (1) identification of business models for PFs in Taiwan, (2) development of automatic power monitoring control platform for PFs, (3) development of programmable lighting fixtures with continuously variable spectrum for PFs, and (4) application of fuel cell to in powering LED for PFs. Selection of the front leaders among the potential fronts for development, and generation of those front leaders as models to and provides the R＆D methods to correspond with the features of Taiwan’s industries. The project is expected to facilitate the development of technologies for PF. The anticipated outcomes will become valuable intellectual properties, including journal papers, patents, and technology transfers. With the training in the project, the staff are expected to be future capital for PF industries.
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