Philips Horticulture LED Solutions and Hoogendoorn collaborate to unlock the full potential of intelligent lighting in vertical farming



The Signify & Hoogendoorn team, from left to right: Martin Helmich, CCO Hoogendoorn, Ted van den Akker, Senior Project Engineer Hoogendoorn, Kevin Spoelder, Sales Manager EMEA Hoogendoorn, Anne Jancic, Segment Manager Vertical Farming, Signify, Thijs van den Bergh, Plant Specialist Signify, Remco Duijverman, Product Owner IIVO, Hoogendoorn, Robin Urbanus, Business Developer, Hoogendoorn


Eindhoven, the Netherlands - Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announces a partnership between Philips Horticulture LED solutions and Hoogendoorn Growth Management. The new partnership brings the market leader in horticulture lighting technology and a worldwide innovator in greenhouse automation solutions together, to unlock the full potential of dynamic lighting for vertical farming. Philips horticulture LED’s brings its expertise in cutting-edge LED lighting solutions and crop knowledge for vertical farming, and combines it with Hoogendoorn’s prowess in climate automation and intelligent algorithms, focused on autonomous growing. It will facilitate an easier integration of lighting into Hoogendoorn’s IIVO Vertical climate computer and pave the way for autonomous optimization in growing crops in closed environments.

“Through our collaboration, we simplify the daily work for growers. With a consolidated system that allows a full and easy integration of the lighting system into the customer's infrastructure, we enable them to manage and monitor their crops more efficiently and to scale faster,” explains Anne Jancic, Segment Manager Vertical Farming for Philips Horticulture LED Solutions. “Advanced algorithms reduce energy costs, while maintaining yield and crop quality. They support decision making and execution when it comes to deviations from ideal crop growth compared to actual measured plant development.”

Martin Helmich, CCO of Hoogendoorn sees great value in the partnership: “As a leading company in horticulture, we are always on the lookout for innovative partners to collaborate with. We recognize Philips horticulture LED’s pioneering role in the field of lighting and vertical farming, and we believe that our mutual expertise can lead to the development of groundbreaking new services and products for vertical farmers.”

Philips GrowWise Research Center to test and showcase intelligent lighting

Recently, Hoogendoorn’s IIVO Vertical climate computer has been installed at the Philips GrowWise research center in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The center supports customer trials that test, develop, and optimize dynamic, self-learning light and growth recipes that can adjust and adapt to real-time changes during cultivation. This is a major step toward the integration of intelligent lighting technologies into autonomous growing algorithms.

Visit us at GreenTech Amsterdam

Do you want to see our demo and learn how to unlock intelligent lighting? Visit us at GreenTech Amsterdam, June 11th to 13th: Philips Horticulture LED Solutions: booth 01.620 and Hoogendoorn Growth Management: booth 01.520.


For further information, please contact:


Signify: Philips horticulture LED solutions

Daniela Damoiseaux – Global Marcom Manager

Tel: +316 40578311


Hoogendoorn Growth Management

Robin Urbanus – Business Developer

Tel: +31 6 46362933



About Signify

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2023, we had sales of EUR 6.7 billion, approximately 32,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for seven consecutive years and have achieved the EcoVadis Platinum rating for four consecutive years, placing Signify in the top one percent of companies assessed. News from Signify can be found in the Newsroom, on X, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors is located on the Investor Relations page.


About Hoogendoorn Growth Management

Hoogendoorn Growth Management is one of the world's leading innovators in horticultural automation, with more than 55 years of experience. While our history is deeply rooted in the Netherlands, Hoogendoorn operates internationally in more than 100 countries. Over the years, Hoogendoorn has developed many systems that are now considered industry standards, including IIVO and iSii. One of our flagship products, IIVO, has made its way into the vertical farming sector as IIVO Vertical. Our goal is to excel not only in technology but also in customer support and training. We work with growers in every climate zone with the most diverse crops to create an efficient and sustainable future for horticulture. Our relationship with our customers is at the forefront of our operations every single time.