What is Aicosystems?

Aicosystems, a made-up word from Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Ecosystems, combines the worlds of: Urban, Social, soil-based Gardening, Hydro, Aqua, Aeroponics and Artificial Intelligence. Our goal is to provide a complete software solution and sensor kit that helps the ordinary gardener grow, maintain and monitor crops remotely through data-driven analytics and artificial intelligence.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Aicosystems work?

Our app connects urban gardeners and their data. Users can track their plants, key parameters, and AI-powered analytics in an intuitive dashboard. A calendar, task planner and plant encyclopedia can also be used to plan the entire garden.

The whole solution is embedded in a social network and should enable users to share images, data and knowledge with each other and to plan joint activities. In this network, we also want to share instructions, tips & tricks and thus make sustainable cultivation methods such as hydroponics more accessible.

What is the problem that we are trying to solve?

Over 1/3 of the global land area is used for agricultural production. 80% of all food is consumed in cities, while only 20% is also grown there. All this goes hand in hand with an enormous consumption of resources and a multitude of negative consequences for climate and environment - such as loss of biodiversity, groundwater pollution and massive CO2 emissions.

We want to use sustainable and digital gardening to get people closer to their food again. Our solution is to enable hobby gardeners and urban farmers to share mutual knowledge, as well as monitor their plants remotely using quantified parameters. 

With this we want to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the UN by 2030 - especially in terms of resilient infrastructure, sustainable agriculture and resource use.

What is your unique selling point compared to other existing solutions?

Compared to our competitors, we want to combine all useful functions in a user-friendly interface, make it possible to control the plants remotely and automate the manual processes using AI.

Do you already have a finished product?

At the moment we are working on the Design of the product. There is no working prototype or MVP yet. With our in-house resources, we plan to write this platform from scratch and natively. We will let you know when we are ready to launch!

What is your business model?

Through a freemium model, we want to make it as easy as possible for interested parties to get started in the field. We offer a free app and dashboard for the monitored plant. Depending on demand, Access can be scaled through monthly payments (see below). Large professional farms have access to an all-in-one solution that can be customized to their needs.

Primary Source:

Freemium access: plant management app with basic features.

Soil based: Connects app with soil analyzer: €4.99 per month.

Hydroponic: Connects app with hydroponic system: €9.90 per month

Secondary Sources:

Selling an all-in-one solution for professional urban farms.

Affiliate/online store for local suppliers of sustainably produced fertilizer, small modular solar systems, accessories, etc.


Who is Aicosystems?

Who is behind Aicosystems?

We are Tim, Mantas, Johannes, Pia and Paul and started Aicosystems as a university project in fall 2020. Our team is interdisciplinary and ranges from environmental and bioresource management to AI engineering.

Who does Aicosystems work with?

Our team works with external consultants who have expertise in renewable energy, environmental and bioresource management, and hardware and software programming