Aquaponics 4.0 Learning Factory (AllFactory) Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering University of Alberta Canada

Aquaponics 4.0 Learning Factory (AllFactory), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

Operational Status

  • 2 FTEs Research Staff
  • 4 research projects in progress. 
  • 28 graduate students trained
  • 2 industrial participants trained

Latest developments

  • Development of a plant detection-App
  • Development of computer vision application for fresh weight estimation
  • Development of ontology model for Aquaponics system
  • Development of training module for plant production in an autonomous aquaponics system
  • Development of simulation models for automated seeding stations.

Topics for research and training

  • Aquaponics 4.0 system design and development
  • Experiential learning in Aquaponics
  • Knowledge modelling and automation in vertical farming
  • Sustainability and Energy modelling in vertical farming


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