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Growing your own food has never been easier.


Meet Niwa, the first of a new generation of smart food tech devices. It makes growing your own vegetables, fruits and plants indoors surprisingly simple, fun and interactive.

Are you ready to get fresh?

Simple

Smart

Niwa is the first fully automated hydroponic system that attends to all of your plants’ needs so you don’t have to. Niwa will water them, feed them and make sure they have optimal growing conditions 24/7. You’ll never have to worry about your home garden again! Just sit back, relax and watch your plants thrive, knowing that everything is being taken care of.
Stylish

Compact

Niwa was designed to mesh seamlessly with your home and your urban lifestyle. It’s small enough to fit in your living room yet large enough to grow full-sized fruits and vegetables as well as herbs.
Interactive

Interactive

For the first time ever, you can care for and interact with your plants straight from your mobile device, no matter where you are. Enjoy the experience, learn about your crops and, most excitingly of all, taste fresh, organic produce grown by you.

Indoor gardening intelligence at your fingertips

Niwa knows how to grow the freshest, healthiest fruits and vegetables on Earth.

With the “brain” of an experienced farmer, Niwa is the world’s first fully automated, connected and responsive hydroponic growing system. Niwa uses an array of sensors and actuators to create the perfect growing environment for your plants, watering and feeding them exactly what they need when they need it.

That means peak performanceguaranteed results and complete peace of mindAlways.

  • Connected to the cloud
    Connected to the cloud
  • Hydroponic system
    Hydroponic system
  • Automated irrigation
    Automated irrigation
  • Heating system
    Heating system
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  • Connected to the phone
    Connected to the phone
  • Smart lighting
    Smart lighting
  • Ventilation
    Ventilation
  • Climate control
    Climate control
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Finally: growing made fun, easy and interactive

Flower

Tap and grow

Just tell the app what you want to grow and watch it load pre-programmed settings for your plant. Tomatoes? Exotic strawberries? Niwa’s got you covered!
Chart

Track their progress

Watch your plants sprout and thrive right on your phone. View their current status and living conditions.
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Heart

Show ’em some love

Connect with your plant and understand its progress. Provide feedback on growth stages and completed tasks, and receive quirky educational messages.
Test tube

Experiment

Control climate variables or create your own custom settings for almost endless growing possibilities.

Joyful living awaits you

We know how busy you are. Niwa helps you do more with less by making it easy to grow virtually anything, with minimal time and effort on your part. Just follow these three simple steps:

Connect

Connect

Download the Niwa app and connect to the Internet.
Plant

Plant

Plant your seeds in Niwa's hydroponic system.
Grow

Grow

Tell the app what you want to grow, and get ready for a fresh experience!
Claire

Niwa has the power to revolutionalise how a new generation view personal food production

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Beyond growing

Our food in our own hands


Enabling personal food production carries tremendous rewards for our environment, our economy, our health and our lives.

We envision a future where anybody can grow their own fruits and vegetables — regardless of time, knowledge or location — and experience the pride, joy and unbelievably fresh taste of healthy home-grown foods.

Niwa is the first step.

Join the revolution

Be healthier

Taste the freshest, healthiest and safest food on Earth, grown right in your own living room.

Be happier

Watch your plants flourish with minimal effort — and none of the frustrations of conventional gardening.

Be greener

Help save the planet! Niwa reduces your impact on the environment by eliminating the problems of transportation, packing and soil erosion.

FAQ

Questions? We may have answers.

With hydroponics and our current range of sizes, you can grow just about anything that will fit inside the tray (no trees though—we’ve already tried!). This includes most house plants, flowers, vegetables, several kinds of fruits and various herbs. You can’t grow root vegetables just yet, as this requires a different tray, but we’ll be offering this in the near future. Keep an eye out! Initially, we’ll provide just a few programs for the most common vegetables, but we encourage our more experienced community members to develop their own programs and share them so that everybody can grow exciting, less common plants.
Our current prototype specs are 35" (91 cm), 8" (21 cm), 19" (49 cm). Our small one is 68 cm tall. In the future, we will offer not only a number of different sizes but also different items that incorporate our technology; shelves, kitchen islands, tables, even a vertical Niwa or an aquarium-like model. Get ready to make your indoor space deliciously edible!
Our standard size can grow 3 to 5 tomatoes a week, 2 to 3 peppers and one salad when functioning at its peak. Bear in mind that the number of vegetables a living plant can grow will vary and likely decrease as the plant matures. Niwa is extremely scalable, however. To increase produce yield, simply add more devices. We will also be offering an expandable modular design for even greater versatility.
Imagine taking complex greenhouse technology and putting it right in your living room. Niwa is a fully automated hydroponic system that uses sensors and actuators to simulate real environmental conditions. To start growing, just tell our app what kind of plant you’ve selected. A program specific to that plant will load, initiating a lighting and irrigation sequence and the right conditions for the type of plant and its stage of growth. As it grows, the app will ask for feedback, for example, can you see any leaves? The software will then adjust its settings based on this feedback to provide an even better environment for your plant to thrive.
Along with your Niwa device, you’ll receive seeds of your chosen plant, a supply of nutrients and a personal message from us. Within minutes, you’ll be ready to start growing your own food!
When you open your Niwa box, you’ll see that most of the elements are already in place. Putting them together will take about 5 minutes, with a few simple instructions. Then download the app!
Although the system is automated, you are caring for real plants, so some minimal maintenance is involved. Depending on the plant, you will likely have to refill the water reservoir every 2 to 4 weeks, remove some dead leaves, clean the reservoir and add nutrients on a regular basis. Not to worry though—all of these tasks are managed by the app, and you will be notified of exactly what to do and when.
1. Even a kid can use it. We believe that growing should be fun, easy and accessible. Niwa is the first hydroponic system that’s fully automated, connected to and managed from your mobile interface so that anyone, even with no gardening knowledge whatsoever, can grow like an experienced farmer. 2. It’s simple, affordable and stylish. Most of the bigger hydroponic systems are just the opposite; complicated, expensive and not aesthetically pleasing. Niwa’s good looks are bound to attract the attention of visiting friends, making growing a hot topic of conversation. 3. It’s responsive. Though Niwa is fully automated, self-adjusting every setting to match your plant’s growth cycle, automated adjustments are based on estimates. That’s why we involve you as a user, to provide critical feedback. For example, we’ll ask you questions like, “Can you see any leaves?” to determine the plant’s stage of development. Our software will adjust its settings based on your responses.
As Niwa is hydroponics-based, there’s no soil, but you will have to remove dead leaves from time to time and clean the water reservoir every month. The pump is silent; you probably won’t even notice it. As for the light, it’s as bright as a normal living room light and can be turned off at night using your phone. How cool is that?
We’re here to help anytime. Whatever the problem is, whether your plant isn’t growing well or you’re experiencing issues with the hardware or software, we’ll make sure that your Niwa experience is effortless and flawless.

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