About aponix.eu

Marco Tidona, inventor of the aponix.eu aeroponic barrel

Marco Tidona, inventor of the aponix.eu vertical barrel concept

„As a software service provider I have been looking for a real product for more than 10 years in the software and apps business and to every idea there have been one or more caveats. By accident I got into aquaponics in 2014 and started to play with plants and wanted to set up a small home system. But there were no useful, affordable higher quality growing devices on the market to provide an easy initial setup of grow spaces. So I invented one.„

With increasing world population a comprehensive supply with high quality fresh organic food is more and more depending on efficient new growing methods. It will be critical to grow with high density, ecologically beneficial and close to the consumer. Urban farming is emerging and new production methods are currently tested and invested in.

This image basically sums up what we already knew when we started and now you can see it too: Vertical farming is also beautiful!

This image basically sums up what we already knew when we started and now you can see it too: Vertical farming is also beautiful!

Many impressive rooftop farms are set up worldwide. But up to now, not many useful and flexible growing devices have hit the market even though the recent developments pose a huge opportunity for new innovative devices and equipment to set up grow spaces in 3D quickly in an affordable, flexible and scalable way. This will enable smaller farming plots to also operate on a viable economic base and open the space of urban micro farming.

Aponix.eu started as a project of Manticore IT GmbH in 2015. The company was renamed in April 2018: aponix GmbH, Im Neuenheimer Feld 583, D-69120 Heidelberg/Germany.

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Please do not be confused since the prototype parts had a fish-shaped logo with the letters ‘ponix‘ on it. We hope if you are googling for ponix, you finally find aponix. We had to change the logo and the name during the initial setup of our venture to ‘aponix‘ due to a naming collision…

If you are interested in the actual business status for a potential cooperation with aponix, please request our business ‘one pager’. We would be happy to have a chat!

In an address to the students on the 12th December 2019 Marco Tidona explains his personal story and the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of aponix / SDG Conference Warsaw Universities and SkyFarms / Location Warsaw, Auditorium Maximum UKSW:

Marco Tidona explains the advantages of hyperlocal edible plant production and consumption at Seeds&Chips 2018 in Milan and shows how the aponix vertical barrel system can contribute to the trend to grow more hyperlocal produce (talk starts at 38:18):


This is a setup video of our friend Kevin from Epic Gardening. Kevin explains how to set up and run one of our vertical barrels (17min):