Awards


Candidus receives a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service(NRCS) Grant.

NRCS awarded Candidus a $683,562 conservation innovation grant to showcase its innovative lighting control system in commercial greenhouses. Working in collaboration with NRCS and greenhouses in Virginia, Michigan, and California, Candidus will implement our adaptive lighting control technology in 12 commercial greenhouses.

Candidus receives $250,000 award from Grow-NY

The 2nd annual Grow-NY start-up business competition announced its winners today. And Candidus has been awarded $250,000 to help grow our company! The competition started with over 260 startup companies who applied to be part of the program. From that large group, 20 finalists were selected in early September. In the past months, we have shared our business plans, financial projections, and plans for the future with Grow-NY. It has been a lot of work that came to fruition today. We are exciting to work with the Grow-NY team in the coming year to take Candidus to the next level.

You can watch the award ceremony here. The good part starts at 58:39 (but we’re biased…). You can see the list of all winners here.


ASABE Outstanding Innovation Award

Candidus’ lighting control system was named an AE50 Outstanding Innovations Award Winner by the American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers

The award-winning products are those ranked highest in innovation, significant engineering advancement, and impact on the market served.


Erico Mattos honored by LED Magazine

Erico Mattos was named to LED Magazine’s 40 under 40, a shortlist of young leaders in the field of LED technology


Marc van Iersel named 2019 University of Georgia Entrepreneur of the year

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes a faculty member who has started a company based on research originated at UGA. Marc van Iersel was recognized for founding Candidus and mentoring students in entrepreneurship.