“…One of the brightest minds in cannabis…looks to solve its biggest issue…”
In 2014, Dr. Cachat raised $4MM capital and lead a team of PhDs in the research and development of a novel hybrid- or mixed-light cannabis cultivation facility design & integrated software technology. The SunGrown Zero (SG0) cultivation system represents a radical departure from industry standards. Together, the system a game-changer that provides SG0 operations multiple competitive advantages over competition. For example, a 10,000 sq ft cultivation facility in Southern California can reduce electrical use by 86% for an annual savings of almost $880,000 compared to an HPS facility.
A result of his data-driven approach and business sensibility, Dr. Cachat is the exclusive distribution partner of Solatube Daylighting Systems for the indoor agricultural/cultivation market worldwide. This license now empowers the SG0 team to design, distribute and support clients interested in adopting a more resource efficient, operational resilient cultivation operation. We offer three core services – hardware (building design, Solatube integration), software (grow room intelligence & data analysis) and on-going support, optimization and IP licensing packages.
Dr. Jonathan Cachat, PhD has a doctorate degree in Neuroscience, focusing on Psychopharmacology (drugs, brain behavior). He has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 2 books on the use of adult zebrafish in behavioral pharmacology research. Dr. Cachat is also specialized in Data Science, working at the University of California, San Diego and the University of California, Davis on big-data neuroscientific data integration platforms,
His business approach is consumer-centric, data-driven, political-engaged and socially responsible. He is a founding board member of the California Growers Association, Science, Standards & Labs committee chair for Sonoma County Growers Alliance, Sustainability committee member for California Cannabis Industry Association and a member of several regional NORML chapters. Most recently, SG0 has joined the founders circle of the Resource Innovation Institute, a non-profit dedicated to developing sustainability standards and improving resource efficiency in cannabis cultivation. His political network and strategic business partnerships are formed with some of the most well know and successful groups in their respective fields.
Dr. Jonathan Cachat, PhD has a proven track record researching and developing novel methodologies. He is extremely knowledgeable on cannabis, its therapeutic value and the industries’ business models.