Saskia Goetgeluk appointed as CEO Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo

Saskia Goetgeluk

Saskia Goetgeluk appointed as CEO Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo

Saskia Goetgeluk (1964) will start as CEO of Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo as of May 1, 2017. She is responsible for the substantive development of the campus to the knowledge and innovation landscape in the field of healthy nutrition. Continue reading “Saskia Goetgeluk appointed as CEO Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo”

AgriFood – Frontrunner in Internet of Things – Presented by George Beers, Wageningen University & Research

George Beers

AgriFood – Frontrunner in Internet of Things – Presented by Dr. George Beers, Wageningen University & Research at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

The Internet of Food & Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project investigates and fosters a large-scale implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) in the European farming and food sector. With a 30 million budget co-funded by the European Union, the project has the potential to bring a paradigm shift in this domain, by drastically improving productivity and sustainability. It will demonstrate the added value of smart webs of connected objects, that are context-sensitive and can be identified, sensed and controlled remotely in the agri-food sector. The project has started on January 1st 2017 and will run for four years. Continue reading “AgriFood – Frontrunner in Internet of Things – Presented by George Beers, Wageningen University & Research”

Introducing IoT in agriculture: Italian experience – Presented by Giuliano Vitali, University of Bologna/ Fa.Mo.S.A

Giuliano Vitali

Introducing IoT in agriculture: Italian experience – Presented by Giuliano Vitali, UniBo / Fa.Mo.S.A. at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

Introducing IoT in agriculture is a participatory process, where innovation partners should work together producer/farmer associations. Each plant/crop/variety has different problems and priority should be given to plan observation schemes, to chose or design fitting sensors and recording devices. Years 2015 and 2016 proved that technology is ready and reliable for the majority of applications as much as network coverage (G4, SigFox) and data access platform. Case studies deal with typical problems of fruit production as irrigation alert and monitoring of ripening status. Continue reading “Introducing IoT in agriculture: Italian experience – Presented by Giuliano Vitali, University of Bologna/ Fa.Mo.S.A”

New horticulture R&D lab taking shape at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo

Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo

New horticulture R&D lab taking shape at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo

Entrepreneurs start preparations building a 20,000 square meter R&D lab

Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo is taking shape
It’s expected to build this year a new horticulture research and development lab, of 20,000 square meters at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. This is an initiative of three entrepreneurs: Botany, Blue Engineering and Bluehub, in collaboration with the Province of Limburg. The total investment is aimed to be € 18,5 million. Recently the preparations have been started, after the pre-exam was finalized. Final decisions are expected to be made within a few months.

Eco system
The R&D lab will be part of a new business eco system, where multinationals, medium-sized businesses, and start-ups collaborate in different compositions. Together they’re going to develop business-case driven innovations in the cross-over horticulture and high-tech. Within the eco-system there will be a focus on community building, aiming to share knowledge, stimulate open innovation and to generate business cases. Continue reading “New horticulture R&D lab taking shape at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo”

GeoConnexion is Media Partner of Smart Farming Conference

GeoConnexion is Media Partner of Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

About GeoConnexion
GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia.

Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more. Continue reading “GeoConnexion is Media Partner of Smart Farming Conference”

Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo is Content Partner for Smart Farming Conference

Brightlands Campus Greenport

Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo is Content Partner for Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on June 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

About Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo
There are only a few places in the world that truly focus on achieving big, radical change. And Brightlands is one of them. Brightlands is a place in the heart of Europe, in the top-tech triangle between Eindhoven, Leuven and Aachen.

It’s a place where researchers and entrepreneurs tackle global challenges in the fields of materials, health and nutrition.

At Brightlands, leading international companies and institutes work together on healthy, sustainable solutions that crosses scientific, geographical and organizational boundaries. Continue reading “Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo is Content Partner for Smart Farming Conference”

HortiBiz is Media Partner of Smart Farming Conference

HortiBiz

HortiBiz is Media Partner of Smart Farming Conference which takes place on June 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

About HortiBiz
HortiBiz was introduced in 2012 and consists of the online news portal HortiBiz.com, a free daily digital newsletter and HortiBiz magazine. HortiBiz focuses on the international horticulture and reports mainly about greenhouse grown vegetables, strawberries, flowers and potted plants. Specific themes such as technique, innovation, cultivation, crop protection, etc. Continue reading “HortiBiz is Media Partner of Smart Farming Conference”

Farmbot, an open-source automated precision farming machine (VIDEO).

farmbot

FarmBot is an opensource and scalable automated precision farming machine and software package designed from the ground up with today’s technologies. Similar to today’s 3D printers and CNC milling machines, FarmBot hardware employs linear guides in the X, Y, and Z directions that allow for tooling such as plows, seed injectors, watering nozzles, and sensors, to be precisely positioned and used on the plants and soil. Continue reading “Farmbot, an open-source automated precision farming machine (VIDEO).”