East Netherlands

Programme Workshop 2. Data-driven transition in food production systems

Smart Food Production, Think East Netherlands

Welcome – by Christianne van der Wal, Regional Minister of Economics, Innovation and Mobility, province Gelderland

Keynote –  The future food system in the EU: smart applications from farm to fork, by Dr. Ben Schaap, Data-science Alliance Manager of Wageningen University

Three themes – presented by short movies, expert introductions, and online dialogue


  1. Aerial & Ground Robot systems for sustainable precision farming

– by Dirk Bekke (Saxion Applied University) in cooperation with Wim Spit (Riwo Engineering) and Hamed Mehdipoor (Spectro AG)

coffee break (5 minutes)


  1. Data makes the difference in circular farming

– by Michiel Vreriks (VKON) and Richard ten Cate  (FarmResult BV)


  1. Data driven solutions for a healthier future

– by Remco Suer and Henk Gerards (OnePlanet Research Center)


Closing remarks & presentation of an artist view on “The Future of Food in 2050”
(artist Bart van Dommelen)


Target of the workshop

  • Showcase inspiring innovations from region East Netherlands
  • getting feedback on ideas and finding possible partners from research / business or research & education

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This workshop is organized by

Think East Netherlands partners:

Regio FoodvalleySaxion Applied UniversityOnePlanet Research CenterFoodvalleyNL, regional development agency Oost NL,
with support of RIWO engineering, VKON, FarmResult, Werktuig & Bouwdienst, DronExpert/Spectro AG, training farm Crumelhaeve, Mineral Valley Twente and Dairy Research Farm/Knowledge Transfer Center De Marke


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