RoboCrops: Today & Tomorrow

RoboCrops will take place on the 24th and 25th of November. After a year full of online events, we look forward to meeting in person again at the World Horti Center.

Pre-registration

We are opting for this event to be filled with valuable insights and meaningful interactions. A balanced mix of expertise and roles is a prerequisite to establish the dynamic atmosphere we are aiming for. The preliminary registration is now open to all interested in attending RoboCrops. We may however, have to make a selection of registrants in order to create a favourable balance in participants.

What is RoboCrops?

The most advanced and most productive community of greenhouse growers in the world are leading the industry into a new era. Scarcity of resources such as skilled labour, water and energy is pushing the greenhouse community to minimize its dependence on these resources. New, fit-for-purpose high-tech solutions are key to producing a safe and  sufficient food supply to the ever growing world population. RoboCrops2021 is the international event to accelerate this movement. Make sure you are part of it and pre-register now.

RoboCrops 2021 is the second edition of an annual event where global leaders in greenhouse horticulture and the high-tech community meet to discuss real-life challenges and potential high-tech solutions. 

Growers, tech companies and students will be challenged to the limit in the extensive programme packed with hackathons, informative sessions and matchmaking which are taking place at  World Horti Center in Naaldwijk / Westland  and Tomatoworld in Honselersdijk.

The aim of RoboCrops is to speed up the development of robotics in greenhouse horticulture. RoboCrops therefore focuses on both the hardware (sensors, robot arms, grippers, autonomous vehicles) and the decision-supporting software required to control the robots.

RoboCrops is organized by FME, World Horti Center and InnovaitionQuarter.

Program

We are currently putting together the programme. As this event was moved as a result of the worldwide COVID-19 situation, we are in the process of checking if our speakers will be able to attend RoboCrops in November. The latest version of the program is shown below. The program is subject to change.

November 24: Today

During this day the focus will be on developments in greenhouse horticulture that are (close to) commercial availability. The aim focus is on inspiring and informing, but above all knowledge sharing and matchmaking. 

Developers of greenhouse robots worldwide will be invited to pitch during the invent and will be able to showcase their solutions.

Time

Description

12:00

Registration & light lunch

13:00

Opening - Introduction & Program

13:30

Maarten Steinbuch, High-Tech Systems Professor at TU/e - "Are robots our friends?"

14:30

Coffee break

15:00

Product Pitches: leading (inter)national robotic developers will pitch their state of the art solutions. 

  • Gearbox
  • Pats Drones
  • Priva
  • VD-L etg
  • Certhon / Denso
  • Ecoation
  • Blue-Radix
  • Inaho
  • Optimal labs
  • Metomotion

16:30

Coffee break

17:00

FME, InnovationQuarter - Join the RoboCrops revolution right now!

17:30

Jim Stolze, International Tech Entrepeneur: Digital transformation – using data and AI

18:30

Drinks, Walking dinner & Networking

20:30

End of event

November 25: Tomorrow

On this day the focus will be on solutions that will take more time to develop. Think about bringing together ALL the various data sources and technologies at a horticultural company. For this, system engineering plays an important role (Digital Twins, Cyber Physical Systems). On this day developers of greenhouse robots worldwide will also be present but more with a view to discussing future development, new systems and business models.

Time

Description

13:00

Peter Jens, Director Strategic Alliances  - A critical view on the 'bright' future of horticulture

13:30

Danny Hetharia - Sobolt: AI: From buzz to business

14:00

Robotics and the future of Agriculture

14:30

Coffee break

15:00

Tracks:

  • Robotics 
  • AI, data & connectivity
  • Labour & ethics 

16:30

Student challenge winner ceremony

17:00

Wrap-up

17:30

Drinks & Networking

19:00

End of event

Hackathon

Students will be working in Tomatoworld during a hackathon with students of various educational institutions. During that hackathon, they will apply their expertise to various actual challenges, and thereby help accelerate developments in the field of robotics.  More information about the hackathon and how to apply will follow soon.

Costs

November 24: Today

November 25: Tomorrow

€ 199,00

€ 199,00

Location

Contact

For any questions, please contact:

Marloes Treffers
Event Manager
InnovationQuarter
Marloes Treffers