RoboCrops: Today & Tomorrow

RoboCrops is happy to announce the 2022 international edition will take place on the 18th and 19th of May. We look forward to finally meeting in person again at the World Horti Center.

RoboCrops 2022 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. This is a unique opportunity to find the right contacts and network amongst the best in class experts.

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. RoboCrops2022 is the international event to accelerate this movement. Make sure you are part of it and register now.

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.

The RoboCrops Today and Tomorrow events are organized by FME, World Horti Center and InnovationQuarter.

Costs

May 18: Today

May 19: Tomorrow

€ 150,00

€ 150,00

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 this May. The latest version of the program is shown below. The program is subject to change.

Meet the investor
Did you know that InnovationQuarter is an impact investor active in all stages of a business lifecycle? During both days investment managers of InnovationQuarter will be on site available for conversations.

HortiHeroes / AVAG student academy
Talk about your needs concerning finding (young) talents to join your company. A team of specialist of HortiHeroes / AVAG would like to discuss your ideas on this topic. 

May 18: 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 and possibility to meet the robot builders and autonomous growing specialist at their booth.

13:00

Opening - Introduction & Program

13:30

Dirk Aleven, Foodventures - How Dutch technology is used in large scale international food production

14:00

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

14:30

Coffee break

15:00

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

  • ADI Innovations
  • Blue-Radix
  • Certhon / Denso
  • Corvus drones
  • Gearbox Innovations
  • Hortikey
  • Inaho
  • LetsGrow.com
  • Pats Drones
  • Priva Kompano
  • Sobolt
  • Vdletg

16:00

Short break

16:15

Continue with product pitches

16:45

Light refreshment

18:00

Eric van Heck, RSM - Circular and digital innovation in the flower sector

18:30

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

19:00

Drinks, Walking dinner & Networking

21:00

End of event

May 19: 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). Developers of greenhouse robots worldwide will also be present on this day, sbut now with a focus to discuss future potential and developments, new systems and business models.

Time

Description

12:00

Registration & light lunch and possibility to meet the robot builders and autonomous growing specialist at their booth.

13:00

Danny Hetharia - Sobolt: AI: From buzz to business

13:30

Peter Zinn - Digital security in High Tech - welcome to the dark side

14:00

Dimitra Dodou, TU Delft - Soft robotic grippers for crop handling or harvesting: state-of-the-art and future directions

14:30

Coffee break

15:00

Tracks:

  • Robotics and AI: 
    • Plant factories
    • Levels of autonomy
    • Using AI for growth

 

  • Labour & ethics:
    • The future of work
    • MAKE Center: joined forces of Manufacturing Industry and Education in the battle for technical craftsmen
    • Ethics and robotics

16:30

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

17:00

Wrap-up

17:30

Drinks & Networking

19:00

End of event

Location

Contact

For any questions, please contact:

Marloes Treffers
event manager
InnovationQuarter

Our partners

This network activity is partly financed from the MIT subsidy scheme for TKI SME reinforcement via the TKI HTSM. More information can be found on https://www.hollandhightech.nl.