During the congress, there will be opportunities for short visits (about 1h) to different facilities at Wageningen Campus within walking distance from the congress building (Orion):
During lunch time breaks on July 9, 10 and 11 there will be opportunities for short visits (about 1.5 h) to different facilities at Wageningen Campus within walking distance from the congress building (Orion). Available excursions for 5€ per visit per person are:
- Agro Food Robotics lab tour 1 (greenhouse technology oriented)
- Agro Food Robotics lab tour 2 (field technology oriented)
- Carus - high-tech facility for research in Animal Sciences
- AlgaePARC - a pilot facility for research on microalgae
- FrieslandCampina Innovation Centre (only on July, 11 and max. 25 participants)
- NIOO - Netherlands Institute of Ecology (only on July, 11)
- ISRIC World Soil Museum – shows the role of soils in life and ecosystems
Demonstration of computer vision, sensors, autonomous navigation and robotics of Wageningen University & Research. During two tours on Wageningen Campus we will visit different labs and see research and innovation on various application fields, such as greenhouse horticulture, fruit and trees, open field agriculture, natural environment, fresh and processed food in various steps in the production chain from breeding, seeds and young plant production to farm production to sorting and packaging of products and post-harvest. We will demonstrate different technologies such as drones, handling robots, phenotyping technologies, quality inspection, precision spraying, ... Tour 1 focusses on greenhouse technology and tour 2 on field technology applications.
Small-scaled and high-tech facility for fundamental research in Animal Sciences. It operates within a specialized research-orientated segment of the market and is thus very unique. The facility provides high-tech research equipment such as climate respiration chambers, high speed cameras and adaptable rooms, as well as providing accommodation for a wide range of animals (from fish to companion animals to cows).
AlgaePARC’ s mission is to develop a commercial and sustainable production chain for food, feed, chemicals, materials and fuels from microalgae. The range of products that can be produced with microalgae and cyanobacteria varies from fine chemicals, such as pigments and poly unsaturated fatty acids, to products that are suitable for bulk applications, such as starch, protein and lipids. A pilot facility for research on production and bio refinery of microalgae will be visited. Technologies both on a lab- and pilot scale are developed here and move from initial idea to the production processes that deliver competitive and innovative processes and products.
FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s largest dairy companies and has a cooperative tradition stretching back more than 140 years. The company has brought together its expertise in the fields of innovation and research & development in the Innovation Centre at the Wageningen Campus. The building contains a so-called experience centre, an innovation kitchen and a bakery, in which visitors and employees from all over the world can taste, smell and feel products in an inspiring environment. FrieslandCampina’s route2020 strategy will be highlighted.
Generates basic knowledge on the ecology of natural systems. Since 2011, NIOO's researchers have been working in new headquarters with laboratories and offices surrounded by greenhouses, trial ponds and a range of other facilities. It’s a testing ground for the latest ecotechnology: take for instance the experimental green roof, the innovative application of solar power or the unconventional approach to wastewater treatment.
In the World Soil Museum of ISRIC, visitors can learn about the role of soils in life and ecosystems and get an impression of the enormous variation of soil types in the world, from the colourful volcanic ash soil from Indonesia to the man-made Terra Preta soil from the Amazon.
The museum displays soil monoliths –undisturbed soil cores- with accompanying data. Information panels and a digital map table provide information on soils and their role in major global themes.
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