Worldwide the need for sustainable and safe production systems for fresh food is increasing. The Dutch supplying cluster of greenhouse technology has a world-leading position in this area. The demand from investors is shifting from greenhouses to guaranteed production of fresh products. The individual technical components of the greenhouse are increasingly "connected" and can be monitored remotely, new ICT analysis techniques are rapidly becoming available, such as deep learning, which enables faster learning of all available data. These technologies can be used to optimize the greenhouse concepts.
TNO focuses on two development lines in this project:
In order to realize both directions, algorithms from data science are used, knowledge models are developed that open up various data sources inside and outside the greenhouse (including climate, hardware, cultivation operations). By means of co-creation and the development of new business models, we are working on the upscaling and implementation of the innovations developed in the market.
Ten turnkey greenhouse builders, four HTSM / ICT companies, the Hortivation Foundation, Greenport Westland Oostland, TNO and WUR are working together on this project. Hortivation is a foundation in which the greenhouse builders, installers, suppliers of cultivation systems and ICT and automation companies are united. The companies involved provide insight into the level of knowledge, questions from the grower and data in the greenhouse. Knowledge institution TNO provides the expertise in the field of Horticulture and HTSM (knowledge of greenhouses, big data, sensors and knowledge of new business models) and on the realization of innovation in complex ecosystems.
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