Wetenschap - 23 mei 2019

High-tech from Eindhoven meets agri-food from Wageningen

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Albert Sikkema

Wageningen University & Research is increasingly collaborating with Eindhoven University of Technology. High-tech and agri-food are joining forces in, for instance, precision agriculture, printed food and plasma technology.

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WUR and Eindhoven University started the Agrifood Innovation Initiative on 13 May in order to make agriculture more sustainable in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant. But this is only one of the ongoing and new collaborations between the two universities. Wageningen and Eindhoven are joining forces in precision agriculture, plasma technology for water and air cleaning, small spectrometers, printed food, computer vision to monitor animal behaviour, picking robots and tiny milk factories.

The two universities go along well. Their research fields have much ground in common but don’t overlap much. Moreover, the researchers in Wageningen and Eindhoven both have a hands-on mentality, says WUR rector Arthur Mol.

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