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Vertical Farming – ‘Beyond the Hype’
October 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wageningen University & Research, BU Horticulture & Flower Bulbs and Delphy Improvement Centre, both established at the Horti Science Park in Bleiswijk, recently finished building a full-fledged Vertical Farm. Carried out as part of the ‘Vertical Farming Field Lab’, a project co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Province of Zuid-Holland, the new facilities will promote exchange, experimentation and innovation for more sustainable food systems. The official opening the Vertical Farm facilities will be held as part of the ‘Horti Science Park Event Weeks’. The opening ceremony will discuss the importance of Vertical Farming for the region – and the entire world – as well as the unique opportunities offered by the facilities led by WUR and Delphy. Moreover, the first research results will be announced. Later on the day, the international ‘Vertical Farming Conference’ will gather experts on Vertical Farming to examine such topics as technology, sustainability and cultivation climate, with some of the speakers presenting their contribution to the conference at the Horti Science Park. The morning and afternoon programmes can be attended both in person (exclusively for invitees and subject to registration) and online.