Agrifac develops, builds and selss Sprayers and Sugarbeet harversters. Agrifac produces ‘Brilliant Simple’ machines based on the ‘4E for growers’ concept. The 4 E’s stand for: efficiency, economy, ergonomy and ecology. Every product and every innovation of Agrifac is developed and designed according to the 4E’s. This is how Agrifac develops products based on the needs of clients. In this way Agrifac is always ahead with innovative solutions.
Agrifac wishes to further develop her high quality sprayer technology. This by introducing GPS- and sensor technology for highly accurate application of crop protection.
Drone4Agro is a start-up, which aims to develop of a certified drone for agricultural applications. A drone which can take a payload of 100 kg for a flite time of 20 minutes. Last year, Drone4 Agro developed and tested a working proof-of-concept. Studies in a number of the markets clearly show the advantage. Drones reduce the production costs to 50% and lead to a 20% higher crop yield. Drone4Agro sees opportunities for this development in both observations and the execution of actions.
The Suiker Unie is part of the cooperative Royal Cosun. A cooperative where the members are the sugar beet growers. The aim of the cooperative is to optimally and sustainably bring value to all components of the sugar beet, for its customers, growers and employees.
A great deal of knowledge about sugar beet cultivation and harvest is available within her organization and the knowledge institute. A new agricultural system offers new opportunities to bring the cultivation to a higher level: they recognize the great importance of, among other things, crop mechanization that protects the soil.
The Business Unit Field Crops from Wageningen University & Research contributes to innovation and knowledge development in the agricultural sector, both nationally and internationally. On behalf of the private sector and governments, we work on applicable innovations in which our independent position and a scientifically responsible working method are paramount.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering contributes to the project with its knowledge to innovative drive systems for agriculture.
In the past 50 years, Electrical Engineering has radically changed society. No other discipline had such an impact. Although often invisible, today’s society is permeated and completely dependent on the products that Electrical Engineering has produced.
An even greater change is expected in the next 50 years. In the areas concerned, such as communication, healthcare, energy and mobility, large connected systems will arise with increasing complexity. These can only be successful and cost-effective due to the knowledge generated by Electrical Engineering. The execution, analysis and monitoring of these large, complex coupled systems, insofar as they relate to the manipulation of electrical and electromagnetic phenomena, has been selected as the scientific domain of the department. The department focuses mainly on aspects related to hardware implementation and the consequences for the higher system level.
Technical University Eindhoven, Department of Electrical Engineering
Steverink Techniek is a small metal construction company, which specializes in designing, constructing, protype construction, hydrolic solutions and tailormade mechanisation. Lasting Fields is the brainchild of Wim Steverink. The Lasting Fields concept redefines the way we look at soil, labour and energy in arable and vegetable farming. Steverink techniek is involved to solve the fundamental questions of soil tillage within a CTF/strip cropping system.
At Agrifirm the affiliated farmers are owners of the company. That is why their interests are leading in everything we do. We act as a link in success. Agrifirm wants to strengthen its market position in the Dutch market, both in terms of turnover and image, by being at the forefront of knowledge and innovation and customer-oriented advice.
Agrifirm wants to come up with new combinations of sensor technology and knowledge models that are practically applicable and that contribute to the principle of “More with Less”.
In the Netherlands Bayer CropScience SA-NV offers growers the largest supply of crop protection products with its subsidiary focused on the Dutch market. The Netherlands should not rely on its surface area, but on its knowledge of crops. Bayer is working hard on sustainable crop protection concepts, for example based on precision farming techniques. At its test location called Forward Farming in Abbenes, the new concepts are tested under practical conditions. The better detection of weeds, diseases and pests offers opportunities to take big steps forward.
LTO Noord is the agricultural entrepreneurs’ organization active in the nine Northern provinces of the Netherlands. The organization works to strengthen the economic and social position of its members and farmers. In the project LTO Noord focuses on increasing the involvement of entrepreneurs and translating results to the target group.
As an international leading bank in food and agri, Rabobank, together with customers, partners and colleagues, contributes to solutions focused on the four dimensions of food security: improving the availability of food, improving access to food, stimulating balanced, healthy diet and improving stability. This project aims to remove a number of major bottlenecks in food production. That is why Rabobank wants to support this initiative and think along with it.
The company has built the world’s first electrically powered hybrid tractor: a tool carrier designed for agricultural systems with fixed Traffic lanes (Controlled Traffic Farming). The Multi Tool Trac offers opportunities for unridden strips.
The Multi Tool Trac introduces its ideas and designs into the project. This in order to achieve a better machine design in combination with a better agricultural system design.
AgroIntelli is a Danish development company with a focus on sustainable intensification for arable farming. AgroIntelli creates revolutionary and radical innovations for arable farming in the domains Automation, Navigation and Vision Technology.
Within Smaragd AgroIntelli will develop and test innovations related to harvest logistics (ICT solutions) in combination with autonomous vehicles for harvesting operation.
Protonic is a supplier of power electronics to customers in the food chain. They want to extend these activities by means of being able to offer a Flex battery system that will be built into a single-axle tractor.