KATANA and Agrolink Flanders present the Agriculture 4.0 – Feeding the next generation Conference, May 11, 2017, bringing together high profile guests to discuss how technology will affect the agricultural businesses, research and Food 2030.
The agricultural sector is facing major challenges in terms of food security, climate change, water scarcity and energy demand. Exponentially advancing digital technologies have the potential to disrupt today’s agriculture. However, a smooth transition towards the digitized agriculture requires concerted actions between stakeholders and an integrated approach.
This one-day event will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts from around Europe, featuring presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, and will be an important occasion for all the stakeholders to meet, explore recent developments and future prospects in the digitization of agriculture. The focus is on discussing the socio-economic impacts and the impact on agricultural research and Food 2030.
Thu, May 11, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:15 PM CEST
Kortenberglaan 71, 1000 .
|PROGRAMME||AGRICULTURE 4.0 – FEEDING THE NEXT GENERATION|
|9:00 – 9:10||Welcome: Guido Van Huylenbroeck, President Agrolink Flanders|
|9:10 -11:30||Session 1: How will future farming look like?: Chair: Monica Höfte, Agrolink Flanders, UGent|
|9:10 – 9:25||Agriculture 4.0: future farming technologies: Jürgen Vangeyte, Scientific Director AgroTech, Agrolink Flanders, Flanders research institute for agriculture, fisheries and food – ILVO|
|9:20 – 9:40||Funding opportunities for smart farming and new technologies: Ana Cuadrado-Galvan, DG Agriculture & Rural Development|
|9:40 – 10:00||How Farm Management Systems will look in the future: Matija Zulj, CEO, Agrivi|
|Coffee & Tea|
|10:30 – 10:50||Main principles underpinning the collection, use and exchange of agricultural data: Daniel Azevedo, Senior Policy Adviser, Copa Gogeca|
|10:50 – 11:10||Small farms, Big Data: the Almería Cluster: Cynthia Giagnocavo, ICA European Board of Cooperative Research, Cátedra COEXPHAL, University of Almeria|
|11:10 – 11:30||National e-agriculture strategy as a tool towards bridging the digital divide in rural Europe and Central Asia: Nevena Alexandrova, Agricultural Research and Biotechnology Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations|
|11:30 – 12:30||Panel discussion: Socio-economic implications of disruptive technologies in future farming Moderator: Jacques Van Outryve (Agricultural journalist, Boerenbond) Panelists: Sjaak Wolfert (WUR), Jurrien Roossien (TP Organics), Fabio Boscaleri (Tuscany Region), Louis Mahy (DG Agriculture & Rural Development), Mia De Meulemeester (Agrolink Flanders, Inagro)|
|13:20 – 15:40||Session 2: Innovation in digitization of agriculture: Chair: Wouter Saeys, Agrolink Flanders, KU Leuven|
|13:20 – 13:40||Impact of Ag Tech in startups ecosystem and people’s lives: Joao Igor, Cofounder, Cool Farm|
|13:40 – 14:00||Surfing on the Innovation hype curve: Time to explore business models for agtech technologies on the innovation trigger: Grigoris Chatzikostas, Head of Business Development Department, BioSense|
|14:00 – 14:20||Digital management of poultry farms: Kristof Mertens, Managing Director, Porphyrio|
|14:20 – 14:40||Developing precision livestock farming tools:Daniel Berckmans,Full Professor, Agrolink Flanders, M3-BIORES, KU Leuven|
|14:40 – 15:00||The Internet of Food and Farm 2020: Sjaak Wolfert, Scientific Project Coordinator, Wageningen University & Research|
|15:00 – 15:20||Precision soil and crop management: Abdul Mouazen, full Professor, Agrolink Flanders, Ghent University|
|15:20 – 15:30||StartUp Europe Awards for Agritech: Juan Manual Revuelta, General Director, Finnova|
|15:30 – 15:50||Food 2030: Hans-Joerg Lutzeyer, Senior Policy Advisor, DG Research & Innovation|
|Coffee & Tea|
|16:15 -17:15||Panel discussion: How should agricultural research institutions cope with Agriculture 4.0? Moderator: Greet Riebbels (Head of Dpt. Communications, ILVO) Panelists: Vesna Bengin (Vice Director for Science, Biosense), Pascal Bergeret (President, EURAGRI), Hans-Joerg Lutzeyer (DG Research & Innovation), Raf De Vis (Agrolink Flanders, Director PSKW)|
|17:15 – 17:20||Closure Sylvia Burssens,(coordinator Agrolink Flanders) & Grigoris Chatzikostas, (Head of Business Development Department, Biosense)|
Note: Registration is free, but obligatory if you want to take part! Registration deadline: Saturday 6 May 2017.
Get connected: #AgTech2017
We look forward to seeing you in Brussels!