Research Network of the Farm Technology Group

The Farm Technology Group maintains a strong Research Network, both within and outside of Wageningen.

Embedding in graduate schools
Research of the Farm Technology Group is embedded in the following graduate schools:

* De Wit Graduate School of Production Ecology and Resource Conservation (PE&RC)

* Wageningen Institute of Agricultural Science (WIAS)

    Cooperation within Wageningen University & Research

    Wageningen University and Research consists of two parts; 1) Wageningen University focussed on more fundamental research and education at BSc, MSc and PhD level, 2) Wageningen Research focussed on contract research with a more applied nature. As both of the chair leaders started their careers within the Wageningen Research community, there is a strong collaboration between the Farm Technology Group and various contract research groups within Wageningen Research. This collaboration is of interest to Wageningen Research groups since PhD projects will be aimed at themes of long-term strategic interest. On the other hand, through the link with these institutes, the chair group is able to more proactively respond to and anticipate developments in primary production and society and to obtain research funds more easily. A strong collaboration also exists with various research groups within Wageningen University. Currently, more than 50% of the current (PhD-) projects are based on collaboration with groups within WUR.

    Cooperation with universities and research institutes outside Wageningen University & Research
    A growing number of projects are carried out in collaboration with groups outside WUR. In various modalities the members of the Farm Technology Group collaborate with the following universities and research institutes world-wide:

    • EU Trimbot2020
    • EU Echord++
    • Field Robot Event, University of Hohenheim Germany and University of Applied Sciences, Osnabrück Germany
    • RDA Korea
    • Technical University Eindhoven
    • Ehime University, Japan
    • Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
    • EU Bio-Business (University of Leuven Belgium)
    • IAM-BRAIN, Japan
    • Forschungzentrum Jülich, Germany
    • Public University of Navarra, Pamplona Spain
    • China Agricultural University, China
    • MIT, Boston, USA
    • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
    • CRA, Agricultural Research Council, Italy
    • University of Milan, Italy

    Cooperation with industry
    Science yields impact when results of research are really implemented and used in agricultural practice. Therefore the Farm Technology Group seeks support and collaboration with commercial companies in its research projects. The group collaborates with:

    • Claas, Harsewinkel, The Netherlands
    • Rijk Zwaan, Fijnaart, The Netherlands
    • Vencomatic bv. & Rondeel bv., Eersel, The Netherlands
    • GD, Deventer, The Netherlands
    • Commercial Farms
    • Monteny Milieu Advies, Renkum, The Netherlands
    • Swaans beton, Heeze, The Netherlands
    • Hortimax, De Lier, The Netherlands
    • Lely Industries, Maassluis, The Netherlands
    • Avular, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    • Schippers Bladel
    • JOZ (mestschuiver en robots)
    • SAPEC
    • Beerepoot stalinrichting BV
    • Big Dutchmann
    • Friesland Campina
    • Greefa
    • Ice Ireland
    • PFA Pelagic Freezer - Trawler Association
    • Proti-Farm Rearing BV
    • TechNature BV
    • Wireless Value BV