Automatoes

Automatoes

A team consisting of employees, researchers and students from Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects, TU Delft, Keygene, Hoogendoorn Growth Management.

Van der Hoeven and Hoogendoorn build and automate high tech greenhouses around the word, feeding the growing human population with higher quality products. The number of such greenhouses increases much faster than the number of available skilled growers required to operate them. This bottleneck can be narrowed by further automating greenhouses. Along the way output quality and quantity, reliability, and resource efficiency can be improved. The companies are joining forces with TU Delft, which has an impressive track record on AI. TUD is currently organizing itself to better serve the horticulture industry with its expertise. Performing in the challenge is a way of further developing this technology to bring it to actual greenhouses as fast as possible.