Novel Sensing Technologies

Ready to join us on a journey to revolutionise the world of postharvest technology? Our course on novel sensing technology is the perfect opportunity to learn how to detect and measure physical phenomena in fresh horticultural products, providing more detailed insights into their properties. By following this course, you can make further steps in using data modelling for quality measurements and assessment of fresh horticultural products and make a real impact in reducing food waste.

You will learn about the latest advancements in non-destructive sensing technologies. Next to that, you will learn how these tools can be applied to increase yield, improve postharvest quality and make better decisions in fresh supply chains. Join us and gain valuable knowledge and skills in this exciting field.

Organised by Wageningen Academy

Mon 30 September 2024 until Wed 2 October 2024

Duration 3 days
Number of students 20 - 30
Venue Wageningen Campus
Price EUR 1,695.00
Price description This includes course materials, demos, lunches and 1 dinner. Reduced fee for research students/PhD students: € 1125.

The course content development has received funds from the DIP4Agri - Deep Tech Innovation Programme for Agrifood.

Target audience

Are you a technical professional in the fresh produce supply chain? Are you involved in quality assurance, safety, logistics, research, or related activities? This course might be relevant for you.

Our focus on (postharvest) quality will equip you with the skills you need to excel in your field. You can find your focus points in this course in breeding, production, trade, retail, or tech development.

No prior knowledge of the course topics is required.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles behind different sensing technologies and modelling approaches for analysing physicochemical properties of fresh produce.
  • Assess the capabilities and challenges of current and future sensing approaches.
  • Apply new sensing approaches in your own business.


The course offers a mix of lectures, demonstrations, networking, and ample time for discussions and questions. Together, we will explore the challenges of:

  • Capabilities and challenges of current and future sensing approaches for assessment of fresh horticultural products (fruit, vegetables, flowers and potted plants)
  • Where and how the different sensing approaches can be used
  • The novel modelling approaches to make meaning to sensor data
  • Handling different sensors, learning about continuous monitoring, signal processing and sensor technologies.

Please download the flyer for the full programme.


After attending this course a certificate is issued.

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Sensing technology is like having superpower eyes to make better-informed decisions in the fresh supply chain.
Dr. Puneet Mishra, PhD, Course Leader Novel Sensing Technologies