Invest In Holland Workshops

Organised by Invest in Holland, these two sessions are free to attend for all attendees. Please arrive early because seats are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Session 1: Dutch innovations in the dairy sector
Date and time: 9 May, 17:00 – 17:30
Location: Open Innovations Theatre

Session 2: Innovations with impact, the Dutch approach
Date and time: 10 May, 11:00 – 11:30
Location: Open Innovations Theatre

More information on each session and the speakers are below:

Session 1: Dutch innovations in the dairy sector

The Dutch innovations in the dairy sector
The dairy sector is one of the most important engines of the Dutch economy. It is inextricably linked to the Netherlands. Our (innovation) climate and soil are ideal for grass and dairy cows.
The Netherlands is strategically located in Europe, with good potential markets, and its logistics infrastructure is excellent.
In this session we will provide you with examples of Dairy collaboration & innovations and will answer the question what has the Netherlands to offer to agri food companies.
Healthy cows, better milk.
Healthy cows are essential to a dairy farm. Keeping cows healthy on a dairy farm requires reliable and routine monitoring of somatic cell count (SCC). Research has shown that cows with lower SCC produce more and better milk. Mastiline’s product LUCI® improves dairy farming efficiency and productivity by monitoring SCC levels in each individual cow. Measurements take place in the milking machine in real time; increasing the quality and quantity of milk produced.
Concentrating milk at the farm
Cows' milk consists of about 87 % water and 13 % dry substance.
For dairy products like cheese, yoghurts or powder you don`t need this amount of water. Yet it is still being transported and processed as consumption milk.
Concentrating milk at the farm, using unique membrane technology (Wafilin Systems), can have an enormous effect on the Dairy Chain. In the preferred situation a membrane unit is build in line with a standard automatic milking (AM) system at the farm. It can concentrate the milk flow up to 2 times without the loss of milk quality and valuable substances. This results in a decrease of volume (50%), reuse of water, increase of dry matter (25%), reduction of cooling energy, less transport and shorter process time at the dairy factory.
The cross overs of water technology and agri business, Wetsus,
Wetsus, European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology, has created a unique environment where over 100 international companies and 20 European research institutes collaborate resulting in innovations that contribute in solving the global water problems.
The consortium of companies and institutes focusses on the development of sustainable technology for treatment of waste- and process water and production of clean water. Besides in the water sector, the commercial applications of these research projects can be found in the food, agri and food industries.
During this presentation the latest innovations in desalination, sensoring and resource recovery are presented.
Floating farm
Floating Farm is producing and handling fresh milk very close to the consumers in the city to fresh dairy products.
Transport and logistics is reduced. The Floating Farm is a transparent farm on the water where visitor can view the entire process of milk handling, animal welfare
and high-tech robotics.

Session 2: Innovations with impact, the Dutch approach

Providing high quality, affordable, sustainably produced products to a growing world population are one of the challenges the world is facing. In this seminar two businesses,
PlantLab and Nsure, will present you with the technologies that they have developed.
PlantLab has developed radical new insights and practical logic, allowing us to both grow plants better, and feed our growing global population.
NSure will present their technologies that allow businesses to monitor and control plant and fruit development, thus achieving maximum productivity and minimising food losses.
Essential for succesful new ideas is the interaction between businesses and knowledge infrastructure. Wageningen Campus will show you how they have developed a Campus Ecosystem that allows researchers and businesses (large and small) to interact, have access to a state of the art research infrastructure and succesfully develop new ideas. Finally, Invest in Holland will explain how we assist you in benefitting from this agri-food  eco-system.  



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