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Programme 2019

Thursday 10 October: Clash of the Generations

19:45 3 talks: 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q@A
20:30 Discuss / workshop
21:00 Drinks

Thursday 26 September: Wageningen Data Science Meet-ups - Practical applications of linked data


17:30 Walk-in with drinks & small meal
18:00 Welcome by Willem Jan Knibbe, head of Wageningen Data Competence Center (WDCC)
18:10 Pieter van Everdingen, Platform Linked Open Data Nederland
18:25 Daoud Urdu, Wageningen Economic Research
18:40 Wendy van Herpen, Unilever
18:55 Jasper Koehorst, WUR Synthetic & Systems Biology
19:20 Completion by Willem Jan Knibbe
19:30-20:30 Drinks & Networking

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Monday 9 September: OnePlanet Research Center - digital innovations for more sustainable agriculture, nutrition and health


15.00 Doors open
15.30 Welcome by Simone Ritzer (moderator) and general introduction by Chris van Hoof (general manager of OnePlanet)
16.00 First theme: Data driven Nutrition & Health – Annelies Goris, programme manager
16.20 Interactive part
16.30 Second theme: Precision Agriculture, Food Processing & Environment – Marcel Zevenbergen, programme manager
16.50 Interactive part
17.00-18.30 Networking and drinks

Thursday 24 January: Sports, nutrition and health


15.45 h: Reception

16.00 - 18.00 h: Contributions from:

Jeroen Wouters, Papendal Guidance and innovation in sports and nutrition for elite athletes
Edith Feskens, WUR Reflection on the presentation of Jeroen Wouters
Erik te Velthuis, chef Papendal Interview with and live cooking
Marjolijn Bragt, FrieslandCampina A protein-rich diet for seniors – chances and challenges
Marc Arts, Greenfood50 Enable tasty, sustainable & healthy food with innovative quinoa ingredients
Hans Roelofs, IXL Netherlands B.V. e-Cooking®, discover the new way of preparing food
Dennis Light & Lars Buckow, Teffinside Back to the future with teff
Marco Mensink, Eat2Move Protein intake and training adaptation in athletes
Linda van de Worp-Kalter, Hospital Gelderse Vallei, Eat2Move Application of sports for patient care
Mireille Baart, Sportinnovator Center NutriProfiel for athletes: micronutrient intake and status

18.00 - 18.30h: Network time

Programme 2018

Thursday 18 January: Extreme Weather

Doors open 5:00 PM
Contributions 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Reinier van den Berg, Meteoconsult ‘Climate Change = Code Red for food production’: Climate change is real. The world is warming very fast and the most dangerous results are all connected with water. The hydrological cycle is changing, sea-level is rising, soils locally salinate, glaciers disappear and so melt rivers stop their important service. The impact on food security and on the other SDG’s is dramatic. Can we turn the tide?
Tim van Hattum, WUR ‘Water Smart Cities’
Ronald de Bruijn, Agrisim: ‘Climate change in Agriculture; Getting prepared now?, Later? Or go with the flow?
Networking reception 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Thursday 15 February: CRISPR-Cas

Doors open 5:00 PM
Contributions 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
John van der Oost, WUR “What started only 10 years ago as a fundamental microbiology project aiming to understand how bacteria defend themselves against viruses, has resulted in a revolutionary technology for fast, cheap and accurate genome editing, allowing for spectacular biotechnological and medical applications.”
Michiel de Both, Keygene “CRISPR-Cas in plant breeding: from genome edit to product”
Carina Nieuwenweg, team CRISPR-Clear, winner of the Top Sector Chemistry’s 2017 Student Competition “CRISPR-Clear an innovative cheap and powerful detection device offering a wide range of possibilities”
Networking reception 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM

Thursday 15 March: Sustainability @ the Farm

Doors open 5:00 PM
Contributions 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Michel de Haan (WUR) : ‘Sustainable farming, using and improving farm specific performances’
Sanne Dekker ( FrieslandCampina) : ‘Insight in greenhouse gas emissions on the farm helps dairy farmers to focus on their best options for reduction’
Thierry Stokkermans (Zip Drill) : ‘Conservation Agriculture equipment to protect and regenerate soils’
Networking reception 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM

Thursday 19 April - Water Quality

Doors open 5:00 PM
Contributions 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Lisette de Senerpont Domis, NIOO-KNAW ‘Consequences of global change on ecological water quality, urban and non-urban waters’
Steef Peters, Water Insight BV ‘Clarification required? Water Insight’s optical measurement technology helps to monitor murky waters and pesky algae in ponds, lakes and coastal seas.’
Tania Fernandes, NIOO-KNAW ‘Improved wastewater treatment for better water quality’
Networking reception 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday 21 June - The Quantified Consumer

Doors open 5:00 PM
Liesbeth Zandstra (Unilever R&D Vlaardingen) – ‘Food is emotion’ 5:30 PM - 5:35 PM
Jan van Erp (TNO) – ‘To ask or not to ask. Emotion measurement beyond questionnaires’ 5:35 PM - 5:50 PM
Albert Willemsen (Noldus Information Technology) – ‘How emotions are made. And how they can be measured’ 5:50 PM - 6:05 PM
Wender van Mansvelt/Alex Dirkzwager (EagleScience Software BV) – ‘Brainwave: a platform to measure and control (group) emotions’ 6:05 PM - 6:20 PM
Networking reception 6:20 PM - 7:00 PM

Programme 2017

Thursday 21 September: Sustainable Nutrition

Speakers including:

Prof. Harry Wichers talking about the Sustainable Future Protein project ‘In the foreseeable future, we will see a shift in the type of proteins in our food. Increasing global populations and the pressure this is putting on the production capacity of our planet mean that proteins will have to come from sustainable sources. But will they still be nutritious?’

Thursday 19 October: High Tech to Feed the World (HT2FtW)

Speakers including:

Frans Kampers, Coordinator Innovative Technologies Wageningen University & Research

João Valente, Remote Sensing and GIS specialist Wageningen University & Research: 'Drones, flexible sensors in time and space. Providing near-real-time crop information for new business opportunities'.