Get informed, get inspired and get connected!
Take the chance to stretch your legs before going into conference and discover the research facilities at Wageningen Campus, We will take you on an inspiring tour in which some of the latest developments and innovations of Wageningen University & Research will be brought to light.
- Get informed about the latest scientific insights and research on circularity & the protein transition within Wageningen Research & research.
- Get inspired about new innovations and potential for your business or research.
- Get connected to other entrepreneurs, researchers, investors and start-ups to cooperate with.
You can enrol for one of the two different tours:
- The Protein Transition tour,or
- the Circularity tour.
Date: Wednesday 13 May
Time: 10:00 morning- 12:00 noon
Duration: 2 hour
Max. number participants per group: 25 (2 groups per tour)
Tour 1 – Protein Transition tour
Proteins are the building blocks of life on earth. Both their quantity and quality in food play a major role in human and animal health. Currently, a significant part of proteins are consumed through animal-based products. Our planet’s increasing demand for animal protein is however outpacing our planet’s carrying capacity. Therefore, we have to look for more sustainable protein production and consumption.
Can technology help us to develop a plant based steak with the texture and taste of a ‘real’ steak. Will insects be part of our diet within 10 years? You will hear (and see!) different perspectives on ways to increase the availability and diversity of proteins.
Tour 2 – Circularity tour
Circularity agriculture is based on the principle of optimising the use of all biomass. The waste streams of one supply chain can be the raw materials for another. Farmers, citizens, business, scientists and researchers need to search for the optimum combination of ecological principles with modern technology, with new partnerships and new economic models.. A network of sensors that measure nutrients in soil and water? Is that possible? One Planet Research Centre is working on chip and digital technology innovations. But there are more examples that show an integrate circular agricultural approach. Can Plant phenotyping be the game changer that make sustainable agriculture available? During this tour you will hear and see about these (and more) ground breaking innovations that aim towards closing the loops at different scales