F&A Next Campus tour


In 2019 the following Campus Tours were organized. For the 2020 edition we will organize news tours. Information about the 2020 tours will follow soon.


See and experience the latest innovations and meet the experts!

Stretch your legs and discover the research facilities and experts at Wageningen Campus! We will take you on a surprising tour
in which the latest developments and innovations of the WUR will be brought to light.

  • Two different experience tours of 1.5 hours
  • 25 persons per group
  • Guided by WUR experts

Start at experience meeting room @Orion  (room on the third floor meeting point for 2 days)

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Tour – Digital Twins

Time frame: 15.30 till 17.00

Humanity is increasingly building digital images of real objects. These “digital twins” are created for living objects, such as cells, plants, animals, people and ecosystems, as well as for non-living objects, for instance, food and supply chains. Digital twins are created by deploying sensors and new sensing techniques, in combination with increased data connectivity, interconnected computing systems and artificial intelligence. They can be used not only to understand, describe and analyse reality, but also to predict the future state of those objects.
We will show some of the recent developments in this exciting and rapidly developing field.

WUR experts: Willem Jan Knibbe, Frits van Evert, Rick van de Zedde and Lammert Kooistra

Location: Radix Serre 1.18

  • How to cooperate with WUR on data science? – Willem jan Knibbe, Policy Director, WDDC
  • Precision farming experiences and future research projects – Dr. ir. Frits van Evert

Location: greenhouses Unifarm

  • The Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Centre – Rick van de Zedde, Senior Scientist, Wageningen Plant Sciences Group
  • 4 Digital twins for nature: digitizing nature from UAVs – Dr. ir. Lammert Kooistra, Associate Professor, department of Environmental Sciences

Time frame
15.45 – 16.05 Data Science
16.05 – 16.25 Precision farming
16.30 – 16.50 NPPEC
17.00 – 17.20 Digital twins for nature


Thursday 16 May 2019

Tour – The protein transition

Time frame: 13.30 till 15.00

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. However, our planet’s increasing demand for animal protein is outpacing our planet’s carrying capacity. We need to transition to more sustainable protein production and consumption. Plant-based proteins and new sources, like insects and seaweed, offer sustainable and economically attractive alternatives in addition to meat.

Insects are promoted as human food and animal feed worldwide. In tropical countries, edible insects are harvested from nature, but overexploitation, habitat changes, and environmental contamination threaten this food resource. Therefore, sustainable harvesting practices need to be developed and implemented.
We will show some of the recent developments in this research field.

WUR experts: Jacqueline Berghout and Dennis Oonincx and 2 student challenges

Location: Food Hall, Axis

  • Protein of future: sustainable, producing products that combine excellent taste with better nutrition – Dr. Jacqueline Berghout, Researcher, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research and Birgit Dekkers

Location: Innovation, Impulse

  • Insects as feed – Dr. ir. Dennis Oonincx, Researcher, department of Animal Sciences
  • Student challenge – rethink protein
    SWAP (silkworm as protein)
    EMRAS (Eat Meat? Reserve a Seat)

Time frame
13.40 – 14.10 – Protein of the future
14.20 – 14.50 – Insects as feed
14.50 – 15.00 – Two student pitches: SWAP and EMRAS


The campus tours are only available for attendees of the conferences. Please note that there is a maximum of 25 persons per tour.