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Summer of Innovation

This summer, you will be able to see another number of pioneering innovations and trends during the Summer of Innovation.

The Dutch horticultural sector has become an important sector because of its focus on cooperation and innovations. World Horti Center will put these innovations in the spotlights during the second Summer of Innovation. Like last year, you will be able to see several inventions in the 'horticulture clubhouse'. There will also be several sessions by innovative companies and innovators. This year, there will be a lot of attention for online content, which will create a hybrid dynamics of exhibition, events and workshops.

During the entire summer, guests can visit the latest innovations and techniques at the Summer of Innovation Expo. Gavita will demonstrate the Wega LED, Van der Valk Systems will show the ValkPoly+. There is also attention for indoor farming by companies like Hortilux and GreenSimplicity. CELINE will bring a completely new system for nutrient management, and visitors can see Royal Brinkman's Nanobubble Aeration.

De Gier Drive Systems will bring the THG76R/RK Rackdrive unit to the exhibition, Berg Hortimotive will demonstrate their spraying robot MetoSWT, and WPT Biobased will show that a lot is possible in the field of packaging with Bolayo, a completely compostable plant pot. Van Iperen will present their fertiliser-calculating programme, Van der Ende Group invites visitors to have a close look at the Airmix, and Pellikaan shows the QuteFruit, a mould with which growers can grow vegetables and fruits in various forms.

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Also, the biobased pop-up expo of Greenport West-Holland, which already opened on Monday 13 July, will be part of the Summer of Innovation Expo. You can visit the exhibition free of charge on working days. It is also possible to go on a tour through World Horti Center with a Horti Xpert, who will tell you all ins and outs of the innovations. 

Online programme
Also online, there is a lot of attention for innovations and trends in the glass horticultural sector. The webinar series EAT THIS will continue throughout the Summer of Innovation; you can watch the different sessions again on World Horti Center's website. In these series, several brilliant leaders from outside the horticultural sector will be sharing their vision for the horticultural sector's future. Furthermore, three Studio RoboCrops events will take place which accelerate the development of robotics in greenhouses. We will announce all online and offline events about innovations in the sector via social media and World Horti Center's website during the summer period.

Line up Summer of Innovation

The Summer of Innovation Expo can be visited during the entire period, from 20 July to 4 September. Please register in advance by email and you will receive a routing at the reception at World Horti Center. In addition, we organize various physical and online events, which must be registered separately:

The exhibition can be visited free of charge on weekdays. Registration in advance with name and company / organization is necessary.