If someone somewhere invents something which is relevant to the agri sector, we want to have that person and that innovation in our building. We saw this during the cross-sectoral event Verbinding In Innovatie (Connection in Innovation) on 19 June 2019, which was organised by World Horti Center in collaboration with InnovationQuarter.
Interface between technology and horticulture
We sat down with Colinda to find out more. “I studied horticulture and was a researcher at what is now WUR Beijswijk,” she says. “After a while I wanted to develop myself further, so I did a bachelor’s degree in Informatics. In 2001 that course led me to work at Hoogendoorn, where I progressed from software engineer to R&D Manager. And since 2017 I have been working for InnovationQuarter, again on that interface between technology and horticulture.”
A creative process
“Technology is really fun,” continues Colinda enthusiastically. “I’m not so much interested in the technology itself as in the solutions that you can create. Innovating is a very creative process in that regard. InnovationQuarter focuses on investing, internationalising and innovating.