With over 5,000 hectares, the fruit sector is a major player in the Gelderland region. But the sector faces a few major challenges: reducing the environmental impact, improving working conditions and recruiting more specialist staff.
OnePlanet Research Center is looking for solutions in robotization and digitization of specialist knowledge. OnePlanet will set up so-called “agrifood validation labs” to explore and possibly develop new concepts, aimed at robotisation of labor and digitization of existing and new knowledge. Especially to support the heavy and specialist work in fruit growing. OnePlanet Research Center does this together with network partners and educational institutions. Through work-learn pilots, OnePlanet supports the tech ambitions of the region and new business opportunities are stimulated.