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Innovations in Urban Agriculture

Harper Adams University and the University of Birmingham

Thursday, 24 May 2018 from 10:00 to 14:00 (CEST)

Innovations in Urban Agriculture

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Recent innovations in vertical farming and methods such as hydroponics and recycling of water and nutrients has stimulated interest in urban agriculture. Presentations will explore case studies of systems and technologies, and the current trends in urban agriculture. Registration is free to the event, and will include a buffet lunch and networking opportunity.

Meeting Schedule: 

09:30     Registration and welcome

10:00     Introduction, Sessions moderator Stephen Fox, Panliska ltd

10:15     Christine Zimmermann-Loess, Chairwoman of the Association for Vertical Farming

10:30     Ine Pertry from INAGRO on key developments in rooftop greenhouses

10:45     Trine Hvoslef-Eide from Norwegian University of Life Science on pilot actions within H2020 project SiEUGreen

11.00     Rhydian Beynon-Davies from Gs Fresh on lighting innovations in Horticulture

11:15 Coffee and networking

11:45     Laura Vickers from Harper Adams University and David Booth from the University of Birmingham on resource efficiency in urban agriculture

12:00     Alex Fisher, Founder and CEO of Saturn Bioponics on hydroponic science and technology potential to increase yields, improve quality and reduce production costs

12:15     Igor Kos from WCYCLE Institute Maribor, Maribor (Slovenia) on EU Urban Initiative project “Urban Soil4 Food” and experiences ofMaribor on initiatives related to the Circular Economy

12.30     Ian Mell from Manchester University on urban agriculture from a greening, planning and citizen engagement perspective

12:45 Conclusions and wrap up

13:00 Lunch and networking

14:00 Meeting close

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University of Birmingham Brussels Office
22-28 Avenue d'Auderghem
B-1040 Brussels

Thursday, 24 May 2018 from 10:00 to 14:00 (CEST)

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Harper Adams University and the University of Birmingham

Harper Adams University: Harper Adams University was founded in 1901 and a world leading specialist university tackling the future development of our planet's food production, processing, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business.

University of Birmingham: Founded in 1900 the University of Birmingham has been influencing society and making an impact on people’s lives through academic discovery and innovation. Birmingham is where pacemakers and plastic heart valves were developed, where the first artificial vitamin (Vitamin C) was synthesised, and where the cavity magnetron was developed, leading to applications such as radar and the microwave oven.  Today, the University continues to build on this pioneering heritage. We are still at the forefront of research, leading the field in many of the emerging disciplines of the 21st century.

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