Arnon Lesage (UvA): SolarFoil
Plants need light to grow, and a world that requires more food needs light optimized towards agriculture. We are developing a transparent layer that can manipulate sunlight into light optimized for agriculture. Sunlight contains useful light, but also harmful UV and green light which is not so efficiently used. Our nanotechnology allows us to modify sunlight and create a resulting light spectrum that increases crop yields. In the Lab we test this on micro-algae cultures, we see them growing 10-20% faster when under SolarFoil manipulated sunlight.
We envision SolarFoil tailored to different crops, to flowers to tomato’s, in greenhouses in polytunnels using only sunlight as it’s source, both increasing useful light in the Netherlands, and decreasing harmful light in sunny Spain.
Liselotte van Dijk (HvA): The Upcycle Wood Platform
Tiago Matos (Amsterdam UMC): Dermoscope We developed a scientific-based app capable to quickly identify which personal care products are safe and effective for each specific individual’s skin type. We use on average 10 PCPs daily, that means more than 500 different chemicals that we put in our skin every day. Many products still contain dangerous […]
Jawad Essallami (HvA): Eddy Lite The global transport makes for about 25% of our daily energy use. But what is the best way to use less energy in transport? It would help to make our vehicals lighter by using carbon composite. This is a very strong and light weight material, used more and more in […]