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.
Syranos Tjee (HvA): Recipe Creation I want to do something about food waste and my idea is Recipe Creation. People often don’t know what to do with their leftovers and also often throw leftovers away, which is a shame. With Recipe Creation you can scan your leftover food and it will generates a recipe. My […]
Edcel Salumbides (VU): Non-invasive pre-symptomatic illness detection in farm animals We are developing a non-invasive breath sensor for cows, for the early detection of illnesses well before observable symptoms. The automated and frequent health monitoring would enable timely and precise feed adjustments by farmers to stop disease progression. The technology is derived from the extremely […]
Liselotte van Dijk (HvA): The Upcycle Wood Platform