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GO4EXPORT - TeamNL Tokyo Expo - Robotics & AI for data-driven horticulture and agriculture

Online (free) 22 June 2021, 08:30-10:30 hrs (NL time)


On 22 June 2021 the East Netherlands Development Agency (Oost NL), will co-organize a smart agriculture webinar “Robotics & AI for data-driven horticulture and agriculture” with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan,  the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Wageningen University & Research (WUR), and Foodvalley NL, and FME. This event offers participants the opportunity to visit smart agri companies online and provides a good overview of agritech innovations developed in the Netherlands.


This event is a follow-up to the successful three-day digital economy mission to Japan in February 2021, and will be organised as one of the events of "TeamNL Tokyo Expo". This is a platform for digital events to be hosted by TeamNL, Papendal, NOC*NSF and the Netherlands government for 3 months from 7 June in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Games.


The Netherlands and Japan share challenges and ambitions in the area of agriculture, such as making food production more sustainable, handling population aging and the increasing labor shortages. In this respect, both countries are working on innovative solutions with digitization and robotization as important themes that attract significant investments; and have a lot to offer each other.


Innovative agritech applications and R&D cooperation between Japan and the Netherlands will help to create a more sustainable agriculture. The Smart agriculture company visits will focus on greenhouse horticulture and open field farming, and will go into the technology and the concrete applications in each field. We will also inform you about the coming mission to promote innovation cooperation and trade. The platform offers lots of opportunities for participants from both countries to attend, for example: different live events, visit the Innovation Parade and find information about iconic places in the Netherlands and Japan. 


Register now and you will shortly receive updates about the program.
Participation is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. We look forward to your participation.

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Outline of Webinar

Date & time

Tuesday 22 June 2021, 15:30-17:30 JST / 8:30-10:30 CET

Participation fee


Targeted Participants

Agricultural producers, companies, universities, research institutes, government, media and other related parties

Working language

English (English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation available)


Please register as soon as possible by 17 June at the latest by using the registration button below on this page. 

You will shortly receive a confirmation email with a username (which is your e-mail address) and password to access the Team NL Tokyo Expo platform. On the platform, you can see the event you have been invited to and you can also register for open events on the platform which are available for everyone.


Please contact: belqis [dot] askaryar [at] oostnl [dot] nl


Program (Provisional Version)






Opening & introduction by Moderator

Mr. Frederik Vossenaar, Special Envoy, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

Welcome address

H.E. Mr. Peter van der Vliet, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Japan



Discussion on technology aspects of robotics and AI

Round-table discussion about the technology behind the applications in the area of robotics and AI; What is currently possible and how is technology expected to advance in the coming years? How can cooperation between the Netherlands and Japan help to accelerate and advance innovation?

Including contributions from:

Mr. Marcel Zevenbergen, Program Manager Smart Agrifood, OnePlanet/Imec.

Mr. Arno Stienen, Business Unit Manager AgriFood Systems, Demcon .

Extra video contribution from Iso-Group



Greenhouse session

A round-table discussion with various entrepreneurs that develop advanced, robotics and data-driven applications for monitoring, sowing, harvesting and packaging fruits and vegetables for greenhouse production. Videos will offer the participants an inside view of the businesses that have joined.

Including contributions from: 

Ms. Angela Barendregt, Projectmanager International Business & Strategy at Hoogendoorn Growth Management 

Mr. Marco van Schriek, Scientist Digital Phenotyping & Virtual Reality data analysis at KeyGene

Mr. Richard Vialle, CCO & Founder - Kind Technologies / Supervisory Board Member Hortilogics at Hortilogics/ Kind Technologies 

Mr. Takahito Shimizu, Managing Director at inaho Europe B.V.

Extra video contributions from Wageningen University & Research - NPEC






Smart agriculture (open field farming) session

The concrete technical applications in open field farming will be discussed during this round-table with various researchers and entrepreneurs. Videos will offer the participants an inside view of the businesses that have joined.

Including contributions from:

Mr. Bert Rijk, CEO & Co-Founder at Aurea Imaging 

Mr. Iljan Schouten, Managing Director at Steketee

Mr. Jochen Hemmings, Senior Researcher Computer Vision & Robotics in Horticulture at Wageningen University & Research

Mr. Peter van der Vlugt, General Manager / CTO at Kubota Holdings Europe B.V. - Innovation Center Europe

Extra video contributions from Pixelfarming Robotics 



Announcing next steps

The upcoming mission for trade and innovation.

Mr. Bert van der Heide, Advisor International Innovation – Agri-Food at Netherlands Enterprise Agency 

Ms. Belqis Askaryar, International Trade Development at The East Netherlands Development Agency (Oost NL) 

Closing remarks – Opportunities & Conclusions

Dr. Evert Jan Krajenbrink, Agricultural Counsellor of the Netherlands Embassy



End of program

Please note this program is subject to change without notice.