Green Week - Innovations in Urban Agriculture

Location: Greater Birmingham and West Midlands EU Office, 22-28 Avenue d'Auderghem B-1040 Brussels Belgium
Event Date: 2018-05-24
Time: 09:30:00

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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
Organisers: Harper Adams University and the University of Birmingham