Japan: Report and presentations NL-Japan webinar on Smart Horticulture

On 12 November 2020, the Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo organized a Netherlands-Japan Horticulture Webinar about “Sustainable and profitable greenhouse business: Usage of AI, robotics, climate controls and renewable energy in Japanese greenhouse horticulture”. More than 250 participants from Japan and the Netherlands attended this event, showing high interest in this topic. Japanese and Dutch experts presented showcases of joint cooperation, and shared their thoughts about future developments in the field of Autonomous Greenhouses and robotics. What is needed to apply this modern technology in the Japanese greenhouse? Economy of scale, standardization, and sharing of data are issues to be discussed to bring Smart Horticulture in Japan forward.

Peter van der Vliet, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Japan gives welcome address

The program of the webinar is shown below, with presentations in English and Japanese which presenters have agreed to share online.


16:00 JST
Opening by moderator Dr. Evert Jan Krajenbrink, Agricultural Counsellor of the Netherlands Embassy

16:05 JST
Welcome speech by H.E. Mr. Peter van der Vliet, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Japan

16:10 JST
Speech by Guest of Honor
Mr. Sumito Yasuoka, Councillor, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

16:15 JST
Presentation “Latest R&D developments in autonomous greenhouses”
Mr. Rick van de Zedde, Senior scientist/business developer Phenomics & Automation and Ms. Anna Petropoulou, Researcher/Greenhouse technology, Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

16:30 JST
Presentation “Current status and challenges of Japanese greenhouse horticulture: Latest developments in smart agriculture and regional energy utilisation”
Mr. Yuzo Ode, Vice Chairman, Japan Greenhouse Horticulture Association
Reference information provided by Japan Greenhouse Horticulture Association

16:45 JST
Presentation “Internet of Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for greenhouse automation”
Mr. Wierd Vonk, General Manager, Hoogendoorn Asia

17:00 JST
Presentation “Potential of robotics and automation in Japanese greenhouse horticulture”
Mr. Freek van Rijn, export manager Asia, Certhon, and Mr. Osamu Shimizu, CEO, DENSO AgriTech Solutions

17:15 JST
Q&A and wrap up by moderator

17:30 JST
End of program

Evert Jan Krajenbrink, Agricultural Counsellor and the moderator opens the Horticulture Webinar

日蘭園芸ウェビナー: 持続可能で収益性の高い温室事業 - 日本の施設園芸における人工知能(AI)・ロボット工学・環境制御・再生可能エネルギーの利用


16:00 JST
オランダ王国大使館農務参事官エバート ヤン・クライエンブリンク

16:05 JST

16:10 JST
農林水産省大臣官房生産振興審議官  安岡 澄人

16:15 JST
シニアサイエンティスト/ビジネスディベロッパー(フェノミクス・自動化) リック・ファンデゼッデ
リサーチャー(温室技術) アナ・ペトロポル

16:30 JST 
一般社団法人日本施設園芸協会 副会長  大出 祐造

16:45 JST
ホーヘンドールン・アジア ゼネラルマネージャー ウィルト・フォンク

17:00 JST
セルトン 輸出マネージャー フレーク・ファンレイン
株式会社デンソーアグリテックソリューションズ 代表取締役社長 清水 修

17:15 JST

17:30 JST