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Online, November 10, 2023, 2-5PM GMT+1

Broadening vertical farming: connecting academia and company needs

Nowadays, the vertical farming sector is constantly growing, and we witness new ideas and innovations every day.

During this seminar, various topics related to vertical farming will be explored, looking at what are the next steps in the field, which improvements in light management we can have, how to increase circularity and resource use efficiency, and, lastly, examples of new frontiers in indoor farming. Researchers and companies will follow one another in the different sessions to connect these two sides of indoor farming and explore the needs and future perspectives of the sector.

At the end of each session, a 15-minute Q&A part will be dedicated to questions and discussion between speakers and the public.

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14.00-14.15 Welcome and introduction to AlmaVFarm; Francesco Orsini and Ilaria Zauli, DISTAL University of Bologna

Session 1 “Next steps in vertical farming”:
14.15-14.25 Eri Hayashi, Japan Plant Factory Association
14.25-14.35 Benjamin Franchetti, Agricola Moderna
14.35-14.50 Q&A

Session 2 “Light improvements in vertical farming”:
14.50-15.00 Dafni Avgoustaki, Agricultural University of Athens
15.00-15.10 Marco Gazzi, Flytech
15.10-15.25 Q&A

Session 3 “Circularity and resource use efficiency in vertical farming”:
15.25-15.35 Lisa Henriksson, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
15.35-15.45 Danila Cabral, Yasai
15.45-16.00 Q&A

16.00 -16.15 BREAK

Session 4 “New frontiers for vertical farming”:
16.15-16.25 Roberta Bulgari, University of Turin
16.25-16.35 Giovanni Scalabrini, Scalabox Farm
16.35-16.50 Q&A
16.50-17.00 Conclusion

The realization of this activity was supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 862663 and from the Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MUR), within the call for Research Projects of National Interest (PRIN), within the project “VFARM - Sustainable Vertical Farming” (Project code: 2020ELWM82).

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