HiPerGreen nominated for RAAK Award 2019

Out of 24 proposals, the HiPerGreen research project at Inholland University of Applied Sciences has been nominated as one of the six contenders for the RAAK Award 2019. The project also has a chance of winning the Public Award. Would you like to nominate HiPerGreen for this award? You can do so directly via the Vote for the Public Award page or the RAAK Award Facebook page.


The High Performance Greenhouse Farming project examines how horticulturists can improve crop yields using autonomous flying drones. Under the leadership of Cock Heemskerk, Professor of Robotics at Inholland University of Applied Sciences, a team of researchers and companies has worked together over the past two years to cover the various areas of expertise, from greenhouse growers to partners specialising in drone technologies and multispectral imaging.

The research partners come from eight different Inholland research groups, from three different domains (Agri Food Life Sciences, Business Finance and Law and Technology, Design and Computer Science) and four different locations (Delft, Haarlem, Diemen and Alkmaar). Wageningen University and Research is supporting the project with scientific advice. Over 60 students have been involved in the project through curriculum exercises, internships and graduation projects. More than 20 lecturers and researchers have helped with supervision, brainstorming and research.

Will you be voting?
All the winners will be announced at the SIA Congress on 14 November. In addition to the winners selected by the jury, the RAAK Award also features a Public Award. You can vote via the Vote for the Public Award page, the RAAK Award Facebook page or during the conference itself.

The RAAK Award provides a platform for leading practice-based research by universities of applied sciences. The aim of the award is to raise the profile and quality of research at universities of applied sciences.

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