2018 ICA Rectors and Deans Forum programme

High Tech to Feed the World Sustainably: Innovation from Spade to Fork

 Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 October 2018

was held at Wageningen University and Research

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Wednesday 24 October at the Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant De Wageningsche Berg

 16.30 Coffee for those attending the ICA General Assembly
 17.00  ICA General Assembly
 19.30  GA Closure
 20.00  ICA Forum Reception and Walking Dinner

Thursday 25 October at the Wageningen University Campus

Session 1: The potential and challenges of high tech in agriculture and the food value chain

 8.50 Welcome
Marek S Szyndel, President of ICA and Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Arthur Mol, Rector Magnificus, Wageningen University and Research
  Chair: Antanas Maziliauskas, Aleksandras Stulginskis University (ASU), LT
 9.10 Keynote 1: Big data opportunities for food and agriculture: research and education challenges
Kevin McDonnell, University College Dublin, IE
 9.45 Keynote 2: Precision Farming: advances in high tech, data-driven agriculture at field, farm and regional level
Corne Kempenaar, Senior Scientist Agrosystems Research, Wageningen University and Research, NL
10.20 Coffee
10.45 Keynote 3: High Tech in the Food Value Chain – non-invasive sensing of food quality in manufacturing, distribution and retail
Wouter Saeys, Department of Biosystems, MeBioS-Biophotonics, KULeuven, BE
11.20 Keynote 4: High Tech in the Food Value Chain - digitisation in industrial food processing and packaging
Marc Mauermann, Deputy Director Division Processing Technology Dresden, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, DE
12.00 Lunch
12.30 Visit to Wageningen University's High Tech Greenhouses Research Facilities with short presentations of ongoing research - more details

Session 2: Issues in the responsible use new technology and big data, for consideration by universities in responding to their mission in education, research and management

  Chair: Richard Visser, Wageningen University and Research, NL
14.00 Keynote 5: Key challenges in the management of Big Data – for the institution and the indivdual
Barteld Braaksma, Innovation Manager, Statistics Netherlands, NL
14.30 Keynote 6: Ethical issues relating to the application of Big Data
Andreas Jedlitschka, Head of Department Data Engineering, Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), DE (TBC)
15.00 Keynote 7: Legal issues relating to the use of high tech – as exemplified by novel plant breeding technologies
Petra Jorasch, Manager Plant Breeding and Innovation Advocacy, European Seed Association, BE
15.30 Coffee
16.00 Short interventions
16.30 Roundtable Discussion session
17.30 Report back
18.00 Closure
20.00 ICA Forum Dinner - celebrating 30 years of the Association
Speech: Dr Christian Patermann, International Bioeconomy Adviser

Friday 26 October at the Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant De Wageningsche Berg

Session 3: The Strategic and Policy role of Life Science Universities in applying High Tech to address the challenge of achieving global food and nutrition security in a sustainable world

  Chair: Marek S Szyndel, President of ICA & Warsaw University of Life Sciences, PL
9.00  Keynote 8: Strategic Industry 4.0 – agriculture/forestry 4.0 – university 4.0? Strategic policy at BOKU to address digitisation
Martin Gerzabek, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, AT
9.30 Keynote 9: CASE IH Agriculture 4.0
Vik Vandecaveye, Precision Solutions & Telematics division, Case IH Agricultural Business
10.00 Keynote 10: Objectives and considerations of (Big) data science education in Life Sciences domain
Lukasz Grus, Wageningen Data Competence Centre, Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing Wageningen University and Research, NL
10.30 Coffee
11.00 Roundtable Discussion session
12.00 Report Back
12.30 Closure
13.00 Lunch

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