Campus Connect

Campus Connect

Ambitious Agri-food professionals interested in innovation and willing to share their knowledge are welcome to attend Campus Connect, the Wageningen Campus science & innovation café. Every café session has a different theme. A researcher explains about the latest developments and gives a glimpse of the future, a business partner provides an update from the industry and of course our own Agri-food start-ups are also present. This is followed by time to network. The cafés are held in Impulse, the campus debate and meeting centre.

The campus is designed to encourage knowledge organisations, teaching institutions, partners from industry and start-up businesses to meet, share knowledge and become involved with one another. There is a huge diversity of meeting places, both inside the buildings and elsewhere in the campus grounds. Campus Connect is just one of various activities aimed at sharing knowledge. After all, sharing knowledge is just as important as developing it.

Programme 2018

Thursday 18 January: Extreme Weather
Doors open 5:00 PM
Contributions 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Reinier van den Berg, Meteoconsult ‘Climate Change = Code Red for food production’: Climate change is real. The world is warming very fast and the most dangerous results are all connected with water. The hydrological cycle is changing, sea-level is rising, soils locally salinate, glaciers disappear and so melt rivers stop their important service. The impact on food security and on the other SDG’s is dramatic. Can we turn the tide?
Tim van Hattum, WUR ‘Water Smart Cities’
Ronald de Bruijn, Agrisim: ‘Climate change in Agriculture; Getting prepared now?, Later? or go with the flow?
Networking reception 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Future topics
Thursday 15 February CRISPR-cas
Thursday 15 March sustainability @The Farm
Thursday 19 April Biodiversity
Thursday 21 June Neuro-scientific quantification of emotions

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Do you work in the Agri-food business and are you interested in sponsoring Campus Connect? We can help you to decide on the content, set-up and location. Fill in the form and make a note of your wishes or intentions in the comments box. Or send an e-mail to: Nicolien.Pieterse@wur.nl