GLastuinbouw Innovates through Co-creation with low-carbon High Tech

01 June 2018 → 31 May 2021
European funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Power electronics
    • Energy generation, conversion and storage engineering
low-carbon high tech
Project description

The objectives of the GLITCH project are:
- support the greenhouse horticulture sector in the development and implementation of more energy-efficient and climate-neutral cultivation systems and
- on the basis of a number of concrete demonstrations and technological cases initiated by the greenhouse horticulture sector
innovation processes by managing and facilitating co-creation processes with partners from the supply chain. Hereby co-creation roadmaps
applied (with techniques and tools) with an emphasis on CO2 reduction and market orientation aimed at SME / SME
- realize smart crossovers between the greenhouse horticulture sector (agrofood), high-tech systems and materials
- making resources available and accessible for the broader sector, and by extension for business in general
- fit within the top clusters of the Regional Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization (RIS3) for the South of the Netherlands and Flanders
GLITCH will focus on the innovation process itself: How can companies through co-creation with relevant stakeholders through the production
successful, low-carbon innovation? GLITCH contributes to:
- strengthening the market-driven, competitive strength and profitability of greenhouse horticulture companies and high-tech
- who face innovation and co-creation challenges
- with other stakeholders in the supply chain (growers, researchers, technology companies)
- with a focus on low-carbon technologies
- that benefit from structured management and facilitation of this process.
The concrete innovation projects are:
- Energy-efficient lighting techniques
- Energy-efficient cultivation systems
- Utilization of low-grade heat
- Use of CO2 from flue gases while maintaining air quality in the conservatory
- Plasma technology for energy-efficient nitrogen production
- Energy-balancing day screens
- Energy-balancing night screens
- Evaporation heat pump development
- Cultivation test.
A roadmap will be developed during this process to help greenhouse horticulture companies to bring a co-creative and low-carbon innovation into a market-compliant, competitive and profitable end product or process. This roadmap will then be actively communicated and promoted in the greenhouse horticulture sector and by extension, by all companies that want to do sustainable and innovative co-creation.