Among the VinFuture Foundation’s most important missions are disseminating scientific and technological knowledge to the public and connecting generations of young scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs with globally established inventors for potential partnerships. To realize these missions, we are planning to organize a series of sci-tech sharing webinars called InnovaTalk, based on meaningful innovations.
In March’s webinar, you learned about smart agriculture, also known as precision agriculture, which was a revolutionary technology that used digital data and advanced analytics to increase agricultural production and minimize post-harvest losses.
In the first InnovaTalk webinar of 2023 scheduled for March 2023 on smart agriculture, we were pleased to invite you to meet Professor Wouter Saeys (KU Leven, Belgium) with his presentation on “Harvest Planning with Spectral Sensors in the Orchard.”
Chair: Professor Josse De Baerdemaeker from KU Leuven (Belgium), Former President of EurAgEng, the European Society of Agricultural Engineers. His research into the physical properties of agricultural products has played a crucial role in the development of technology for precision agriculture, automation, and robotics. Additionally, he has been a longtime chairman of a fruit and vegetable marketing cooperative and has been involved in ‘GLOBAL-GAP’, a farm assurance program that links consumer requirements to Good Agricultural Practice.
Distinguished Speaker: Professor Wouter Saeys from KU Leuven (Belgium). His primary focus is developing technology to monitor and control processes within the AgroFood sector. His work involves three key areas of research: sensor development, statistics, and mechatronics. As part of the Biophotonics group at KU Leuven, Professor Saeys studies the interaction between light and biological systems to create innovative sensors for rapid and non-destructive characterization and monitoring of biosystems.
Special Guest: Associate Professor Tran Thi Dinh – Head of the Department of Food Processing Technology, Faculty of Food Science & Technology, Vietnam National University of Agriculture. She has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. She also serves as the Chairman of the Food Science and Technology Network between Vietnam and Belgium.
The InnovaTalk webinar lasted approximately one hour and included:
During the discussion session, you were strongly encouraged to ask questions directly to the Keynote Speaker, Guest Speaker, and Chair in order to explore potential partnerships between you and these leading innovators. The VinFuture Prize Team is pleased to assist you if you plan to propose any project for cooperation with the leading innovators after the webinar.
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