Meet the Two Winners of the GreenTech Awards

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Blue Radix won the Innovation Award for its Integrated Autonomous Climate & Irrigation Control.

The winners of the GreenTech Awards were announced during the opening of GreenTech Amsterdam 2024. Koppert took home the Concept Award for its Digital Assistant, while Blue Radix won the Innovation Award for its Integrated Autonomous Climate & Irrigation Control. GreenTech Amsterdam is taking place until Thursday, June 13 at RAI Amsterdam.

“Artificial Intelligence and data science are developing fast. The winners of the concept and innovation award show that this new technology can help to improve sustainability and reduce labor shortages,” says Egon Janssen, chairman of the jury. “The jury was impressed by the scalability of the winning innovation and concept, which can result in a huge impact in the coming years.”

Koppert’s Digital Assistant offers personalized and context-rich IPM support by merging data from growers’ crop management systems Koppert’s unique IPM knowledge. It embodies a revolutionary leap forward, surpassing superficial chat bot interaction. It provides personalized and context-rich support to growers and consultants for unique IPM challenges, by incorporating vital data from growers’ own crop management system (e.g. climate, pest prevalence, treatments) and Koppert’s unique knowledge of IPM management and agricultural practices.

“Koppert believes in pushing the boundaries of innovation and leading the digital transformation in integrated pest management, underscoring our commitment to advancing sustainable agriculture through cutting-edge technology,” says Koppert’s Digital Transformation Manager, Gabriël van der Kruijk. “The digital assistant combines more than 55 years of unique Koppert knowledge with the context of the grower’s situation.”

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Koppert took home the Concept Award for its Digital Assistant.

The Blue Radix Integrated Autonomous Climate & Irrigation Control enhances and integrates the company’s proven Autonomous Climate Control with Autonomous Irrigation Control, leveraging advanced AI. Crop Controller ensures precise climate and irrigation execution, reducing climate computer work by 80%. It revolutionizes daily greenhouse management, delivering 5% profit increase and 7% yield improvement, 10% less water and fertilizer usage, and 15% energy savings.

“We are incredibly honored to receive the GreenTech Innovation Award,” says Ronald Hoek, CEO of Blue Radix. “This award validates our commitment to innovation and excellence in greenhouse technology. Crop Controller represents the future of greenhouse management, combining advanced AI with practical applications to enhance productivity and sustainability.”

Each of these winning products is being showcased on the show floor, as well as the other products submitted for the awards.

The jury of the GreenTech Innovation & Concept Awards 2024 consists of:

  • Chairman: Egon Janssen, TNO (Netherlands)
  • Silke Hemming, Wageningen University Research (Germany)
  • Perry van Adrichem, HortiTech B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Peter Zwinkels, Technokas (Netherlands)
  • Roel Vanderbruggen, Proefcentrum Hoogstraten (Belgium)
  • Bart van Meurs, Division Q (Netherlands)
  • Jolanda Heistek, Royal FloraHolland (Netherlands)
  • Tijl Hoefnagels, Rubio (Netherlands)

The jury’s advisory committee consists of:

  • Brian Sparks, Greenhouse Grower (USA)
  • Leonardo Capitanio, Vivai Capitanio (Italy)
  • Enrico Verhoef, Total Greenhouse Service (Mexico)
  • Heinrich Dressler, Haymarket (Germany)

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