If one follows the current media coverage of the latest climate developments in the German-Dutch border region, the GIQS project TreeMania, in which sustainable methods for the breeding, planting and care of trees and shrubs in urban areas are developed with the help of digital technology, is more important than ever.
On the occasion of the mid-term of the BEL AIR project, representatives of all nine project partners met in mid-February 2020 in the Technology Centre Kleve to exchange information on the activities and progress made so far.
Begin December 2019, the INTERREG V A/ermn Steering Committee approved the TreeMania project with a budget of 1.5 million euros. The project is coordinated by lead partner GIQS and aims to develop innovative sustainable methods for the cultivation, planting and care of trees and shrubs in urban areas.
At the end of November, the steering board of Food Pro·tec·ts met in Veghel to inform itself about the previous project activities and the planning of the remaining months until the end of the project.
Representatives of the FOOD2020 steering committee and the seven project partners met in the rooms of the Euregio on the German-Dutch border between Gronau and Enschede to discuss the results and steps achieved so far in the project.
The farmer of the future is not only a producer of food and feed, but also a supplier of valuable raw materials for the chemical, construction, food and cosmetics industries. The importance of a recycling economy and the ever more efficient use of biogenic raw materials (biomass) are attracting more and more attention and offer opportunities for cooperation and application of (technological) innovations.
A German-Dutch delegation from the INTERREG project Food Pro·tec·ts visited a pig fattening farm in Horst, Netherlands, at the beginning of July, where a test installation to improve the climate in the stables was recently installed as a project activity.
At the beginning of June, representatives of the six technology clusters of Food Pro·tec·ts and lead partner GIQS met at Wageningen University in the Netherlands to discuss and inform each other about the progress of the individual work packages.
As part of the Animal Welfare Initiative, the Innovation Prize 2019 was awarded in Berlin at the beginning of April in the presence of Federal Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner. GIQS project partner Gé Backus from the Dutch company DLV Intensief Advies was one of the four winners to receive financial support.