Application of information technology in agro-food and horticulture will take a leap in the coming years. This became clear during the event ‘Silicon Valley meets Food Valley’ October 22, 2014, which was attended by over a hundred participants. The application of European Future Internet technologies (FIWARE) and especially FIspace could be of great value to accelerate Internet-based innovation in this domain. The participants, both from The Netherlands and the U.S., were very interested in these European solutions that are perceived to be more neutral than available commercial technologies. FInish will support the application of Future Internet technologies for supply chains of perishable food and flowers.
‘Silicon Valley meets Food Valley’ is the pre-event of the Food Valley Expo, the yearly congress of Food Valley NL. The expo aims to stimulate innovation in the Dutch agri-food industry by connecting knowledge and entrepreneurship and by spotting business and innovation opportunities. In the pre-event, experts and entrepreneurs shared their vision on how IT will co-create the future of agriculture, health and food.