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Nominees for GreenTech Innovation Awards 2018 announced


Amsterdam, 4 May 2018 – With 450 exhibitors, global market leaders and innovators, GreenTech Amsterdam presents a comprehensive overview of horticulture technology. The exhibition – 20% bigger than in 2016 – provides a stage for greenhouse builders, horticulture suppliers, machine companies, soil and substrate producers, lighting partners and seed suppliers. Alongside this, GreenTech will also provide a platform for a very extensive knowledge programme, an Innovation Route, an InnovationLAB and the presentation of the GreenTech Innovation Awards. An expert jury selected 22 nominees from all entries in four categories, each of which is very worthwhile. “The jury was impressed by the quality of the innovations entered for the 2018 GreenTech Innovation Awards. The entries were even better than in 2016 and that says enough about how innovative the international horticulture sector is”, according to jury chairman JanWillem Breukink.


All the entries for the awards will be part of the GreenTech Innovation Route. The nominees for the Innovation Awards, including Poseidon – Van der Ende Groep, AutoStix – Visser Horti Systems and Plantalyzer – Berg Hortimotive will be exhibited at the InnovationLAB. GreenTech will take place from 12 - 14 June 2018 at RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. The Innovation Awards will be presented during the official opening on Tuesday 12 June 2018.


Nominations per category


Category GreenTech Innovation Award 2018

• AutoStix - Visser Horti Systems

• Gridmap Technology - Berg Hortimotive 

• ISO Robot Plug Planting Machine - ISO Group


• Pointed Micro Climate sensor - 30MHZ

• Poseidon - Van der Ende Groep

• Priva Compass - Priva Horticulture B.V. 

• Service Engine - Royal Brinkman


Category GreenTech Sustainability Award 2018

• Biological control of Tuta absoluta in tomato - Biobest Group N.V.

• HORTINERGY - Energy analysis for greenhouse – HORTINERGY


• Poseidon - Van der Ende Groep

• Priva Moisture Balance Module - Priva Horticulture B.V.

• SmartPAR Light Sensor - Lumigrow Inc


Category GreenTech Impact Award 2018

• AutoStix - Visser Horti Systems

• Biological control of Tuta absoluta in tomato - Biobest Group N.V.

• ISO Robot Plug Planting Machine - ISO Group

• Priva Academy - Priva Horticulture B.V.


Category GreenTech Concept Award 2018

• Plantalyzer - Berg Hortimotive

• Pull wire installation robot - Van der Valk Horti Systems

• Ridder CO2 Optimizer - Ridder HortimaX Group

• Scoutrobot - Metazet-FormFlex


For further information on the nominated products please visit https://www.greentech.nl/innovations/new-products-and-services/



The jury of the GreenTech Innovation Awards 2018 consisted of:

- JanWillem Breukink Former CEO of INCOTEC Group BV (Chair)

- Frank van Kleef Royal Pride Holland

- Leonardo Capitanio Vivai Capitanio (Italy)

- Silke Hemming WageningenUR

- Peet van Adrichem Former director of Demokwekerij Westland

- Peter Zwinkels Former owner of Tecknokas


The jury’s advisory committee consisted of:

- Enrico Verhoef United Farms (Mexico)

- Roger Abbenhuis Onder Glas/In Greenhouses

- Heinrich Dressler Gärtnerbörse.de (Germany)

- Linda Kaluzny Pinon Journalist (France)

- Brian Sparks GreenhouseGrower.com (USA)


About GreenTech

GreenTech is the global meeting place for all horticulture technology professionals. GreenTech focuses on the early stages of the horticultural chain and issues of current interest to growers. GreenTech Amsterdam will be held from 12 to 14 June 2018 and is organised by RAI Amsterdam at RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.


Free registration for Greentech Amsterdam until 5 June

Those interested in visiting GreenTech can register free of charge at greentech.nl until 5 June. After that date the entrance fee will be €40 including VAT for tickets booked online and €70 including VAT from the ticket office.