InnovationNetwork develops ground-breaking innovations in agriculture, agribusiness, food and green spatial planning and ensures that stakeholders put these into practice.
These innovations are focused on long-term sustainable development. InnovationNetwork seeks to kick-start these ground-breaking innovations by developing breakthrough concepts which, once implemented, catalyze radical and far-reaching change.
InnovationNetwork was insitutionalized by the ministery of Energy, Agriculture & Innovation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but performs her function independently.
InnovationNetwork and Except work together on projects where fundamentally sustainable solutions neet to meet out of the box thingking. The cooperation started in 2010 with greenhouse area development in Venlo, for which area planning, communication, engineering and visualisation played a large role. Since then, various projects, both small and large, have been developed together, among which various area development projects, research into food-chains in relation to consumers and agricultural concepts such as Polydome.
The Portal to Venlo offers the greenhouse industry in the east of the Netherlands a model to develop a sustainable industry. The project re-imagines an existing greenhouse industry area, currently fragmented, inefficient, dangerous for bicycle tourists that cross the area and in general rather unappealing.
We developed a sustainabile conversion and development plan for the post-war social housing area Schiebroek-Zuid in Rotterdam. The project provides a flexible and exemplary roadmap for converting the neighborhood into a self-sufficient and sustainable area. It applies innovative energy solutions, urban farming, social and economic programs, secondary currencies, and adaptive redevelopment strategies.
This project was commissioned by housing corporation Vestia and agricultural research network InnovatieNetwerk.