What can we learn from millions of years of evolution

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November 2024

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A presentation from André Valstar, Accountmanager at Festo.

In the realm of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), his passion for continuous innovation and unwavering commitment to creativity have been the driving forces behind his journey. The dynamic world of CEA, often referred to as greenhouse farming, offers a fertile ground for exploration, and he finds himself deeply inspired by the limitless possibilities it presents.

He also believes that In the realm of technological trends, the fusion of electrification and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in motion control solutions presents an exciting trend. In the short term, electrification enhances precision and efficiency, elevating product quality and processes, while AI brings intelligent decision-making to the mix. This dynamic duo promises interconnected, self-optimizing systems that adapt to our needs.

About André Valstar
Born and raised in the Westland region, amidst the greenhouses and with over 20 years of experience in the field of automation, he has cultivated a profound passion for the synergy between nature’s growth and the world of automation. He is actively involved in the development of Agri-technology through collaborative efforts, particularly within the framework of the projects at Festo. These initiatives aim to harness the power of automation to enhance the agricultural sector. It’s a gratifying experience to be a part of these endeavours that bridge the gap between technology and the cultivation of thriving crops.

About Festo
Festo is a global supplier of automation technology and a performance leader in industrial training and educational programs. Our goal: maximum productivity and performance for our customers.

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André Valstar will speak at the 2023 edition of the Agrifood Innovation Event.