Our partners


Greenhouse horticulture is a key driver of the Dutch economy. The sector enjoys a leading international position, established through smart innovations in energy-saving and labour-saving technology and efficient production methods. In order to maintain this position, the sector must continually improve its efficiency. 

TNO advises businesses in the sector and provides support by translating innovative technologies into practical applications.

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Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation. 

The strength of Wageningen University & Research lies in its ability to join the forces of specialised research institutes and the university. It also lies in the combined efforts of the various fields of natural and social sciences. This union of expertise leads to scientific breakthroughs that can quickly be put into practice and be incorporated into education. This is the Wageningen Approach.

The scientific quality of Wageningen University & Research is affirmed by the prominent position they occupy in international rankings and citation indexes.

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AVAG is one of the initiators of Hortivation.

The Netherlands is a globally respected supplier of integrated growing systems, components and associated services.
The AVAG affiliated companies sucessfully export their products worldwide and form the basis of years of experience and knowledge that has become invaluable for the industry.

AVAG represent the common interests of our members and support them in the areas of

  • Quality
  • Innovation
  • Internationalization.
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TopSector Horticulture & Starting Materials

The TopSector focuses on knowledge, from fundamentally strategic to applied research and valorization, based on four key innovation themes: More with Less; Food Safety and Security; Health and Well-being; and Collaborating Value-chain..

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