Nieuwsbericht 11 March 2024

Flanders Technology & Innovation (FTI) is coming soon, VITO is ready for you!

How technology & innovation tackle major challenges

News FTI

Flanders has more than a lot to offer in terms of technology and innovation.

During the FTI Festival (15-24 March), FTI wants to bring together everyone (knowledge centers, private partners, government and citizens) and show how we can use technology and innovation to tackle the major challenges of the future and strive for sustainable prosperity for all.

For 10 days, 6 Flemish cities will be transformed into 1 big inspiration and experience festival. VITO, and VITO Remote Sensing, cannot be missing, on the contrary.
VITO contributes to various events related to Energy, Health, Mobility, Nutrition, Education, Digital Life, Data Privacy and Entertainment at various locations.

Here’s an overview of what our VITO Remote Sensing team has to offer!


‘Drones & AI for the food industry’

Drones and artificial intelligence have great potential for agriculture. Drones quickly and accurately scan large plots, assess harvest quality and crop homogeneity. AI algorithms analyze data to understand ripeness, growth patterns, diseases and pests.

We'll share success stories and challenges to show the future of agricultural technology and food security.

When: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Where: Elfde Linie, Hasselt
Information & registration: 
(only in Dutch)


Smart technologies for a sustainable agriculture

'Technology for green pears with finalist ‘De Klimaatkoploper’'
Together with a number of partner organisations, we will tell you which innovative technologies and actions are making our Flemish fruit cultivation and agriculture more sustainable.
During a short tour, you can take a look at the fully automated sorting centre and the auction at BelOrta. In addition, experts are ready to present their innovations. 

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 13.30 - 16.00
Where: BelOrta, Borgloon
Information & registration:
(only in Dutch)


FTI Antwerp – Final Festival

On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March 2024 we would like to invite you to Antwerp for the FTI Final Festival. You can take a look at the future of Energy, Health, Mobility, Nutrition, Education, Digital life, Data privacy and Entertainment.

Discover the wide range of EO applications & what space travel (technology and data) means today for our society, for people, the environment and economy.

Visit the VITO domes, the Flanders’ Space booth and/or follow the FTI Inspiration session on space travel and climate:

When: Saturday March 23, 2024, 13.30 – 14.45
Where: Lotto Arena – free seat
Speaker: Steven Krekels “How space tech & data underpin a sustainable and resilient society”
With Jacotte Brokken (weather forecaster VRT), Hans Brackquéné (SME4SPACE), ...


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