Agrotopia Endowed Chair

The UGent-Agrotopia endowed chair presents an inspiring framework to stimulate and realize innovative concepts in greenhouse technology and vertical and urban horticulture.

The endowed chair delivers a multidisciplinary platform and brings together expertise in a.o. greenhouse construction, climate control, sensors and modelling, plant physiology, plant diseases, microbial ecology and technology.

Inagro’s rooftop greenhouse, Agrotopia, at the site of the Agricultural Auction Market REO in Roeselare will serve as a unique platform to the UGent-Agrotopia endowed chair for research, demonstration and communication.

The endowed chair was launched at UGent with the support of Agricultural Auction Market REO and Inagro.


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We work towards

  • the transition to a sustainable greenhouse horticulture in Flanders by developing innovative concepts in greenhouse technology
  • implementing the principles of the circular economy along with increasing the profitability in an urbanized environment with limited space while
  • achieving a fast implementation of innovations in greenhouse horticulture and urban and vertical farming
  • international support for urban farming amongst growers and consumers