Agrotopia Endowed Chair

The Ghent University 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 which brings together expertise in:

  • greenhouse construction
  • Light
  • climate control
  • sensors and modelling
  • plant physiology
  • plant diseases
  • microbial ecology and technology

Urban Horticulture Innovation labUrban Horticulture Innovation lab

Our goal is to further develop profitable and sustainable urban horticulture using novel bio engineering tools.

Join us in our journey to feeding the cities of the future through our research innovations.


So far the chair has realized:

Lighthouse project

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



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

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