Discover how our projects are shaping the future and transforming the possibilities of greenhouses as food production centers. From automated growing systems to advanced climate control, our efforts are focused on changing the standards in the world of modern horticulture. We are committed to transforming the horticultural sector while protecting the environment. At Tomatoworld we invite you to explore our projects and see how we continue to strive for progress, making a positive impact on the way we produce and consume food.

Listening to plants in the greenhouse

Technological progress has not yet solved the labor shortage in greenhouse horticulture. 5G can accelerate innovation for sustainable food supply and stimulate more efficient cultivation. The Delft startup Plense Technologies uses sensors that record ultrasound to improve cultivation quality.

Listening to plants in the greenhouse

The project “Do IoT voor de glastuinbouw”

Tomatoworld has entered into a partnership for the project “Do IoT for greenhouse horticulture”. The project “Do IoT for greenhouse horticulture” accelerates digital innovations in South Holland for sustainable and efficient food production. The use of 5G, sensors and robots is central to the experiments.

Het project “Do IoT voor de glastuinbouw”

Project RAAK for measuring crop growth

The Smart Sensor Systems and Photonics professorships at The Hague University of Applied Sciences will conduct research into the use of sensors, data and data analysis in greenhouse horticulture over the next 4 years. Together with Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Lentiz MBO and several technical suppliers, breeders and growers in the Westland region, the professorships want to take a big step towards large-scale application of sensor technology for monitoring crop growth.

RAAK meten van gewasgroei

Water quality limits

Water recirculation creates a complex mix of substances that we want to understand better. We want to investigate the effects of these substances and microbial processes in the water system more closely. This project develops a model to interpret sensor data on water quality, climate and plant health. The goal is to create management options for healthy crop cultivation, and explore AI options for managing water systems and crops in greenhouse horticulture.

Grenswaarden Waterkwaliteit

Data Driven Autonomous Growing

Worldwide, companies and governments are investing considerable resources in the development of new greenhouses, the optimization of existing facilities and the expansion of cultivation knowledge. These investments are intended to meet the growing demand for high-quality food, resulting from the increasing world population. At the same time, the need for expertise in the field of efficient and optimal cultivation methods is growing.

However, it is becoming increasingly challenging to meet the global demand for skilled growers. In response, the sector is moving towards autonomous cultivation using data. Tomatoworld's partners use the latest technological developments to provide growers with the necessary guidance.

This project ended at the end of 2023, but has resulted in Tomatoworld's greenhouse running entirely with Data Driven Autonomous Growing (DDAG).

Data Driven Autonomous Growing