Urban Greenhouse Challenge kicks off

"In China, there is room for increasing knowledge and developing a new generation of entrepreneurs"

This year, the second edition of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge is being organized by Wageningen University & Research (WUR), in which student teams are tasked to design a greenhouse in Dongguan, China. The challenge was officially kicked off this week at the university campus.

The kick-off event started with a word of welcome from Arthur Mol, WUR's Rector Magnificus. That morning, he received an old friend of his: Chen Jining, the mayor of Beijing. "He was coming here to look at how Dutch greenhouses and agriculture are developed. I told him about this challenge, and he was extremely interested - especially in the outcome, but also in the process."