Partners in

Research & Education

The transition to sustainable horticulture worldwide is not thinkable without the contribution of Research and Education institutes and organisations.

Our challenges

Integrated, multi-disciplinary research is required to further develop the Plant Empowerment cultivation methods for different crops and climate zones. Growers and consultants, and of course agricultural students need to be educated and trained in this innovative approach of sustainable and profitable cultivation.

Integration in agricultural curriculums

Many universities and other institutes all around the world already contacted Plant Empowerment for further information and possibilities to cooperate. Soon you will find a complete overview of all educational institutes and research centres Plant Empowerment cooperates with. In the Netherlands, the Plant Empowerment approach is currently being integrated (under the name of Het Nieuwe Telen) in the curriculums of the leading Agricultural institutes listed below:

Hogeschool Inholland Delft

In Delft, in the middle of the Randstad, you will find the green studies of Inholland University of Applied Sciences offering unique courses in the fields of horticulture, food, landscape and environment and animal husbandry. Inholland university of applied science is known for preparing students well for future social challenges. From September 2020, Inholland University of Applied Sciences will use Plant Empowerment in its standard curriculum for Horticulture and Agribusiness studies.

HAS Hogeschool Den Bosch

HAS University of Applied Sciences is one of the best educational and expertise Centre in the Southern Netherlands for the agrifood and environment sectors, with 2 sites: ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Venlo. They currently have over 450 employees, 3,000 students and 300 participants on professional courses. Students of the bachelor’s programme Horticulture & Arable Farming will use the book Plant Empowerment as the basis of the module ‘greenhouse and climate’.


Aeres Hogeschool Dronten

Talent for growth, that’s what they stand for. The history of Aeres Hoogeschool lies in agricultural and educational higher education. They focus on education, research and sharing and applying knowledge. In this way they contribute to the development of future-oriented, innovative professionals. As of September Plant Empowerment is the bassi for the education curriculum.