Training: Photonic Chips for Smart & Sustainable Agriculture, Food Processing, and Healthy Living


Are you working in the Agri of Food industry? And do you want to know what photonic chips have to offer? Join the free online training by PhotonHub and PhotonDelta: ”Photonic Chips for Smart & Sustainable Agriculture, Food Processing, and Healthy Living”.

Photonic chips for Agri & Food

Studies show that the world’s population is likely to grow to almost 10 billion by 2050, generating a 50% greater demand for food than in 2013. In order to meet this exponential demand for food, smart solutions are already being sought to optimize farming and food production processes to avoid waste (30% of the total) and support sustainable farming.

Integrated photonics sensors enable farmers to give crops the optimum amount of water, light, and nutrients – and food producers are able to accurately assess qualities and quantities. Sensors also allow early detection of crop conditions and diseases, avoiding waste. Other applications are found in the field of plant phenotyping and for affordable measurement of harmful lifestock emissions, like ammonia and methane.

Objectives of the online training

  • You will learn what integrated photonics technology is all about.
  • You will discover the different use cases for photonic chips in the agri and food industry. Varying from applications in plant phenotyping, measurement of emissions (like nitrogen), food quality assessment and optimisation of food production.
  • You will learn what both PhotonDelta and PhotonHub Europe have to offer your company to accelerate with the use of photonic chips.
  • You can ask any questions that have remained unanswered to you.

For who

This free online training is open to all interested, varying from students, to SME’s (start-ups), and of course agriculturists, horticulturists and farmers looking for new solutions for their challenges.

Are you considering sustainability issues in the agri and or food industry? Then this training might be interesting to you as well!


The online training takes place on 6 December 2022 from 09:30 – 11:30 CET (10:30 – 12:30 CEST).

How to register

The training is free of charge. You can register via PhotonHub. At the bottom of the training page you find the registration form. You don’t have to be a member of PhotonHub Europe.