Next Gen Contest

In 2019, the 14th IUPAC International Congress of Crop Protection is being held in Ghent, Belgium from 19-24 May. The theme of the Congress is “Crop Protection: Education of the Future Generation”. As the academic institution and host of the conference, Ghent University aims to involve the next generation of plant protection leaders and showcase the next generation’s crucial role in the future of agriculture.

Two exciting elements make up the IUPAC Next Generation Programme:

The Next Generation Agri Summit (19-23 May 2019). Sponsored by CropLife International, the Agri Summit will offer an innovative program developed by and for young agricultural students and researchers interested and engaged in all aspects of crop protection. It will run parallel with the IUPAC International Congress, offering a unique opportunity to engage with world-renowned leaders in plant protection as well as engage in topics specifically wanted by youth. 

N-GAGE champions: N-GAGE (Next Generation Agricultural Innovators) is an IUPAC 2019 pilot project to select up to 5 promising young crop protection innovators to join the Agri Summit, receive 5.000€ seed funding for their project idea and one-year of mentorship and training opportunities. So far, Crelan Bank, BASF and Corteva Agriscience are already sponsoring an Agripreneur.
If you are interested to help support or mentor one of our 5 champions, please contact nathan.degeyter@ugent.be.

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