Agrotech Valley

Board & Steering Group

Board

Dr. Josef Horstmann

Dr. Josef Horstmann
Chairman

Managing Director of Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone GmbH & Co. KG

"The AVF provides the university of applied sciences, the university, the students, the institutions and the participating companies with a raft of new possibilities for cross-disciplinary collaboration and research."

Henning Müller

Dr. Henning Müller
Deputy Chairman

Technical Director and Authorized Signing Officer, Josef Kotte Landtechnik GmbH & Co. KG

"Agrotech Valley is one of the leading agri-food economic areas. Many prestigious, globally active agricultural technology manufacturers are located here. The association is an important factor in continuing our unique success story!"

Prof. Dr. Bernd Lehmann

Prof. Dr. Bernd Lehmann

Vice President of Research, Transfer and Junior Development, Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

"Development builds bridges between research, teaching and practitioners, while practically oriented teaching benefits from the research and transfer partnership with business and civil society."

Dr. Rainer Resch

Dr. Rainer Resch

Member of the Executive Board, Head of Research & Development, AMAZONEN-WERKE H. Dreyer GmbH & Co. KG

"The digitization of agricultural technology is unstoppable. This is a new topic for everyone involved in the transformation and we have very little experience to fall back on. That’s why it makes so much sense to create networks, exchange information and work together. The Agrotech Valley Forum offers the perfect framework for such activities."

Lenkungskreis

Prof. Dr. Clemens Westerkamp

Clemens Westerkamp

Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences/COALA

"Many stakeholders in the region advocate improvements in agriculture. I would like to make a contribution this through an appropriate mix of people, knowledge, processes and technologies."

Michael Nagel

Michael Nagel

Head of Electronic Development, AMAZONEN-WERKE H. Dreyer GmbH & Co. KG

"Smart farming has a long history at Amazone and our focus has always been on electronics. Agrotech Valley offers opportunities to test innovative processes directly on our doorstep and to make added value tangible."

Arno Ruckelshausen

Prof. Dr. Arno Ruckelshausen

Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

"The committed, constructive collaboration of companies and the sciences in the region is a motivation to get involved in digital transformation for more sustainable agriculture."

Martin Ebmeyer

Martin Ebmeyer

Head of Feeding Technology Construction, B. Strautmann & Söhne GmbH u. Co. KG

"The links between industry representatives and companies are an important factor, helping to strengthen the region and its profile outside our borders."

Prof. Dr. Ing. Hubert Korte

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hubert Korte

Head of the Agricultural Department at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

"The concentration of research institutions and agricultural technology industry provides the Agrotech Valley with a unique selling proposition. Intensive dialogue creates scope for research and ideal conditions to address future challenges."

Michael Kreyenhagen

Michael Kreyenhagen

Head of the Predevelopment division, Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone GmbH & Co. KG

"I support the Agrotech Valley region in order to promote cooperation between politics, research institutions and industry as well as to strengthen training."

Prof. Dr. Dieter Trautz

Prof. Dr. Dieter Trautz

Professor for Environment-Friendly Land Cultivation / Plant Cultivation at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

"The development of efficient agricultural system technology in collaboration with users is key to future-proof concepts in plant cultivation. Agrotech Valley provides excellent conditions to achieve this."

Siegfried Averhage

Siegfried Averhage

Managing Director of the Osnabrücker Land Business Development Agency (WIGOS GmbH)

"The collaboration of prominent experts boosts the potential of our economic region. Here in Agrotech Valley we can develop globally significant solutions for a sustainable agricultural and nutritional sector."

Ingo Große-Kracht

Ingo Große-Kracht 

Department of Strategic Planning, Landkreis Osnabrück administrative district

"Strengthening companies’ innovative capability; expanding the region as a research location and helping agriculture to master digital transformation and thus achieve greater sustainability are objectives which we as an administrative district are happy to be involved in."

Dr. Stefan Stiene

Dr. Stefan Stiene

Head of the Smart Agriculture Technologies Competence Centre (CC-SaAT),  German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence

"The Agrotech Valley Forum is a world-class industry and research network. As a part of it I would like to address the issues which are central to more efficient, sustainable agriculture."

Klaus-Herbert Rolf

Klaus-Herbert Rolf

Network Manager, CLAAS

"Our agricultural customers are facing new challenges. If we are to offer them suitable solutions now and in the future we need a network like the Agrotech Valley Forum which allows optimum use of resources."

Prof. Dr. Joachim Hertzberg

Prof. Dr. Joachim Hertzberg

Professor (Fields of work: AI and robotics) at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Osnabrück

"The universities, companies and people in the region all benefit from close cooperation between the sciences and business in the agricultural and agricultural technology sectors."

Gregor Bensmann

Gregor Bensmann

Product Manager Smart Farming and Electronics, AMAZONEN-WERKE H. Dreyer GmbH & Co. KG

"As an Amazone representative in the Agrotech Valley Forum I am committed to exchanging and bundling know how to make the digitization of agriculture more tangible for our customers and to develop innovative solutions."

Dr. Thilo Steckel

Dr. Thilo Steckel

Project Coordinator - Advanced Engineering, CLAAS E-Systems GmbH

"If not here, then where? – There is hardly any other region which bundles the competences for innovative agriculture and agricultural technology as strongly as Agrotech Valley does."

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Tapken

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Tapken

Professor for Databases and Software Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science,  Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

"I would like to contribute my expertise in big data, AI and blockchain by collaborating with companies to advance the topic of digitization in agriculture."

Jens Möller

Dr. Jens Möller

Managing Director of DKE-Data GmbH & Co. KG

"The digitization of agriculture is an important topic for the future and a huge challenge for everyone concerned and affected by it. The Agrotech Valley association is an important factor and will help to make optimum use of the competences which are available in the region."