The Wageningen Student Challenge “Design the Ultimate Urban Greenhouse”


Wageningen University & Research is organizing a Challenge to Design the Ultimate Urban Greenhouse

Students are being challenged to submit an urban greenhouse design which brings professional food production into urban neighbourhoods, connects it with local energy systems and encourages citizens to engage with sustainable production and consume healthy food.

Who for?
Students in relevant fields at universities or universities of applied sciences around the world

What’s the challenge?
Submit an urban greenhouse design which brings professional food production into urban neighbourhoods and encourages citizens to engage with sustainable production and consume healthy food. Spark the future, improve the quality of life!

When’s this happening?
Register between 1st and 31st October 2017. You will present your design for an expert jury during the last week of August 2018.

What’s next:
Start putting together your interdisciplinary dream team now and get ready to design the ultimate urban greenhouse.

What’s it about?
Your entry will be assessed on topics such as:

  • greenhouse design    
  • plant production system
  • citizen inclusion
  • contribution to the  circular economy
  • renewable energy
  • spatial design
  • business model
  • ICT use


Registration between 1st and 31st October 2017 - Check out

The Challenge is an exciting and competitive way for students to work on a real-life case and contribute to a sustainable future. They will enhance their technical understanding and bringing theory into practice. Moreover, they will have to closely work together in interdisciplinary teams and show their entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.

Registration for the Challenge will be open from 1 – 31 October 2017, and student teams are expected to work on their concept and design between February and August 2018. Teams may consist of students from different universities. The final event will be held in Wageningen, at the end of August 2018 and will be part of the celebration of its anniversary.

More detailed information will be posted on the website

For questions or comments, you may contact the Challenge Coordinator, Ms. Rio Pals .


31.07.2017