MCPIR kick-off during GreenTech

NL: "Over the next 5 years, 35 trials will be conducted"

On the first day of GreenTech in Amsterdam, the official kick-off of the MCPIR project was held. Six renowned partners from the cannabis sector have established a research center and platform - the Medical Cannabis Platform for Innovation and Research (MCPIR) - that will conduct research into the most optimal growing conditions for cannabis.

Jeroen van Buren addresses the invitee during the kick-off

Over the next five years, 35 trials will be conducted focusing on each stage of the cannabis cultivation process and the many variables involved, such as the use of biostimulants, climate control, lighting, fertilization, and starting materials.

"From our perspective, cannabis is just a crop, and we can still learn a lot more about the plant to optimize its cultivation. With MCPIR, we hope to establish a blueprint for growing cannabis in the most effective way," says Jeroen van Buren, consultant at Delphy and project leader of the MCPIR project.

According to Jeroen, what is unique about MCPIR, is that they have a specialized partner for every part of the entire growing chain. "It starts with starting material, making the plant more resilient, climate control, and crop treatments, and it ends with drying and processing the product. Every stage of the process is monitored and tested. The aim is that after five years, we will have a blueprint for growing cannabis, which will allow us to continuously produce the same quality (uniform) end product."

The founding partners of this project are Koppert B.V., Mills Nutrients & Substrates, Paradise Products, Philips, Priva labs, and Delphy. They are all contributing their own expertise to this project.

Brightlabs, Cannabis-drying, Can Filters, and Van Vliet / Newwen are members of the project and provide know-how in their field and share in the knowledge, know-how, and promotion.

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