Optimization of flower breeding – Kwekerij Baas



Company Name / Department Kwekerij Baas
Contact Person Dieter Baas
 Location Ens
Optional remote work Yes, possible
Travel expenses (own account or reimbursed by the company) Reimbursed by the company
Housing arranged by company Maybe possible together with international workers
Housing expenses (how much per month, own account or subsidized by the company) Subsidized by company
Internship compensation  Yes, TBD
Study program OML
ESCF community


Start date

September, 2023


Company Description

Kwekerij Baas supplies colorful seasonal bloomers to large-scale retail all year round. Traders and retailers from Europe can visit Kwekerij Baas every season for a wide variety of pot and garden plants, including pansies, bedding plants, chrysanthemums and poinsettias.


Project Description

Project description:

Kwekerij Baas operates large greenhouses to supply flowers all year round. Demand for these flowers can be forecasted. Given these forecasts and the constraints relating to their greenhouses, the question when to plant what seeds. Lighting and water conditions inside the greenhouses may also differ or can be controlled such that an additional question arises as to where in the greenhouses to plant the seeds.

Goals of the project:

Develop a model for flower breeding


    (near-)optimal flower breeding schedule

    Essential student knowledge:

    • Knowledge about optimization techniques
    • Knowledge about stochastic processes




    More information: escf@tue.nl  


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