Internship: Research on Optimisation of Cannabis Growing Conditions

Project: Medical Cannabis Platform for Innovation and Research (MCPIR)

The Medical Cannabis Platform for Innovation and Research (MCPIR) is a collaboration between six founding partners: Priva, Koppert, Delphy, Paradise Seeds, Signify and Mills Nutrients. This platform was established with the aim of researching and defining optimal growing conditions for qualitative and quantitative cannabis production. The MCPIR aims to develop a blueprint for the further professionalisation of cannabis cultivation, with the ultimate goal of delivering consistent quality and standardising cultivation methods in the industry.

Over a five-year period, the MCPIR will conduct multiple cultivation studies to investigate the effect of various factors on the growth and quality of cannabis plants. Through close cooperation with founding partners and other companies involved, the MCPIR will also apply the latest technologies and scientific methods to gain an in-depth understanding of cannabis cultivation and production.

The Delphy Improvement Centre in Bleiswijk serves as the main research facility for the MCPIR project. Here, cultivation studies are designed, conducted and analysed, using state-of-the-art technologies and facilities to ensure the best results.

The internship assignment

The internship offers the opportunity to be part of the MCPIR team and to contribute an active role in cultivation studies aimed at optimising growing conditions for cannabis. The intern will gain hands-on experience in the field of horticulture and agricultural cultivation while working with experienced researchers and professionals. The intern will be involved in various tasks, including measurements, data analysis, cultivation operations and reporting of research results. By actively participating in cultivation studies and projects, the intern will acquire valuable knowledge and skills in botany, data analysis and research management.

Required skills

  • Level Bachelor or Master;
  • Knowledge of plant science and crop management;
  • Knowledge of measuring instruments and data collection methods;
  • Analytical thinking skills and experience in data analysis;
  • Good communication skills and ability to work together in an effective way;
  • Self-reliance and proactivity in performing tasks and raising research questions;
  • The research started in February 2024 and will last until the end of 2028. It is therefore possible to participate in the research for part of the research period;
  • We kindly request an internship period of at least 4 months. Preferred is 6 months.

This internship assignment offers a unique opportunity to be part of a pioneering research project and make a valuable contribution to the further development of the cannabis cultivation industry.


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About Delphy

Delphy is a leading consultancy and research company in the field of horticulture and agricultural cultivation worldwide. With decades of experience and expertise, Delphy offers innovative solutions and practical knowledge to growers, breeders and agricultural companies around the world. The Delphy Improvement Centre in Bleiswijk is a state-of-the-art facility for research, development and knowledge transfer, where pioneering projects are carried out to optimise the cultivation of various crops.