SemaGrow is a European three-years FP7 project with the objective to discover possibilities to handle big data in agriculture. The SemaGrow consortium seeks to develop techniques for distributed Web queries, data and metadata mapping as well as methodologies for scaling up to extremely large data volumes and real time performances. The project outcomes will help innovative SMEs like Agro-Know and other organizations consuming (e.g. organizing, processing, visualizing) agricultural data to have better access to a very large volume of data and develop sustainable services and tools using this data to offer them to the community. This will improve decision making of agricultural researchers, information officers, researchers and educators by providing them access to timely and accurate information/data.… Click to read the full post
The 146th EAAE (European Association of Agricultural Economists) Seminar, titled “Technology transfer as a driver of innovative entrepreneurship in agriculture and the agri-food industry” will take place between 15 – 16 of July 2015 at Chania, Crete, Greece. This year it is organized by the Agricultural University of Athens and hosted by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh).
The conference focuses on technology transfer enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector and subsequent impact in the supply chain. This may involve either the formal transaction of innovative products and processes or informal exchange of ideas between the aforementioned stakeholders.… Click to read the full post
Agro-Know is currently running a survey for the identification of the most important problems that coordinators, dissemination work package leaders and other work package leaders are facing regarding the implementation of the Horizon 2020 Open Access policy guidelines (PDF) in their proposals and projects in research fields of agriculture, food sciences, energy and environment. We are aiming at research project managers who need help in understanding the policy, designing and describing it in a proposal to be funded by any H2020 call and actually implementing it in the context of the research project.