Funding opportunities for new agri-food apps through the FInish Project actions

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FInish_projectPraxi Network, a non-profit private organisation which links research & industry, promotes innovation & entrepreneurship and fosters transnational cooperation, organized a workshop yesterday, 21/1/2015 about the funding opportunities for IT companies through the FInish project– Future Internet Accelerator for Food, Perishables and Logistics. The workshop was facilitated by Constantine Karamanis, Production & Management Engineer Technology Transfer Consultant at Praxi Network. Agro-Know attended the workshop – we received a kind invitation from George Panagopoulos from Praxi Network and we gladly accepted it so Thodoris and Vassilis from the Business Development team were there.

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Some thoughts on linking data sources

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Agriculture and silos are two terms which play nice together, when referring to agricultural products; silos provide a nice mean of storing large volumes of harvested crops and provide a controlled environment for their post-harvesting management. However, when referring to agricultural data, one may safely claim that the data silos are dead. In fact, they exist but it is only a matter of time before they are either linked with existing backbones or they eventually disappear. Nikos Manouselis has already presented this “data silos” issue very nicely in a really interesting presentation – don’t you agree?

 

 

Let me express my personal experiences here: My first contact with EU funded educational and research projects was the Organic.Edunet eContentPlus project, which managed to create a network of content providers on organic agriculture, agroecology and other green topics.… Click to read the full post

Report from the Organic.Lingua Final Workshop

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The Final Workshop of the Organic.Lingua project, titled “Using multilingual technologies in web portals – Challenges & Promises”, took place on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 between 15.30-18.30 (CET) at the premises of  Città dell’Altra Economia (CAE) in Rome, Italy. It was co-organised by Agro-Know Technologies and University of Alcalá (UAH), both project partners of the Organic.Lingua project. The Agro-Know team was represented at the Workshop by Nikos Marianos.


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The Workshop focused in the multilingual outcomes of the project and included the following presentations:

  1. Multilingual information services in the area of agricultural data : the use case of AGRIS (Keynote Speech): Fabrizio Celli (FAO)
  2. Applying language technologies in agricultural online services: The case of Organic.Edunet: Salvador Sanchez-Alonso  (UAH)
  3. Managing multilingual vocabularies and ontologies: Mauro Dragoni (FBK)
  4. A multilingual framework for transforming online services to truly multilingual: Giannis Stoitsis (UAH)

The workshop begun with a key note speech by Fabrizio Celli from FAO on “Multilingual information services in the area of agricultural data : the use case of AGRIS”.Click to read the full post