Ebro Valley Agro Tech

Ebro Valley Agro Tech va reunir a un centenar de Startups i empreses agro de Navarra, La Rioja, Aragó i Lleida.

El passat dia 24 de maig, es va celebrar la primera edició del Ebro Valley Agro Tech a la Ciutat Agroalimentària de Tudela (CAT), i va ser organitzat per 4 institucions de cada terriotir, el CEIN i les entitats públiques Agencia de Desarrollo de la Rioja( ADER) , Instituto Aragonés de Fomento(IAF) i el Parc Científic i Tecnológic Agroalimentari de LLeida( PCiTAL), dins del marc de les activitats que desenvolupa la Asociació Espanyola de Agències de Desenvolupament Regional ( Foro ADR) .

FEMAC va fomentar juntament amb el PCiTAL  la participació a aquesta jornada amb empreses membres del clúster, com són el cas de AgroPixel, MGDitech, Aerofordrone, AKIS, Inno4agro, Cultilogic.

La jornada va anar al voltant de sessions de  vuit empreses tractores referents del sector agro( dos per cada territori), on van s’exposava , quins eren el àmbits sobre els quals consideraven que era rellevant treballar per poder augmentar la competitivitat del sector. D’aquesta manera les startups van anar veien quines necessitats de solucions tenen les empreses referents del sector. Les empreses tractores que van realitzar les sessions són Sanygran, Grupo AN, Riverfresh, Martinez Somalo, Aldelis, Carnisima, y per part de Lleida, Fruits de Ponent i Codorniu Raïmat.

Juntament amb les sessions de les empreses tractores, també es va dur a terme una sessió de networking entre Startups i empreses on van poder tractar el reptes del sector Agro en el que es troben.

 

El resultat de la jornada va ser tot un èxit, ja pel nombre de participants, com per les iniciatives que van sorgir derivades de les sessions de Networking. Es pretén que l’any 2023 es torni a celebrar aquesta jornada, i que més Startups i empreses de FEMAC participin.

digitalization workshop

digitalization workshop

DIGITALIZATION

Workshop  on artificial intelligence in the wine sector

 

Last 19th we held the Digitization Day in the wine sector together with the INNOVI Cluster.

The aim was to introduce in the sector how digital technologies can help us in decision making to improve the competitiveness of companies. In the first intervention, Carles Gómara from ACCIÓ introduced us to different examples of using Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Big Data, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence (IA) or 5G Connectivity.

In this sense he said that AI is a tool used to manage the huge amount of data that can already be captured from sensors, cameras or other means and of which we often do not know what use to give it. .

Jesus Cerquides of the CSIC explained how AI can help us in the value chain with different examples such as robotization in viticulture, big data in the decision-making in the cellar and different apps that help in the purchase of product.

Xavier Jofre of Mobile World Capital Barcelona began his presentation by exposing the potential of 5G: low latency-reaction time, high download speeds and the possibility of mass connection of devices. Thanks to these capabilities he showed us different examples, such as the assisted pruning of a nectarine field with a 5G connected robot in Albatárrec; remote machinery teleoperation or immersive tourism that could be applicable to wine tourism.

In the case of assisted pruning, he showed us that using smart glasses connected to a consultant can lead to significant cost savings. This technology could have other applications, such as in the field of machinery-assisted repair by the grower himself, with remote assistance of an expert mechanic.

The last three interventions were by members of the cluster.

The BeBrand and Covides told us about a low-cost sensing project for existing bottling lines to manage raw material stock and line speeds.

Facial recognition for managing people in the field was the project explained by Raw Data. The advantages of this system are ease of use and interconnection with other existing systems and tools.

Finally, AgroMappin presented different projects in which remote sensing plays a key role: both in predicting harvests and in managing the application of plant protection and fertilization.

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World AG Expo de Tulare, CA

10th  to 13th February, 2020  

8 FEMAC companies participated in this initiative

AMP SPRAYER, SL, ARVIPO, DASA ELFER, SL, BIOVERT, SA, ITC, SL, ARCUSIN, S.A, TEYME TECNOLOGIA AGRICOLA SL, SEMILLAS FITO, S.A

The largest annual U.S. agricultural exhibition closed on Thursday, February 13, with 1,442 exhibitors with 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. The three-day show hosted 106,357 attendees from 46 states, the District of Colombia and 56 countries.

Attendees from all over the world came to network and learn about new equipment, services and technology for global agencies. Over three days, more than 130 seminars, demonstrations and educational workshops were held, covering a variety of topics, from irrigation to hemp, livestock and international trade.

The President of the American Farm Agency Federation, Zippy Duvall, kicked off the opening day with a tour of his first World Ag Expo® focused on technology, the international flavor of the program, hemp and dairy.

Other popular attractions at the World Ag Expo® 2020 include the Ride & Drive, wine and cheese areas and the demonstration pavilion.

2021 World Ag Expo® will be held from February 9 to 11.

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the next society

Cluster Conference

FEMAC Cluster participates in a meeting with Clusters from the Mediterranean countries

The Next Society is an open community of change makers dedicated to innovation and economic development. It brings together entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, NGOs, public and private innovation centers, research and economic development centers in Europe and the Mediterranean countries. It now has a large network of over 300 business and innovation companies, researches in investment organizations, 2,500 international SMEs and entrepreneurs from 30 countries.

FEMAC is part of the Cluster Mentor of a Tunisia Cluster.

The Agency for the Promotion of Industry and Innovation (APII) and the Confederation of Citizen Companies of Tunisia (CONECT) organized, in collaboration with ANIMA Investment Network and France Clusters, the second edition of #TechDays held in Tunis, at the Hotel Laico (Tunis), on January 29, 2020.

The event was organized as part of THE NEXT SOCIETY initiative, co-financed by the European Union.

The goal of #TechDays is to foster collaboration between innovation players in the Mediterranean and Europe: clusters, researchers, SMEs, industry experts and policy makers – through sectoral bilateral meetings so that participants can meet ‘join their strategies and business portfolio and get roadmaps. for future collaborations.

The agenda of this Tunisian meeting is to foster collaboration between clusters and strengthen Tunisia’s position as a hub for promoting innovation in the Mediterranean region.

Thus, several workshops have addressed the issues encountered by the various stakeholders, and discussed barriers to access to internationalization and funding conditions during high-level B2B meetings.

This event took place in parallel with the 2nd edition of the Tunisian Technopark Forum. The activities of January 30, 2020 provided great opportunities for European SMEs to take advantage of business opportunities with Tunisia and the region.

Launch of Tech Booster Tunisia

Also on the agenda of this #TechDays is the launch of the Tech Booster in Tunisia, an acceleration program aimed at “researchers-entrepreneurs”: researchers, engineers or innovators who have developed a project thanks to their studies of research or their scientific skills and willing to market themselves. or turn it into a business.

With a team of experts, mentors, industry experts and investors, these entrepreneurs-entrepreneurs validate a business model, an MVP (Marketable Minimum Product) ready to market, work on the ground and benefit from B2B with industry leaders and innovation experts in their sector.

The Tech Booster is implemented in Tunisia by APII and CONECT, national partners of THE NEXT SOCIETY, together with U-Accelerator.

Between 15 and 20 project leaders selected through an application call, they had the opportunity to participate in a Tech Booster collaborative workshop and launch session on January 29, 2020 during the #TechDays.

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INTERCLUSTER
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Intercluster conference between the Cluster of the agricultural machinery of Aragon and the FEMAC, in the facilities of IDIADA.

January 24, 2020

The Cluster of machinery and means of production of Catalonia (FEMAC) and the Cluster of agricultural machinery of Aragon (CMAA) met on January 24 in an inter-cluster day to promote collaborations between partners of the two associations, approval projects and design of new proposals for the electrification of agricultural machinery.