Partners from Eurecat, the project’s coordinator, participated in the technical session “Innovative mornings: Innovative technological solutions for the challenges of the Catalan agri-food sector” organised by the Interreg Europe Qualify project on 15th of June in Barcelona.
Laia Garriga, Technology Transfer Manager of the Applied Artificial Intelligence Unit at Eurecat, attended the session delivering the presentation “IoT, Process Automation and Robotics” and talking about how IoT technologies, process automation and robotics can help to transform the agri-food sector and make it more sustainable and efficient.
During her presentation, she introduced VitiGEOSS as a key European project working for a greater sustainability and optimisation in wine operations which is developing an innovative vineyard management solution based on the integration of Earth Observation services and in-field sensors with the objective to increase the resolution and reliability of satellite information applied to the viticulture sector.
The session offered a programme with different sessions and the participation of representatives from the Department of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda (DACC) of the Generalitat de Catalunya, i2Cat Foundation, IEEC Foundation, INNOVI, the Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives of Catalonia and the Food Service Cluster, among others.
The Interreg Europe Qualify project has the objective to foster the competitiveness of the SMEs in the agrifood sector by tackling a challenge that affects the involved regions and the whole European Union.