The Agricultural University of Athens (AUA), founded in 1920, stands as the 3rd oldest university in Greece and has been consistently dedicated to the advancement of the Greek and European primary sector. AUA plays a pivotal role in Greek agricultural applied and fundamental research, contributing to 33% of the agricultural research efforts. The Smart Farming Technology Group (SFTGroup), under the auspices of the Department of Natural Resource Management and Agricultural Engineering, coordinated by Professor Spyros Fountas, serves as a representative entity of AUA, participating in more than 30 EU projects. With disciplines expanding in Artificial Intelligence, IoT, image processing, robotics, and ICT, the SFTGroup holds a distinguished track record in spearheading innovative initiatives in the realm of agricultural technology and research. AUA is a key partner in a large number of strategic initiatives on ADS and has significant expertise in developing platforms (e.g. those of EU-FarmBook, modernAKIS, FAIRShare, projects, etc.)
Role in the project:
|AUA is leading Sustainable Innovation Pilot 9 (SIP9) that will extend the “my CumaLink” platform, as well as T1.3 that will create an open source clone of this platform, to replicate it across Europe. The expansion of “my CumaLink” platform will allow the replication of the CUMA model across more countries, but will also be able to cover the requirements of other use cases. Moreover, at a first stage, operational use of the platform will be evaluated in collaboration with SIP9.