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Digitalisation and Innovation Laboratory in Agricultural Sciences

Project Leader
Gronauer Andreas, Project Leader
Duration:
01.10.2018-30.11.2022
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Technische Universität Wien, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Staff
Bauer Alexander, Project Staff
Kral Iris, Project Staff
Frühauf Susanne, Project Staff
Barta Norbert, Project Staff
Kitzler Florian, Project Staff
Motsch Viktoria, Project Staff
Medel Jimenez Francisco Javier, Project Staff
Gasteiger Lukas, Project Staff (bis 30.06.2022)
Burscha Nicole, Project Staff (bis 30.06.2022)
Huber Caroline, Project Staff
Schulz Felix, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Division of Agricultural Engineering
Institute of Agronomy
Subproject(s):
Digitalisation and Innovation Laboratory in Agricultural Sciences - Agronomy (DiLaAg-PB)
Funded by
Forum Morgen Privatstiftung, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria
Abstract
The role of digitalization in everyday life is getting more and more important – a development that can also be observed in agriculture. For people working in this sector, digitalization offers many ways to get things done more easily, such as documentation for legislative purposes or societal demands. Agricultural production is supposed to getting more efficient using digitalization technologies which not only antagonizes the increase of cost pressure on agricultural production, but can also help to tackle problems such as climate change. Sensor technology, robotics, automation and artificial intelligence play an important role in this trend (BMEL, 2017). The project "DiLaAg - Digitalization-and Innovation Laboratory in Agricultural Sciences" based in Tulln pursues the main goal of establishing a scientific nucleus dealing with this topic via a cooperation between the Forum Morgen Privatstiftung and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and its consortium partners Vienna University of Technology and Vienna University of Veterinary Medicine.
Dealing with digitization in the context of agriculture and science includes both, the training of young scientists through a doctorate college and creating a platform for research, development, training and consulting (Innovation Platform "Digital Agriculture Lab"), which is also open to the interested public and is intended to be a meeting place for social discourse on the subject.
Keywords
Electrical engineering; Information technology; Cultivation of land; Grain cultivation ; Agricultural engineering;
Digitalization; SmartFarming;
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