Transfarm 4.0

Agriculture requires innovations to increase production yields in terms of quantity and quality, but also to increase efficiency in resource management. It is necessary to reduce environmental impact and production costs, in a context of climate change and market globalization.
Precision farming is gaining a crucial role in helping farmers run their businesses in a way that is productive and sustainable. Although the Central European area is the core of EU manufacturing, precision farming has not been high in the agenda and focus of smart specialization in our regions.

The project Transfarm 4.0 aims at increasing the direct participation of farmers in the precision farming sector and boosting the competitiveness of the European precision farming advanced manufacturing supply chains.

Transfarm 4.0 will scout new demand-driven precision farming solutions to meet the needs of the farmers. Within the project, companies, clusters, research institutions and farmers will interact to bring new technological solutions to the market. 

Transfarm 4.0: Precision farming seminar in Linz

4 December 2019, Linz, Austria

Be ready to meet farmers, industrial players, agriculture NGOs, policy-makers, innovation performers, high-profile experts at the event hosted by Transfarm's partners Linz Center of Mechatronics and Francisco Josephinum in Linz.

The following program is still a draft - #cooperationiscentral

04/12/19 – Starting at 09:00

- 09:00-13:00 Transnational capitalization seminar with PF innovation performers (D.T1.2.2) (Host FJ)

  1. 09:00 - 09:15 Indroduction in goals of the transn. capitalisation seminar – FJ
    • examples of collaborative models between industry + farmers + R&D:
    • key-points (or mistakes) incurred by others networks, to be used when we have to define our TRANSFARM collaborative model / business plan (propaedeutic to the pilot actions) and the role of the innovation broker
  2. 09:15-11:15 Presentations from 6 - 8 external experts to present one EU or national project or a valuable experience in the field of precision farming

11:15-11:45 Coffee break 

11:45 – 12:15 Round table and Q & A

12:15-13:15 Lunch Time 

  1. 13:15-15:15 Transnational seminars with innovation players and S3 managers to set PF scenarios (D.T1.1.6) (Host FEDERUNACOMA)
  2. 13:15-13:45  Round Table and Brainstorming on:
    • What TRANSFARM can do for them
  3. 13:45-15:15  Round Table and Brainstorming on:
    • What was done to support industrial application in the precision farming in the programming period 2014-2020 (we are interested not only in the results/impacts but also in what went wrong)
    • What are the perspectives for the programming period 2021-2027 (by March 2020 all regional and national authority should send to the European commission the first draft of the EU regional operational programme, so it would be nice to hear what they are doing and what are likely the investment priorities).
    • Learn from the S3 managers and industries what are their suggestions for our project and what is the best way to establish a permanent consultation with them 

15:15-15:35 Coffee break 

15:35 – 16:00 TransFarm decisions and mid-term programming – CREA-VE


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Transfarm 4.0's family is made up of 10 partners from 5 central European countries.

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Start Date

1. 4. 2019

End Date

30. 6. 2022