Agricultural University of Athens

The Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) is the 3rd oldest university in Greece. Since 1920, contributes consistently and continuously to Greek and European primary sector development, by conducting basic and applied research in agricultural related sciences. AUA conducts the 1/3 of agricultural research in Greece. The University is situated on a green campus that straddles close to the Acropolis, at the heart of the ancient Olive Grove. AUA the last 4 years has participated, as a leader or partner in 53 EU projects. With its considerable research activity, which is carried out within the framework of well-organized postgraduate studies and funded by EU and various international and national organizations, AUA contributions address a wide range of issues related to food safety and environmental protection significantly affecting the daily lives of Greek and Europeans citizens: food quality and safety, plant protection, water resource conservation, organic farming, alternative energy sources, biotechnological applications in agriculture, information and communications technology.

Role in the project:

AUA plays a multifaceted role in the OpenAgri project, standing at the forefront of the OpenAgri Pilots (WP3), and contributing significantly
through its Smart Farming Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) in Sustainable Innovation Pilot 1 (SIP1) in Greece. AUA leverages its extensive experience in digital agriculture and smart farming technologies to guide the development and evaluation of Agricultural Digital Solutions (ADSs) implemented in each SIP, ensuring they are co-created with and for agri-food actors. With a strong emphasis on participatory approaches, AUA engages farmers and advisors directly in the co-creation, testing, and knowledge transfer activities, facilitating real-world pilot trials and demonstrating ADSs across Europe. Through its membership in EUFRAS, AUA represents Greek advisors on an international scale, contributing to the project’s objectives of increasing digital adoption and enhancing decision-support systems for the agricultural community.

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Project Coordination:

Prof. Christopher Brewster
Maastricht University

Minderbroedersberg 4-6,
6211 LK Maastricht,
Netherlands
christopher.brewster@ maastrichtuniversity.nl

Project Communication:

Maja Radisic
Foodscale Hub

Narodnog fronta 73, 
Novi Sad 21000, Serbia

maja@foodscalehub.com  foodscalehub.com

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