Vincent Levavasseur will speak at the 2021 edition of the Smart Farming Conference
What drives you?
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My passion is to help farmers to succeed in the agroecological transition using the right tools and the good networks. There are big challenges today in agriculture where agroecology can fully bring responses at the economic, environmental and social levels. Our challenge is to scale up agroecology.
Rapid, on-site assessment of potential risks that compromise food safety and quality can play a key role in maintaining the agricultural sector’s sustainability and profitability. POC diagnostics and tests have proven indispensable tools for screening. Considering that eggs are a cheap and excellent source of protein, the volume of eggs produced in EU and the industry’s profitability, investments on new technologies that reassure food safety from “farm to fork” are justified. Early detection of antibiotics and mycotoxins, in view of their impact on health, is crucial for the successful implementation of the “farm to fork” approach.
Continue reading “The value of Point Of Care (POC) for egg quality and safety: The case of antibiotics and mycotoxins detection”
The increased population density in modern animal production systems has made them vulnerable to various transboundary infectious agents & diseases. During the last decades in the developed world, a reduction in the direct burden of livestock diseases has been observed, because of more effective drugs & vaccines. However, the total impact may actually be increasing, because in a highly interconnected world, the effects of diseases extend far beyond animal sickness & mortality.
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ITC – Innovation Technology Cluster aims to foster cross-sectoral innovation based upon novel technologies and ICT, while bringing together SMEs and other institutions from different sectors and turn them into being ‘’Smart’’. The Cluster focuses its effort in setting up foundation that allows knowledge actors and industry players (especially SMEs) to detect, create and exchange new technologies and best practices, which will allow them to create new services and products, and thus generate new value chains.
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An ultra-compact multiplexing sensor platform based on a novel plasmo-photonic bimodal interferometric sensor, combined with low cost on-chip light generation will be presented. The sensor will be capable of simultaneously and quickly detecting different analytes of interest and will be part of a holistic, modular solution that exploits unique engineering designs, IoT concepts and advanced data analytics, for the early detection of contaminations in the fruit and vegetables (F&V) value chains.
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The use of oak barrels for wine ageing is a widespread technique due to the ideal physical and structural properties of oak wood. The oak barrel is an active, interactive container that releases aromatic compounds and tannin when wet while allowing oxygen to penetrate and largely determines the characteristics of produced wine. The level of release of characteristics compounds to the enclosed wine decreases for repeated wine fillings and after a number of refills the barrel must be replaced.
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Alessandro Giusti, R&D Director, CyRIC will moderate the Session powered by CyRIC about smart farming solutions based on Photonics Technology at the Smart Farming Conference 2021.
Dr Alessandro Giusti is the R&D Director of CyRIC. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a PhD in Mechanical Systems Engineering from the Laboratory of Robotics, Politecnico di Milano.
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CyRIC – Cyprus Research & Innovation Center Ltd, is a pioneering Cyprus-based company and a regional landmark of research, innovation and entrepreneurship. CyRIC provides professional Innovation and Research and Development services to both local and international customers specializing in the fields of product design, engineering and prototyping, electronics design, robotics, automated analytical instrumentation and software development. CyRIC personnel accumulates vast experience in Research and Innovation projects with participation in numerous multimillion projects and hundreds of publications in journals and conferences.
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Optimum Sorting develops and manufactures optical sorting machines for the food processing industry, mainly focusing on the sorting of potato products, candy, vegetables, nuts and dried fruits. Optimum’s sorting machines detect foreign materials in real time at high capacity, using the principles of light reflection, scattering and fluorescence. We will present a selection of results of an Actphast project in which we explored the potential of spectroscopy and the combination with machine learning to improve the detection of difficult defects in certain types of nuts.
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Maria Konstantaki Aging in oak barrels, gives wine its unique mouthfeel and bouquet character due to the release of tannins and aromatic compounds. The limited availability of oak in conjunction with the demanding barrel fabrication process increases the cost of oak barrels.
Furthermore, oak barrels have a limited lifespan of use and after a number of repeated usage in wine aging they must be replaced. Currently the assessment of the condition of an oak barrel is empirical and thus subjective. A quantitate assessment method would limit cost and improve wine quality and productivity.
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