#DigiAgriFood European Digital Innovation Hub  Kick-Off Meeting

      #DigiAgriFood European Digital Innovation Hub Kick-Off Meeting

      On the 15th & 16th of December, 2022, the Kick-Off Meeting of #DigiAgriFood, the first European Digital Innovation Hub in the Hellenic agri-food sector, will take place in Xanthi.

      The #DigiaAgriFood hub has been approved by the European Committee along with 135 other hubs, it is part of the European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs) network and it is funded by the “Digital Europe 2021-2027” programme.

      The Lead Partner of the project is Democritus University of Thrace. The hub’s consortium consists of 5 more partners: the Region of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace, the University of Thessaly, the Institute of Bioeconomy and Agrotechnology (iBO) by the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), the Perrotis College of Agriculture, Environment & Life Sciences by the American Farm School (AFS) and the company ena Development Consultants.

      The main objective of the #DigiAgriFood hub is the facilitation of the digital and green transformation of the entire spectrum of the agri-food value chain with direct benefits for citizens, SMEs and the public sector in the regions of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Central Macedonia, Western Macedonia, Epirus and Thessaly. To achieve the aforementioned objective, the hub will take advantage of its specialization in Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Digital Skills and High Performance Computing Technologies. 

      The total budget of the project is 4.2 million euros and its implementation will last 3 years.

      The Project Coordinator, Maria Michalopoulou, Vice Rector of Research and Life Long Learning of the Democritus University of Thrace, will welcome the project partners’ representatives at the Kick-Off Meeting that will take place in the Conference Room of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering on the university campus.

      The Kick-Off Meeting involves the networking among the members of the consortium, the design, management and planning of the actions and deliverables of the project and the branding presentation of the #DigiAgriFood hub.