The Agritech Academy is an advanced training course for the implementation of the revolutionary potential connected with the technological and digital transformation of the agricultural sector from an environmental sustainability perspective. The programme is promoted by the University of Naples Federico II in collaboration with the companies and research centres of the National Center for the Development of New Technologies in Agriculture (Agritech), which includes the CMCC – Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change.
The call for applications is now online for the first Agritech Academy, the advanced course aimed at training high-level specialised technicians capable of understanding, managing and facilitating the technological and digital transformation of the agricultural sector, from an environmental sustainability perspective.
40 places are available for Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates in various disciplines. Applications can be submitted until March 13, 2023. The course, in Italian, will run for 7 months. The expected commitment is 360 hours, of which 240 hours of lectures and 120 hours at Agritech Academy companies.
The programme is promoted by the University of Naples Federico II in collaboration with the Companies and Research Centres of the National Center for the Development of New Technologies in Agriculture (Agritech), which includes the CMCC – Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change. In particular, the CMCC is involved in the creation of an integrated model for the development of Italy’s marginal areas to promote multifunctional production systems enhancing agro-ecological and socio-economic sustainability.
The Agritech Academy is characterised by a strong integration of in-person and experiential learning. Seminars and presentations from the business world are also included. There are two phases:
Lectures will be held by academics from Italian universities as well as technicians and managers from leading companies in the field of advanced technologies applied to agriculture.
The main thematic areas will be: remote monitoring using sensors on satellite platforms and drones, agricultural machinery for precision farming, technologies for managing crops, irrigation and fertirrigation technologies, technologies for protected crops, and digital transformation of the agri-business.
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