PORTUGUESE, OF COURSE! Competitiveness - Defining and delivering the Portuguese wines consumers will want to buy.
TOUGHER THAN EVER! Sustainability - Designing and delivering a resilient Portuguese vine and wine system.
CoLAB VINES&WINES, an initiative led by ADVID – the Association for the Development of Viticulture in the Douro Region which is the national Vine and Wine Cluster, together with the portuguese viticulture ecosystem, aims to be the ideal partner in the innovation of products, processes and services of companies in the Portuguese wine sector.
– To generate and communicate knowledge and technology that enhances the expressed ambition of the sector to increase the export value.
– Supports the ambition expressed by the sector to increase the export value of Portuguese wines.
– Ensures that the Portuguese wine system becomes more efficient, resilient and flexible in order to respond to climate, demographic and economic challenges.
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PORTUGUESE, OF COURSE! Competitiveness – Defining and delivering the Portuguese wines consumers will want to buy.
TOUGHER THAN EVER! Sustainability – Designing and delivering a resilient Portuguese vine and wine system.
The VINES&WINES has a multidisciplinary team dedicated to supporting the wine sector by executing and building value from Research, Development and Innovation initiatives.
Microbiology, Genetics and Biotechnology
Plant Physiology and Phytopathology
Chemistry, Oenology and Viticulture and Molecular Biophysics
The 3rd Session with Stakeholders – Precision viticulture services for a more sustainable vineyard management, held under the project 𝗩𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗼𝘀𝘀, took place on May 12, at Quinta do Bomfim, Pinhão.
𝗔𝗗𝗩𝗜𝗗/𝗖𝗼𝗟𝗔𝗕 𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦&𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦 participated, through Leonor Pereira, in the round table “Viticulture 4. 0 and satellite data , the end-user experience” to discuss the needs, barriers and challenges in the adoption of new technologies, as well as the role of associations and CoLABs in the promotion and implementation of digital tools in the wine sector.
ADVID received a visit from the OIV – International Organisation of Vine and Wine on Tuesday 28 March, an initiative carried out by Sogrape Vinhos S.A.
This visit aimed to publicize ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES and its importance to the economic sector, as a Cluster and CoLAB VINES&WINES, by supporting science-based decisions.
The OIV delegation, led by its Director General, Pau Roca, and accompanied by António Graça, Director of Research and Development of Sogrape Vinhos S.A., was welcomed by the President of ADVID, José Manso, and members of its Board.
ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES is participating in the event TECH4INNOV: the Present and the Future of Innovation, taking place at Europarque, in Santa Maria da Feira.
Organized by ANI, this initiative aims to be a technological showcase of Research & Development (R&D) and Innovation results of the entities of the National Innovation System (NIS).
𝗔𝗗𝗩𝗜𝗗/𝗖𝗼𝗟𝗔𝗕 𝗩𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦&𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗘𝗦 was represented by Nelson Machado in the kick-off meeting of the WATSON project, that took place yesterday in Dublin.
This project aims to develop an anti-fraud technological structure, based on artificial intelligence, and using sensors and digital tags, which will identify and prevent fraudulent practices in the vineyard and wine sector.
The Portuguese partners in this project are INESC TEC, DECO and ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES, among 44 partners, with Sogrape Vinhos, S.A., CVRA and IVDP as stakeholders.
ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES, partner of VINIoT, participated in the final event of this project through Nelson Machado and Igor Gonçalves.
The event, which took place on February 9th at Feuga, in Santiago de Compostela, aimed to present the results of this project, namely the IoT sensor network developed to boost the digital transformation of wine SMEs in the SUDOE space. This project resulted, besides the development of a multispectral camera which will allow the non-destructive evaluation of the grape ripeness, in a platform which will allow the remote monitoring through a network of sensors connected by nodes, and a HUB, where the interested entities will be able to identify technological partners, or offer their services, with free registration (https://viniot.eu/hub/).
The consortium was made up of 8 partners from Portugal, Spain and France, in the fields of education and research, technology and knowledge transfer. In Portugal, in addition to ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES, its associate Real Companhia Velha is also participating in this project as a stakeholder, by making available its vineyards for field trials, and a network of sensors has also been installed in a plot that served as the Demofarm of this project.
Learn more about the project at http://viniot.eu.
ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES participates, through Leonor Pereira, responsible for robotics and mechanization, in the 7th edition of World FIRA, from 7 to 9 February in Toulouse, France.
Considered the world’s main event for innovation in agricultural automation and robotics, it aims to showcase new players and technologies for autonomous agriculture, through the presentation of the latest technological innovations, scientific advances, legislative measures, and also different end-user experiences.
This event is of high importance, since field demonstrations of more than 25 autonomous agricultural robots will take place in 1.5 ha cultivated plots and in other exhibition areas. The equipments will present different solutions for vineyards and other crops. The WETA robot, presented by the associate INESC TEC, developed under the European project SCORPION (https://scorpion-h2020.eu/), stands out. It has different capabilities to perform monitoring tasks, precision spraying, weeding and selective harvesting in the context of permanent and tree crops.