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
ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES accompanied the Demonstration Session on tractors of the Antonio Carraro brand, promoted by the Associate Montez Champalimaud Lda. in partnership with the brand and Alfredo Pinto & Filhos, Lda, in order to evaluate the suitability of the proposed solutions to mountain viticulture, more specifically to the reality of the Douro Demarcated Region.
On July 6th, ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES welcomed VIMÉTRICA AGRO, Lda, leader of the INCAFO project – Grape Variety Identification through the Leaf, for an exploratory field trip.
This initiative aimed to present the technology under development, which focuses on a varietal identification system, through leaves, using artificial vision, and the collection of hundreds of leaves of different varieties that will assist in the development of models for identifying them. The logistical aspects of a future collaboration with CoLAB in the development of this project with relevance to the sector were also established, and potential synergies between the two entities were explored.
ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES participated in TerClim 2022 – 14th International Terroir Congress and the 2nd ClimWine Symposium with the poster “The potential of multispectral/hyperspectral technologies for early detection of “flavesvence dorée” in a Portuguese vineyard”.
The event, which began on the 4th and ends today, aims to bring together scientists from around the world working in viticultural terroirs, studying their physical, biological and human characteristics, and their links to wine quality. The ClimWine symposium focused on the theme of climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, covering topics from climate prediction to socio-economic considerations.
|Taste & Feel Portugal: ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES was at #prowein2022 to participate with a communication on Wine Tourism in Portugal.|
The seminar took place in the seminar space of #viniportugal.
|The Wine Innovation Cluster Alliance – WICA, from the European project EPAWI – European Partnership for Auxiliary Wine industry Innovation, was presented yesterday at Enoforum Spain in Zaragoza.|
This was the first of three events to present WICA, a European strategy for innovation in the wine value chain, which aim to inform the public about the project’s objectives and the advantages of being part of this network.
Funded by the COSME Program of the European Union and implemented from September 2021 to September 2024, the EPAWI project counts with the participation of four European clusters: ADVID, Inno’vin, AgriFood & Bioeconomy agency and INNOVI.
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The ReWine project is an educational program that aims to promote good practices of Circular Economy already implemented by some companies in the wine sector and whose contents will be presented over the following months.
The main goal of this project is to contribute to an active citizenship in this field, focused on the awareness that Circular Economy is an important pathway to achieve Sustainable Development.
This initiative is promoted by ADVID/CoLAB VINES&WINES, co-financed by the Environmental Fund and ENEA2020, and is based on the three principles of circular economy – Eliminate waste and pollution, Keep products and materials in use and Regenerate natural systems.
Re-design, Re-adapt and Re-invent