The ERASMUS+ TERRATECH project (www.terratechmsc.eu) will develop an advanced interactive certified MSc course related to Agricultural IoT applications to provide the necessary skills & knowledge to work in the emerging Smart/Precision Agriculture industry. The innovative curriculum will encompass interactive teaching methods & partnerships with expert academic & agriculture organisations over 8 months, with 2 mobility periods plus 1 month on-the-job training.
The project consortium includes six higher education institutions (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, International Hellenic University, University of Debrecen, University of Porto, University Pompeu Fabra and Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences), five high-tech SMEs (AgriWatch BV, Agroop Lda, Cerca Trova Ltd, ECQA GmbH and Evolutionary Archetypes Consulting SL), two farming SMEs (Ktima Filippou-Schoinoplokakis and Regional Federation of CUMA of the West) and one research institute (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania). The academic partners provide expertise in agricultural science, engineering and management as well as in high tech applications. The technical members have facilities equipped with instrumentation for the construction and testing of IoT systems, and computer laboratories for simulation and data analysis, while the SMEs and farming companies form the industrial side of the project, providing practical experience in the application of the technology.