Agroknow is often involved in international collaboration projects funded by agencies like European Commission. Since 2009, Agroknow team has participated in more than thirty (30) European projects, attracting over one million euros of external funding. Some recent, strategic initiatives include the following:
CAPSELLA aims to raise awareness about the proper use and management of agricultural land and agro-biodiversity for addressing major sustainability threats on several layers: ecological, societal, economic, food quality. CAPSELLA builds upon existing collective knowledge in the agro-biodiversity and food communities engaged in the project and collaborates with them. The food and agriculture focus of CAPSELLA reflects the key impact that agriculture has with regard to sustainability and the importance of bringing communities together in this domain. The project activities aim at multiplying the existing knowledge and link it to an accelerator/incubator programme so as to facilitate the development of data driven agro-biodiversity and added-value food applications supporting local communities and sustainability.
OpenMinTeD aspires to enable the creation of an infrastructure that fosters and facilitates the use of text and data mining technologies in the scientific publications world and beyond, by both application domain users and text-mining experts. Through its infrastructural activities, OpenMinTeD’s vision is to make operational a virtuous cycle in which:
- primary content is accessed through standardised interfaces and access rules.
- by well-documented and easily discoverable text mining services that process, analyse, and annotate text.
- to identify patterns and extract new meaningful actionable knowledge, which will be used.
- for structuring, indexing, and searching content and, in tandem, e) acting as new knowledge useful to draw new relations between content items and firing a new mining cycle.
Big Data Europe aims to enable European companies to build innovative multilingual products and services based on semantically interoperable, large-scale, multi-lingual data assets and knowledge, available under a variety of licenses and business models. Big Data Europe aims to
- Collect requirements for the ICT infrastructure needed by data-intensive science practitioners tackling a wide range of societal challenges; covering all aspects of publishing and consuming semantically interoperable, large-scale, multi-lingual data assets and knowledge.
- Design and implement an architecture for an infrastructure that meets requirements, minimizes the disruption to current workflows, and maximizes the opportunities to take advantage of the latest European RTD developments, including multilingual data harvesting, data analytics, and data visualization
FREME: Open Framework of E-services for Multilingual and Semantic Enrichment of Digital Content (2015-2018). Co-funded by the EC under the H2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
EGI-ENGAGE: Engaging the Research Community towards an Open Science Commons (2015-2018). Co-funded by the EC under the H2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
The agINFRA project represents a unique opportunity for the innovation and transfer of scientific and technological results in the agricultural field into real outcomes that help improve scientific community-driven policy development and service deployment for data generation, management and sharing. The key goals and corresponding project objectives are as follows:
- Increased sharing and federation of agricultural data
- Efficient data management in the agricultural research process
- Deployment of robust European service infrastructure for scientific agricultural data
- High interoperability between agricultural and other data resources
agINFRA was included in the European Commission Action Plan as part of its commitment to deliver open access to publicly funded agriculturally relevant data for users in Africa and around the world and it was presented at the G8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture that took place in Washington, DC on April 29-30, 2013.
Organic.Lingua enhances the Organic.Edunet portal that offers access to high quality content on Organic Agriculture, introducing automated multi-lingual services that will further support the uptake of the portal from its targeted audiences, facilitate the multilingual features of the portal, and further extend its geographical and linguistic coverage.
SemaGrow project’s main goal is to develop the scalable, efficient, and robust data services needed to take full advantage of the data intensive and inter-disciplinary Science of 2020 and to re-shape the way that data analysis techniques are applied to the heterogeneous data cloud.
SemaGrow was included in the European Commission Action Plan as part of its commitment to deliver open access to publicly funded agriculturally relevant data for users in Africa and around the world and it was presented at the G8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture that took place in Washington, DC on April 29-30, 2013.