In 2006 the
community of agricultural engineering in Europe formulated for the very first
time a common vision about agriculture and the driving engineering
technologies. Manufuture AET was established as initiative of private companies
and academics in Europe.
This led to
a number of research areas, which were presented as an implementation plan for
the EU Commission as a basis for calls for tenders and were used as a basis for
research calls in FP7 and Horizon 2020. Primarily, issues were selected that could
be reconciled with the EU's research strategy. In the area of agricultural
technology, this mainly involved topics from automation, robotization,
precision farming and information and communication technologies. Themes such
as efficiency initiative - sustainable agriculture, safe workplace 2025 /
future AgHMIs, topics to sustainable animal production and topics to bioenergy
and renewable materials were less well received in the EU calls for tenders. As
a future task of the Manufuture AET, one can therefore infer that the
strategies of the EU Commission and the future visions of the branch of
agricultural technology have to be more harmonized.
initiatives such as the ERA-Net ICT-AGRI and the PPP Robotics were developed,
which pushed forward the idea of European cooperation in specific research
areas, which also concerned agricultural engineering and technologies.
workshop is intended to relaunch the discussion on research topics.
and research topics are preceded by a general view on developments in agriculture.
Agricultural technology developments must always be seen as developments for
agriculture, especially when introducing new assistance systems and
communication technologies, the farmer must be more involved in certain
section describes selected technological trends, which from our point of view
will influence agricultural technology. The research areas can then be derived
from these technologies. This
workshop is intended to motivate you to think about visionary priorities in
European research and to incorporate your ideas.
In a joint
workshop in November 2017, the results will be discussed with the
EU Commission and topics for research calls will emerge again.
of MANUFUTURE AET Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Pickel