FCT has awarded funding for the Collaborative Laboratory SFCoLAB were CIIC participates.
«This COLAB is proposed by the Municipality of Torres Vedras, supported by an impressive team of collaborating institutes and businesses. It is proposed to locate the central COLAB facility in the city of Torres Vedras.
It has the strategic vision to generate integrative cutting-edge high-tech solutions into the horticulture-viticulture-fruticulture production sectors. SMART FARM intends to focus on sustainable production strategies, integrating resources use, efficiency, innovative techniques, digital and real-time monitoring systems, with high-tech farming management. This aims to answer to key regional questions and global issues raised by the sector and to address current challenges of climate change, farm digitalization and the circular economy at small and medium farm systems levels. A user-friendly SMART FARM System is proposed to be created and tested, leading to the socio-economic development and capacity building.»