Veneto Agricoltura is a public agency for the “promotion and implementation of projects for the modernization of agriculture, protection of agro-forest land, improved use of agricultural areas and development of aquaculture and fishing, with particular reference to research and experimentation in the agricultural, forestry and agro-food sectors and market support". Veneto Agricoltura is divided into sections / areas: General Management, Administrative Section, Research and Experimentation Section and Section for Innovation and rural Development. Staff is divided into Executives (No. 13) employees / technicians (n . 167), workers (No. 36), and is able to manage domestic and / or external expertise, to coordinate the conduct of any kind of experimentation, testing technology and innovative products on the various products of agriculture and have at disposal dedicated facilities for the transfer of innovation, technical training and dissemination. The company employs temporary workers on an annual number varying between 50/80 units and collaborate on projects between 90/100 in relation to activities undertaken. Veneto Agricoltura promotes the rational use of environmental resources and applied research, experimentation, information and professional training. In this way, Veneto Agricoltura devotes particular attention to the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity.
ENEA is the Italian national agency dealing with energy environment and technology. ENEA carries out basic and applied research and innovation technology activities, also through prototypes and product industrialization; disseminates and transfers technologies, encouraging their use in productive sectors; provides high-tech services, studies, evaluations to both public and private bodies and enterprises. ENEA’s activities include research, development and transfer of multi-sectorial enabling technologies aimed at strengthening industrial research. For the project development we involved three different ENEA units. One dealing with agriculture and innovation of agro-food system, the other dealing with energy technologies and the last developing ICT research and application. ENEA is a multidisciplinary environment with a large experience in technology transfer and has many patent in the field of energy agriculture and software development.
Maschio Gaspardo spa
Maschio Gaspardo is an international Group, specialising in the production of agricultural machinery for tillage, seeding, haying, landscaping and crop care. The line-up includes rotary tillers, power harrows, mulchers, precision planters, cereal seed drills, combination cultivator-drills, flail-mowers, minimum tillage, hay making and spraying equipment. The Company has 19 large production plants, 16 in Italy and another 3 overseas (Romania, India and China). In addition, Maschio Gaspardo has 13 sales branches located in Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, North America, Spain, Romania, Iran, China and India. Progress is achieved by continuous R&D carried out by a large team of engineers. Establishing partnerships with leading international players in the world agricultural business helps us to stay focused on what the customer will need in the future. Maschio Gaspardo over the years has invested a meaningful part of the annual turnover to R&D projects to minimize environmenta stress factors and cosumptions. The Group believes that by continuously investing in resources, it can grow stronger. The most recent example of this is the installation of solar panel systems at all Italian manufacturing plants. The project will help us in reaching the goal of energy self-sufficiency.
University of Padova
UNIPD T.e.S.A.F. Department is dedicated to the understanding, effective management and sustainable use of renewable agricultural and forest resources through a distinctive tradition of core-discipline excellence, interdisciplinary collaborations and international partnerships. T.e.S.A.F. disciplinary focus is broad in scope, ranging from individual organisms to natural and managed ecosystems, from wilderness to agricultural and landscape-based systems, from local to international environments, and from resource preservation to utilization, ensuring a sustainable provision of goods and services to consumers and society through food and non food supply chains. Understanding and effectively managing agricultural and forest resources requires long-term vision and multidisciplinary approaches involving T.e.S.A.F. personnel working with people from other diverse disciplines across the university and within international, national and local agencies as well as non-governmental organizations. T.e.S.A.F. reflects a diversity of disciplines, including ecology; silviculture and forest management; phytopathology; appraisal and law; land economics and policy; agriculture, food and forestry economics and policy; hydrology, soil conservation and water resources management; and agricultural and forest engineering. T.e.S.A.F. serves society through the tradition of working with public and private institutions, companies, industries, and the professions, as well as with other scientific institutions