Intellectual Output 4

Intellectual Output 4

This Intellectual Output (IO) responds to the needs IMPROVE QUALITY OF DIGITAL INNOVATION LEARNING APPROACHES and AVAILABILITY OF CONNECTED TRANSNATIONAL DIGITAL INNOVATION LEARNING STRUCTURES.

The entire IO is based on an innovative profile of the “DIH Agrifood Facilitator” which originates from different existing professional figures as current staff members of the Chambers of Agriculture or from the Syndicate of farmers, or external consultants already engaged for innovation services.

As planned the synergies between these 2 innovation endpoints will open the way to the DIH “Agrifood facilitator” profile.

The Agrifood facilitator is the connector of the Innovation Brokering system and DIHs, an advisor who links farming oriented innovation methods (and professionals) with the digital assets and competences provided by the Digital Innovation Hubs.

Key competencies will be identified to enable proactive cooperation between the Innovation Brokering system and Digital Innovation Hubs. A subsequent “Training of the Trainers” will be accordingly delivered to the DIH Agrifood facilitators.
The Output is divided into 2 parts:
1) The first one provides an exhaustive map of the competences of the Digital Innovation Broker with a view integrating the traditional competences of an Innovation Broker and of a technical team member of a Digital Innovation Hub into one new profile which should respond to the needs of the actors of the farming sector.
The profile described includes core tasks (competence units) of the DIH “Agrifood facilitator” and the skills/knowledge needed for each task. The profile will also identify how far these skills can be achieved through formal training and which parts will have to be developed through workplace learning.

2) The full Training Package for the “DIH Agrifood Facilitators” based on EQF and structured in units of learning outcomes is delivered through e-learning.

The estimated duration of the course will be 30 hours of which 20 will be based on on-line training sessions and 10 will be organized to allow Digital Innovation Brokers to become familiar with the DIH Agrifood environment and its potential.

The learning support materials will be: a) Readings (already available or new ones), b) Slideware, c) Videos, d) Case studies, e) External links, f) Topics to be discussed and further analysed either during on-line sessions.

Please find the intro to the single units of the Training Package available via the web links listed in the table below:

Precision farming
Automation in Smart Greenhouses
Artificial intelligence
Earth observation via satellite
Earth observation via drones
Robotics in agriculture
Blockchain technologies in agriculture
Big data in farming
Precision Livestock Farming
Circular economy in agriculture
Intellectual property management
Business Modelling (BM Canvas, Business Modelling for IT Platforms, Design Thinking)
Market Research with open Innovation tools
Digital marketing and e-commerce
Data protection