István Szabó at the introductory event held on the day of innovation of AgIT FIEK said that the Office finds the project of paramount importance, it is part of the network of centre of cooperation between higher education and industry.
He added that in the framework of the FIEK programme elaborated by the Office, eight centres of cooperation between industry and universities were established in the country based on the research-development and innovation needs of businesses and supported by a total budget of HUF 35 billion.
Cooperation is mutually beneficial for both the corporate sector and universities, experience shows that through the application of a management approach, the efficiency of research organisations improves and reliance on the resources of university knowledge bases adds as new dimension to corporate research and development activities.
István Szabó, Vice Rector of the Szent István University said that within the framework of the four-year-long project, a long-term and sustainable cooperation between the industry and higher education will be established, priority programmes will include the ISOBUS test lab, the development of digital production systems and maintaining the Big Data research group. The University is committed to the permanent digitalisation of the Hungarian agriculture - the Vice Rector added. According to the website of the new university institution, the ISOBUS lab will be responsible for testing and developing IT technologies of agricultural machinery. The sensor technology laboratory shall install devices capable of registering environmental parameters on agricultural machinery, which do not have an IT supervision. In addition, sensor technology shall provide data to the system of specialist advisors.