• Authored By: Damson Atwesigye
04 Jul 2024

In June 2024, EPRC’s Christine Alum attended a training at the University of Applied Sciences, Triesdorf, Germany, focusing on the digitalization of agriculture and smart and precision farming. Dr. Christine Alwata Alum travelled to Germany to attend a groundbreaking conference held in Munich, focusing on “Accelerating Integrated Energy Solutions.” The conference aimed to create a future-oriented energy world, emphasizing renewable energies, decentralization, digitalization, and cross-industry solutions. The overarching goal was to ensure a sustainable 24/7 energy supply, integrating the electricity, heat, and transport sectors.

This conference also featured Europe’s largest alliance of exhibitions for the energy industry, bringing together key players from around the world. It showcased the latest market developments, trends, and technologies, providing an unparalleled platform for networking and knowledge sharing. Notably, the event included a tour of the Solar Roof of the Munich Exhibition Centre, highlighting innovative solar energy solutions.

Dr. Christine (second Left) during the conference and training at the University of Applied Sciences, Triesdorf

The conference incorporated several specialized exhibitions, each focusing on different facets of the energy industry: Intersolar Europe: The world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry, showcasing cutting-edge solar technologies and solutions. ees Europe: The continent’s largest and most international exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, presenting advancements in energy storage technologies. Power2Drive Europe: An international exhibition dedicated to charging infrastructure and e-mobility, highlighting developments in electric vehicle technology. EM-Power Europe: An exhibition focusing on energy management and integrated energy solutions, offering insights into efficient energy management practices.

The travel also included a training seminar at the University of Applied Sciences, Triesdorf, concentrating on the digitalization of agriculture, smart, and precision farming. This seminar featured guided tours of farms, offering practical insights into advanced agricultural technologies and practices.  Key Topics and Activities included; Site-Specific Management: Participants explored companies with highly developed precision farming solutions, learning about tailored agricultural practices. Digitalization in Milk Production: The seminar delved into modern dairy farming technologies, emphasizing efficiency and productivity. Agricultural Machinery Automation: Attendees were familiarized with the latest in agricultural machinery automation, enhancing operational efficiency. GIS, Sensors, and Robotics: The seminar covered the application of GIS, sensors, and robotics in agriculture, forestry, and surface mining, showcasing the integration of digital technologies.

Dr. Christine (second right) during the training on biogass technology

The discussions highlighted how digital technologies could increase efficiency, productivity, and sustainability in agriculture, with a focus on GPS-controlled navigation, automated control, yield recording and mapping, and remote monitoring and control. Additionally, participants had the opportunity to discuss their current research projects, fostering a collaborative learning environment.

The combination of the conference in Munich and the training seminar in Triesdorf provided a comprehensive learning experience. It offered valuable insights into renewable energies and the digitalization of agriculture, equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to drive innovation in these fields. Moreover, it presented significant networking opportunities, connecting individuals with industry leaders and peers from around the globe.


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