AGAPA has been working in HOMER pilot actions with the collaboration of the University of Cordoba (UCO)
AGAPA and UCO carried out a workshop aimed at raising awareness among professors and students on the opportunities for economic and social growth offered by Open Data, last 18 March.
AGAPA, partner of the project HOMER, organized the workshop called: "Re-use of Public Sector Information as an opportunity for citizens and businesses" on March 18, with the collaboration of the University of Cordoba, Spanish Member of the European project Alpha-3 - AGROEMPRENDES. This workshop aimed to raise awareness on the opportunities for economic and social growth offered by open data and, at the same time, encourage the re-use of the Public Sector Information as the basis for entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector.
The workshop was held on the Campus of Rabanales of the University of Cordoba and had the participation of professors and more than one score of students in the final years of their degrees who are part of the Business workshop taught at the School of agricultural engineering and forestry. They all teamed up in order to define and introduce their respective entrepreneurial projects based on the use and re-use of Open Data.
The work session also served to introduce HOMER and invite attendees to participate in the second workshop that will be held soon, as well as in the Hackathon 'Hack4Med' which will take place in May in Seville.
The European project ALPHA-3 - AGROEMPRENDES (http://www.agroemprendes.ucr.ac.cr/es) seeks the promotion of entrepreneurship and professionalisation as mechanisms to improve employment in the agri-food sector in order to encourage the economic and social development of Latin America.
AGAPA is the partner responsible for communication within HOMER “Harmonising Open data in the Mediterranean through better access and Reuse of public sector information”.