On 24th June 2020 the online event of the Innoskart Digital Cluster was held, which dealt with the digitization of the food industry. The program is closely related to the Regions 4Food Interreg Europe project of the Southern Transdanubia Regional Innovation Agency, therefore the agency was also represented at the event.
After the greeting and the introduction, Dr. Peter Galambos director presented the RoButcher project and Robot Confectioners project of the Antal Bejczy iRobot Technology Center of the University of Óbuda. After a brief introduction of the Center provided an insight into the functional operation and usability of the RoButcher. Then we could see the robotic confectioner machine in action live, which decorated a cake with perfect accuracy.
Second, Mr. László Kovács, head of the BME FIEK Industry 4.0 Technology Center, presented the Technology Centre’s Model Factory Priority Project, which aims to prepare domestic producing SMEs for the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To this end, the technology center wants to make these innovative solutions known to as many people as possible by engaging in awareness-raising, training and support activities, and the center will become a nationally recognized professional workshop. Participation in the program is free for everyone. In his presentation, Mr. László Kovács also discussed the effects of Industry 4.0 on the food industry. Finally, he gave a “live demonstration” of three demonstration points at the Technology Center.
The third presenters were Mr. Ádám Tarcsy and Mrs. Angyal Dr. Márta Alexy gave a lecture on the Agricultural Informatics Research Group, which was established in 2018 at the Department of Data Science and Data Technology, Faculty of Informatics, Eötvös Lóránt University. We first got to know the Agrifood and eHealth focused IoT & Data Innovation Lab. They then presented the areas of application for Artificial Intelligence Agrifood and then elaborated on their project to track the movement of free-range pigs.
The Regions 4Food project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and Hungary.