Outreach

Our scientific outreach actions, wich are detailed in our Outreach Plan, combine programs and activities for all areas of society. Agrotecnio’s outreach activities aim to inspire students, teachers, scientists, the general public and industry by showing first-hand the research projects we carry out and how they cover different areas of the food production chain.

Events

For everyone

Researchers’ Night 2020

Our research groups participate together with the University of Lleida (UdL) in the #EuropeanResearchersNight, an international scientific dissemination event in which we bring research closer to the general public.

Conferences and workshops

In collaboration with different entities, our researchers conduct numerous dissemination events: conferences, workshops, discussions… At these meetings they illustrate the results of their research to all those interested in attending.

Media communication

In many occasions our researchers appear in the media and social networks explaining some of their activities in order to share with the general public their projects and their benefits for the society.

For teachers and students

Educational activities

Agrotecnio researchers visit regularly schools and institutes to explain their research lines and give a workshop to students so they understand our center activities. One of these events is #100tífiques, an initiative where Agrotecnio researchers promote scientific vocations among girls and adolescents.

Open doors

One day a year our researchers take part in the open day at the University of Lleida to show some of their projects to secondary school students so that they can appreciate science and research.

Students’ training

Our researchers often host vocational training students to tutor their final projects and show them firsthand what life in a laboratory is like.

For professionals

Seminars

Together with the University of Lleida, many of our seminars are public and offered openly online. In this way, researchers from other centers as well as technicians and experts can acquire new knowledge.

Congresses

The members of Agrotecnio have experience in organising scientific congresses at national and international level. In them, our members present the advances developed in our center to the research community.

Collaboration with other centers

We regularly collaborate with other research centers and institutions to broaden the dissemination and scope of our joint projects. For example, together with the Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative (GFBI) Hub, we have created the largest database of forest ecosystems in the world.

Field work

We share with stakeholders, mainly farmers and industry the progress of our work by visiting their facilities and carrying out meetings and transfer projects, in order to suggest them how to apply our innovations in their own fields or factories.

Advanced courses

We frequently organise advanced courses to train researchers from other centers in new techniques. The aim is to share the knowledge of our researchers and to promote the collaboration of Agrotecnio with other entities.

Publications

Books

We publish and share books of scientific interest to raise awareness of our activities among our stakeholders. One example is the book ‘La alfalfa: Agronomía y utilización’ which we have published in collaboration with the CITA and the University of Lleida and has been distributed among more than 300 agricultural cooperatives.

Annual Report

We share our Annual Report with the idea to let know institutions, other research centers and future researchers that can join Agrotecnio which are our research lines, our numbers and a brief description of our current research staff.