Katariina Penttilä and Bao Tran presented papers related to the project “Digipaali” in France
Katariina Penttilä and Bao Tran of HAMK Tech participated in an international, scientific conference 3rd Rendez-vous Techniques AXEMA, which was held on 23 February in Paris, France. The topic of the conference was sustainable agriculture: an opportunity for innovation in machinery and systems.
HAMK Tech had two presentations in the conference, both presenting the research conducted for the project “Digipaali”. Katariina Penttilä, who works as a Principal Research Scientist and the leader of Energy efficiency research group, presented a novel technological framework for digitalizing silage bale life cycle management.
Bao Tran, who works as a Student Assistant in the Energy efficiency research group at HAMK Tech, gave the other presentation. His topic was machine vision in silage bale digitalized management. Bao deserves a big round of applause for this presentation, as it is quite rare for an engineering student to present papers at international scientific conferences!
The topic of the conference was sustainable agriculture: an opportunity for innovation in machinery and systems. The event was organised in connection with a major French exhibition for agricultural machinery (SIMA). The participants of the conference were mainly European, but there were participants from all over the world, even from Japan. The project ”Digipaali” and specifically digital silage bale life cycle management attracted a lot of interest and raised discussion. Among the participants, there were also several European manufacturers of agricultural machinery, who now learned first-hand about the new possibilities provided by digitalisation.
”It was great to present our work in this project that is funded by EIP (European Innovation Partnership), as we have already achieved significant results in the first year of the project”, says Katariina Penttilä.
The project “Digipaali”, funded by the Rural development project for Mainland Finland, is coordinated by HAMK Bio. Other partners in the project are the Energy efficiency research group of HAMK Tech, HAMK Smart, Natural Resources Institute Finland and three Finnish cattle farms utilising bales. The project is one of the eight EIP innovation projects in Finland and a part of the EIP-AGRI network of the EU.