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Cycle of Conferences

The British Embassy organised a cycle of conferences during Expo Prado, in which both British and Uruguayan professionals presented topics related to agriculture and technology.

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The focus of these talks was “The technological revolution in the field”. Over three days, the speakers explained how science, technology and innovation are key factors to maximize production and protect the environment. With a turnout of over 150 people and the support of the Rural Association of Uruguay, conferences were a very interesting opportunity to hear professionals talk about issues that motivate them and care day to day.

The cycle of conferences strengthened the bond between Uruguay and United Kingdom, and created opportunities to work together in the future, such as Harper Adams who were able to develop both business and educational collaborative partnerships. The university is also undertake research collaboration on Big Data with the Uruguayan Technological Laboratory.

The speakers were:

  • Victoria Alonsopérez - Innovative Efficient Engineering Technologies
  • Dr. Diana Míguez – Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay
  • Mr. Philip Goodwin – Tagaca
  • Dr. Elizabeth Warham - Agri-Tech Organisation
  • Prof. Richard Green - Harper Adams University
  • Prof. Malcolm Mitchell - Scotland Rural College
  • Dr. Alvaro Pardo – Universidad Católica del Uruguay
  • Pablo Rodríguez – Agronóstico
  • Dr. Leticia Chico-Santamarta - Harper Adams University
  • Walter Ayala - Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria
  • Dr. Laura Astigarraga - Universidad de la Republica
  • Ignacio Abella - Secretariado Uruguayo de la Lana
  • Ignacio de Paula – Ebizmarts
  • Leonardo Cristalli - Okaratech
  • Mateo Capdevielle - Rural.Uy
  • Adrian Cal - Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria
  • Andrés Berger - Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria
  • Elly Navajas - Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria

Elizabeth Warham presentation

Elizabeth Warham presentation II

Malcolm Mitchell presentation

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Cycle of conferences programme
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Published 4 October 2016