The Lecture Program

All the slots are in local time


Monday 1st
Tuesday 2nd
  Wednesday 3rd
  Thursday 4th Friday 5th
      Forum on
New Technologies in Agriculture and Food Industry

      09:30-09:35 Prof. Celestino Obua, Rector, MUST, Uganda 09:30-09:50 Identify challenges and point out strenghts  

ATHENA Alliance – Introduction into the program

(Ilka Kureck – Ruger Winnegge)

09:50-10:30 Framework for European – African cooperation – upcoming calls
Prof. N. Katsarakis, Rector HMU, Greece 
Prof. Celestino Obua, Rector, MUST, Uganda
Prof. I. C. Arizechukwu, UNN, Nigeria 
Prof. A. Mwakasaugula, MZUMBE, Tanzania
  09:40-10:00 Remarks/Keynote from the African Guests  10:30‐13:00 Discussion of ideas for joint (European-African) projects

Workshop in How to write, coordinate, and report a Capacity Building Project

Konstantinos Petridis (HMU)


The HMU International Collaborations

Konstantinos Petridis (HMU)

Meeting to plan our activities for the new KA171 call

(moderator: Eva Menegaki / Kotti)


Artificial intelligence and computer vision for precision agriculture

Raphael Canals (University of Orléans)

10:00‐13:00 Wrap Up

Digital use case in agriculture

Marie‐Joseph Lambert (CybeleTech, Orléans)


Mediterranean/Cretan Diet – An evidence-based Therapeutic Nutrition tool

Anastasia Markaki (HMU)


Internationalizing a Global South University—a case of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda

Dr. Celectino Obua (Mbarara University)

Potential Research Collaborations between the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies/MUST and HMU

Tom Ogwang (Mbarara University of Science and Technology)

Coffee Break 13:15‐14:45 Lunch Break
11:30-12:15 Coffee Break

Land use classification and crop area estimation using drones and satellite data

Nasser Gyagenda (University of Siegen)

  Coffee Break
12:15 – 12:25: The Department of Accounting & Finance (Prof. I. Chatzioantoniou)
12:30 – 12:40: The Department of Management Science and Technology (Prof. G. Mastorakis)
12:45 – 12:55: The Department of Nursing (Prof. M. Sfakianakis)
13:00 – 13:10: The Department of Agriculture (Prof. I. Daliakopoulos)
13:15 – 13:30: The School of Engineering (Prof. M. Karapidakis)

Opportunities for cooperation between Mediterranean European and North African Universities in the field of food – Erasmus Experiences

Dr. Georgios Tsikalakis (HMU)


Advancements in Food Safety: A Technological Perspective

Grigorakis Spyros (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania)

  University Networking Presentations – the participants present their universities

Honey Safety: Is honey dangerous for our health?

Eleftehrios Alissandrakis (HMU)


Unveiling the amazing World of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Manolis Karpadakis (CEO of Terra Creta) 

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break
Lunch Break Lunch Break
HMU Campus Tour

University Networking Presentations


The University of Mbarara in Uganda

Mr. Fortunate B. Atwine

13:50 ‐ 14:10

Towards Sustainable Future – Selected Examples On Precision Agriculture

Jurij Rakun (University of Maribor)

Visit Knossos (transfer with the bus from HMU campus Closing Remarks and plans for the 2nd Forum by George Kritsotakis (HMU)

Empowering local farmers for inclusive agricultural development

Wellington Alves (P.Porto)


The threat of ransomware – a challenge for farmers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and societies in each continent.

Aleksandra Kowalska (UMCS)

14:50‐15:20 Coffee Break

Precision agroecology: exploring the potential of smart water and soil management for climate change adaptation

Dr. Ioannis Daliakopoulos (HMU)


Sustainable Management of major agricultural pests in the Mediterranean and African Region

Dr. Manolis Roditakis (HMU)


Modern Electronics, Automations and IoT Technologies for Smart and Intelligent Agriculture: The case of Olive-Tree Cultivations in Crete

George Fouskitakis (HMU)

      16:20‐16:50 Outlook for the next day – collection of topics for joint projects      

Wednesday 3rd at 20.00: Forum Dinner in Heraklion City