Conference “Agricultural Engineering Community - Achieving Visions with Horizon Europe


Agricultural machine manufacturing community and stakeholders meet on 10th November 2023 in Hannover/Germany at the event organised by Manufuture Working Group on Agricultural Engineering and Technologies and ICT-AGRI-FOOD. Every interested stakeholder is welcome to join the event.


Programme and Invitation

Collaborative Workshop of ERA-Net ICT-AGRI FOOD, CAPIGI foundation, and the MANUFUTURE Sub-ETP Agricultural Engineering & Technologies AET*) in cooperation with the 80th International Conference on Agricultural Engineering LAND.TECHNIK AgEng 2023 

by Verein Deutscher Ingenieure VDI e.V., VDI Wissensforum GmbH, and the  European Society of Agricultural Engineers (EurAgEng)  

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Date:  Nov. 10th, 2023

Time:  8:30 – 15:30

Location:  Convention Center (CC), Deutsche Messe AG, Hanover Room 13/14 (and room 1 for joint plenary session) Hanover, Germany - Exhibition Ground

Conference language:  English

8:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee
9:00 Section 1: Agricultural Engineering Objectives

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Peter Pickel, John Deere, MANUFUTURE Sub-ETP AET

  1. Research & Innovation in support of Agriculture Technologies – Instruments under Horizon Europe, the Digital Europe Programme
    Dr. Doris Marquardt, Programme Officer – EU Policies, European Commission, DG CNECT, Unit E4
  2. EIT Food – Catalyzing the Food Transformation in Europe
    Dr. Georg Schirrmacher, EIT FOOD, Regional Director West
  3. Learnings from 4 years of piloting digital technologies across European farms
    Dr. Srdjan Krčo, Co-founder & CEO of DunavNET
  4. agrifoodTEF: The European Testing and Experimentation Facilities for Agrifood Innovation
    Prof. Dr. Stefan Stiene, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Section 2: Reports from Agricultural Engineering Research Environment

Chairman: Jens Fehrmann, Technical University Dresden, General Secretary of MANUFUTURE Sub-ETP AET

  1. Current EurAgEng-Structures
    Prof. Dr. habil. Barbara Sturm, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Scientific Director, Chair of the Board - European Society Agricultural Engineers, President
  2. ERA-Net ICT-AGRI-Food – Objectives, impact and future perspectives
    Dr. Johannes Pfeifer, Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE)
  3. Activities of CAPIGI Foundation – Role of Data and Robotics in Agriculture
    Tamme van der Wal, Dir. and Innovation Strategist, Agri-Dataservices BioScope
  4. EU Funded Projects of the European Agricultural Machinery Ass. CEMA
    Dr. Vanja Biševac, Research Manager, CEMA
  5. Review of latest of MANUFUTURE AET and Strategic Research Agenda(s)
    Prof. Dr. Peter Pickel, John Deere Fellow, Speaker of MANUFUTURE AET
    Jens Fehrmann, Researcher, TU Dresden, Gen. Sec. of MANUFUTURE AET


11:55 Break
12:00 Joint Plenary Session with LAND.TECHNIK AgEng 2023

Welcoming Addresses and Opening Remarks by:

- Dr. Markus Demmel - Chairman of VDI Max-Eyth-Society Agricultural Engineering (VDI-MEG)

- Prof. Dr. Barbara Sturm - President of European Society for Agricultural Engineers (EurAgEng)

- Hubertus Paetow - President of the Deutsche Landwirtschaft-Gesellschaft (DLG)

Plenary Speech – The future of responsible plant nutrition:
Dr. Achim Dobermann, Chief Scientist, International Fertilizer Association (ifa)


13:00 Lunch Break
13:30 Section 3: Role of Data, Information, and Related Regulations in Agriculture


Chairman: Dr. Thomas Engel, Member of Supervisory Board of EIT Food, John Deere GmbH & Co. KG

  1. Towards User-centered Solutions through Interoperable Data and AI Services in Agriculture
    Dr. Sebastian Bosse, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute
  2. The EU Data and AI Acts
    Dr. Francesca Hennig-Possenti, Senior Legal Counsel, John Deere, Chairwoman of the CEMA ad hoc group AI
  3. EU Data Act and the Nature Restoration Law
    Patrick Majcen, Austrian chamber of Agriculture


15:00 End                                                                          



Date: Friday, Nov. 10th, 2023

Venue:  Convention Center (CC), Deutsche Messe AG, Hanover Room 13/14 (and room 1 for joint plenary session) Hanover, Germany - Exhibition Ground

Costs:  There is no participation fee. Please note that we require you to register. Participation in the LAND.TECHNIK AgEng conference needs separate registration and will be charged by VDI Wissensforum GmbH. For registered participants of this workshop, only participation in the Joint Plenary Session is free of charge.

Registration: Please register by email to Jens Fehrmann, Technical University Dresden

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The confirmed registration will be sent out shortly before the conference and will be needed to access the Convention Center on the Exhibition Ground

No. of participants is limited to 100 Persons.


Travel by car:  Arrival via expressway to the exhibition center, “Parkhaus Süd 26” basement, (parking free of charge from 8am to midnight). Access to the Convention Center is possible through the “Ost 3” entrance via the “Skywalk” and the Exponale.

Travel (others):  

Public transportation:    From Hanover central station via subway line 8 to terminal station “Hannover Messe/Nord”, access to the Convention Center through the
“Nord 2” entrance.

Access to the Convention Center through entrances “Süd” and “Nord” of the Exhibition Ground will be closed