Non-destructive techniques for viticulture and oenology: challenges and opportunities within the industry 4.0.

Seminar organised by the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the University of Milan

 
The optimisation of all the processes in the wine production chain is aimed at raising the quality level of wine production, favouring the optimal management of all phases, from the vineyard to transformation processes. The technical and technological solutions make it possible to redraw the supply chain in the light of the new suggestions of the industry 4.0. programme.

To meet these needs, technology at the service of this supply chain is working in two directions: on the one hand, bringing sensors and systems to support decisions to better manage the vineyard in light of sudden climate changes and on the other, increasingly using non-destructive analysis techniques to monitor transformation processes in order to guarantee high and homogeneous quality levels of wine production.

Starting from these assumptions, the seminar, organised by the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the University of Milan, aims to take stock of the technological level reached in this sector by focusing on non-destructive technologies (NIR, Image Analysis , Electronic Nose), now available to operators in the supply chain, and outlining a few solutions that are being studied in two projects which the Department is taking part in: the I-GRAPE project (project funded by the European Community) and the ADAM project (project financed by the Lombardy region).

Some of the leading figures in Italian research and the academic world will be taking part in the meeting, as well as some of the most important manufacturers of non-destructive systems on the market, in order to bring out the issues encountered in transferring these technologies to the wineries.