HIBA launches a free E-Learning Data platform for the acquisition of digital skills in agro-digitization

January 20, 2023

After several months of preparation, the free E-Learning Data platform, a tool developed within the scope of the Interreg Poctep HUB IBERIA AGROTECH (HIBA) project, was launched today thanks to the cooperative work of several partner competence centres that are beneficiaries of this European initiative with extensive experiences in the field of agro-digitalization, such as the School of Agricultural and Forestry Engineering (ETSIAM) of the University of Córdoba, the University of Évora and the University of the Algarve, with the collaboration of the Agro-Food Cooperatives of Andalusia.

Available on the HIBA project web in Spanish and Portuguese, E-Learning Data was created in part with the aim of helping to acquire digital skills in the area of agro-digitalization. Open, after registration, to all those who wish to train and adapt to the new needs of the agricultural sector, the platform includes free MOOCs on Digital Enabling Technologies of importance in agriculture adapted to different user profiles, as well as access to tools innovations that favour entrepreneurship; support for the development of training through virtual assistants and knowledge on the most relevant aspects of precision agriculture, among others. In addition, a virtual assistant available 24 hours a day, HIBABot, will be responsible for resolving any doubts that may arise for the user.

The platform is aimed at people who work or are entrepreneurs in the agri-food sector, service companies in the sector, local development groups, agricultural associations, trainers and non-university and university students. It will allow testing innovations and experimenting with technologies to promote entrepreneurship, improve agricultural digitalization skills and provide decision-making support. To benefit from all its services, you only need to register here.

About the HIBA Project

The Interreg Spain-Portugal Cross-border Cooperation Project (POCTEP) HIBA will promote a multi-regional ecosystem focused on the digitization of the agri-food sector in Spain and Portugal through the creation of a network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) that will foster the entrepreneurial initiative, competitiveness and sustainability, promoting post-Covid19 economic reactivation.

With a budget of 5.3 million euros, 75% co-financed by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) under the Interreg V-A Spain-Portugal Cross-border Cooperation Program 2014-2020 (POCTEP), HIBA has 19 beneficiaries, with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development of the Regional Government of Andalusia being the main beneficiary.

The E-Learning data platform is part of ACTIVITY 3 of the HIBA project for accelerating digitization processes. The purpose of this activity is to provide companies with different services to start and/or accelerate their digitization process, through training in digital skills for different levels of training and user profiles; and the ability to test innovations and experiment with technologies to promote entrepreneurship and the improvement of processes and decision-making in agri-food companies in the area of multi-regional cooperation.