21st century introduced 3D printing as the new technology in construction, medicine, engineering, food and other areas. 3D food printing is a digitally controlled, robotic construction process which can build up complex 3D food products layer by layer. It uses fresh ingredients processed in such a way that it can be extruded through a nozzle onto a food-safe surface. As long as the ingredients are puréed, it can be printed. The uses of 3D food printing are many and connect to innovation, commer...

The 1st Business Ideas Contest on AgriFood was hosted by the Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer Office, ELKE GPA. Participating in the competition team were 2 to 5 people / members of the academic community of the GPA, such as: Candidate students, postgraduate students and doctoral candidates. Groups are encouraged to be composed of different sections of the GAC.

The students, during the competition, created specific business plans for Food and Agriculture Enterprises. Their...

Online mapping 5 Minutes

Online mapping as a collective project is a good practice, promoted today mostly by NGO’s (such as MapAction), which may rely on open data and volunteer work aiming at environmental, business and humanitarian goals. Given the lead of Google Maps, many cartographers realized the potential of the tiling techniques, since once the tiles were pregenerated, the map could be serve much faster. As web browsers increased in their ability to draw graphics using technologies such as SVG, the possibilities...

For decades, the issue of implementing protective policies regarding a country's production has been a thorn in the agenda of those who wish for free markets. Means of protectionism in the past have been tariffs on imported goods, restrictive quotas, administrative barriers and export subsidies, all of which have been applied in order to enhance or retain the national or regional competitive advantage.

In the case of EU, common market has abolished all of the classic protectionism measures in...

Smart-farming is a concept to cultivate crops with the combination of the latest technology and data analysis thus farmers can get more yields than conventional farming method. Why is it matter? Because the human population is increasing exponentially (1). On the other hand, the arable land on the EU (2) and some countries (3) in the world is decreasing, and also the world fresh water resource is also declining (4). It can lead to food scarcity. Therefore, farmers should start to embrace smart-f...