Hort@, a Spin off ofUniversità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, is originated in 2008 from the idea of five business partners (including the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore itself) coming from the world of university research and production, to meet the growing interest of the agricultural world and consumers in a greater sustainability of agricultural productions.
The members bring with them an experience of many years in the sectors of research in plant epidemiology and application of agronomic techniques, accompanied by many national and international relations. The Horta group is gradually enriched by the collaboration of young professionals who support the preparation activity, presentation and project management on various levels, in addition to field experimentation.
Horta is proposed as a permanent platform for the improvement of results that come from research in the agro-food sector through these aspects:
The development of Decision Support Systems (DSSs) that are based on new information technologies (Information and Communication Technology, ICT) for the sustainable management of culture
The transfer of technological innovation to production entities at national and international level, in the sectors of intensive and extensive agricultural crops, agro-energy production, quality brands, food supply chains, with particular reference to productivity, environmental sustainability and food security
The planning, development and creation of new itineraries and new technical products/means to be placed on the market