14:33 | 13/06/2022 Science - Technology
Bac Lieu University and AquaEasy, a spin-off venture under Bosch's innovation hub grow, announced the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to bring technology know-hows to the classroom in the area of AI and IoT, in the field of aquaculture.
With a three-pronged approach, this agreement entails multilevel training programs, scientific research projects, along with internship and career opportunities. This will be done by incorporating the knowledge as part of the students’ syllabus. At the same time, students from Bac Lieu University will receive first-hand knowledge from Bosch’s and AquaEasy’s topic experts via annual conferences and seminars on science and technology.
Mrs. Tran Thi Thu Tham, representing Bosch Vietnam, and Dr. Phan Van Dan, representing Bac Lieu University, to sign the Memorandum of Understanding
“The future is demanding an innovative approach to workforce education, one that meets the needs of the institutes, the industries and most importantly, our students. This can be achieved through the program that we are signing today”, said Dr. Phan Van Dan, President of Bac Lieu University.
Through this partnership, the students of the Aquaculture Division – Agriculture Faculty of Bac Lieu University will also have the opportunities to study and conduct research under the guidance and mentoring of technicians from Bosch and field experts from AquaEasy.
Started in 2017, AquaEasy, a smart, technology-driven aquaculture monitoring system, is able to reduce dependencies on manual labor and subjective assessments while improving on yield, staff safety and environmental sustainability in a commercial-intensive industry. With improved accuracy, precision and repeatability in farming operations, quick and easy monitoring of daily measurements through a mobile app allows the owners, who often live a long way from the farms, to actively manage water quality in ponds.
“AquaEasy as an all-in-one solution to shrimp farming will alleviate all the farmers’ pain points”, said Guru Mallikarjuna, managing director of Bosch Vietnam. “We are very pleased for this collaboration with Bac Lieu University, and our goal is to equip the students to be future-ready and this partnership is expected to create even more ventures in the digital field.”
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With the current knowledge and expertise, AquaEasy will be contributing to creating a syllabus for the Aquaculture Division – Agriculture Faculty of Bac Lieu University, that will expose students to sensor technology, innovative software, and analytics services in the field of aquaculture. Skills acquired from the course is crucial to prepare the next generation of farmers, as scalability and flexibility of new aquaculture solutions allows them to deliver high-quality product to business-owners in Southeast Asia. Additionally, farmers can react quickly to the growing needs of the dynamically changing market, adapt the solution for other aquatic species, and extend their operations onto other regions in the future.