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The AgroBioTech Research Centre (ABT RC) of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra

The AgroBioTech Research Centre (ABT RC) of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra is a university-wide, specialized facility which performs concentrated innovative research in the relevant fields aimed at conducting new methods and procedures in research, especially within applied research, with the express goal of transferring its results into practice.

ABT RC was established in 2015 under the project ITMS 26220220180 “Creation of the AgroBioTech Research Centre”, the Research and Development operational programme, priority axis 2 Support to Research and Development, measure Knowledge and Technology Transfer from Research and Development into Practice.

The ABT RC is equipped with state-of-the-art research infrastructure, thereby enabling the centre to conduct research at the highest level, applicable in practice, and consistent with the core needs of the priorities of agrobiology, the processing technology of agricultural products and the agri-food industry, biotechnology, genetic technologies, agroecology, bioenergetics, and bioeconomy.

Its mission is to act as a regional centre for applied research, integrating crucial research activities that will allow the centre to achieve a synergetic effect in using and enhancing the research potential of the Slovak University ofAgriculture.

The role of the AgroBioTech Research Centre is to carry out state-of-the-art research, and especially research with a direct impact on social practices, in order to create innovation, develop modern technologies and consulting services for the implementation of ABT RC research, and put development results into practice.

The creation of the AgroBioTech RC became a stimulus for carrying out scientific research and development activities of the highest quality with excellent instrumental equipment in a collegial, interdisciplinary, and teamwork-based environment.

The ABT RC is an open workplace. Its infrastructure, i.e. the equipment and personnel of the ABT RC, can be used for research by different departments of the Slovak University of Agriculture as well as by other research and development institutions.

As part of its activities, the AgroBioTech Research Centre of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra focuses on these main fields:

  • Agrobiology
  • Applied Ecology and Bioenergy
  • Bioeconomy
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Biotechnics and Landscape Modelling
  • Food Technology and Biotechnology

The main mission of the ABT RC is to create new knowledge that is useful in both research and practice. Its outputs can be described as follows:

  • Scientific outputs in different types of scientific publications
  • Project activities
  • Other outputs (patents, utility models, cooperation agreements).