VIRAL Project

Vitalising ICT Relevance in Agricultural Learning




Project Summary

Modern agriculture is largely based on new technological solutions closely related to the increasing use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and various software solutions, not only for monitoring, but also for managing production processes. In Bosnia and Montenegro agriculture remains largely dependent on manual farming, with technical and technological solutions being poorly explored. At the same time, both countries have strong ICT sectors employing sizeable number of highly educated professionals who develop front-end software solutions. Building a sustainable regional future for the large extent hence depends on the intersection of the two which, even though a concern that should be addressed in all parts of society as a critical strategic area for development and economic activity, has in so far not been given a fair attention in educational and training practices...


Latest News

Final VIRAL Workshop held in Banja Luka

University of Banja Luka was the host of the final VIRAL Project workshop meeting from 19-20 July 2023. Meeting agenda was split in two parts: technical and in-field.

Dissemination of the VIRAL Project on 3rd EPS-TIG Workshop in Petrovac

MANT attended the 3rd EPS-TIG Hands-on-Science, Technology, and Interface Workshop and the 1st Montenegro Detector R&D for Future Accelerators Summer School (7-9 July), held in Petrovac, Montenegro, where it presented the VIRAL project and its work.

Dissemination of the VIRAL Project on RD50 Workshop in Tivat

MANT has participated in The 42nd RD50 Workshop on Radiation Hard Semiconductor Devices for Very High Luminosity Colliders, which took place from 20-23 June 2023 in Tivat, Montenegro.

SmAgTech EXPO 2022

For the second time in a row, the SmAgTech EXPO virtual fair is being organized by the VIRAL project. The fair is dedicated to the use of information and communication technologies in agriculture and will be organized on November 23-24, 2022.

The VIRAL toolkit has arrived

The VIRAL project has spawned another important and innovative resource - ‘’A toolkit for educators on application of the selected hardware and software in agriculture: robotics, GIS, deployment of drones, IoT, mobile apps’’, which will help our agricultural producers to master new information and communication technologies in their agricultural production.

Results of the Erasmus+ VIRAL project were presented at the traditional XII MECO 2022 conference

The results of the Erasmus+ VIRAL project was presented at the traditional XII MECO 2022 Conference held from June 7-11, 2022, in Budva, Montenegro. It is an international scientific forum that aims to present and discuss leading achievements in modeling, analysis, design, validation, and application of embedded computer systems, as well as in a broader sense, complete computer systems with applications and related fields. MECO is one of the most relevant conferences in the field of embedded computing, cyber-physical systems, and Internet of Things IoT.

VIRAL project's Hackathon in Prijedor successfully finished

The VIRAL Hackathon was held in Prijedor from 12-14. May 2022 in premises of the Prijedor Economic Development Agency - PREDA.

The SmAgTech EXPO Conference in the field of smart agriculture will be held on November 17

The "SmAgTech EXPO" conference is organized within the VIRAL project (Vitalising ICT Relevance in Agricultural Learning), which is co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, and whose partner is MANT (Montenegro Association for New Technologies). The conference covers five thematic areas, which will be addressed by 37 lecturers.

Presentation of results of the work of the Viral project at the MECO conference 2021

This year, the VIRAL project will be presented at the MECO conference. Project partners from the company “13. Jul Plantaže”, Montenegrin Association for New Technologies (MANT), University of Donja Gorica and University of Banja Luka, present a paper entitled “A Feasible IoT-Based System for Precision Agriculture”. The paper presents the development of the application of digital technologies in the field of agriculture, with new applications and design solutions, which contributes to the application of technologies that support smart computers. The authors of the paper are Radovan Stojanović, Vesna Maraš, Sanja Radonjić, Anita Martić, Jovan Đurković, Katarina Pavićević, Vasilije Mirović and Miljan Cvetković.

SMART-MES - Telemetry Station for General Applications (smart agriculture, transport, environment...) made in Montenegro

We present another domestic product by MANT and MECOnet companies, SMART-MES - a domestic telemetry station (SMART Measurement Station). It is an IoT-based telemetry station of the latest generation.


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