Atos, as a leader in Digital Transformation, participates in the H2020 project of agri-food DEMETER which has just announced its 1st Open Call, DEVELOP on 16th September, with a total budget of €300,000 available to SMEs.
DEMETER aims to lead the digital transformation of Europe’s agri-food sector through the rapid adoption of advanced Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, data science and smart farming ensuring the industry’s long-term viability and sustainability.
DEVELOP, the first of two Open Calls in the DEMETER project, aims to attract and engage start-ups and SMEs with technology products that can be implemented within the agro-business sector. DEMETER will provide equity-free funding to support the integration and interoperability of these technology solutions into the DEMETER Hub. The DEMETER Hub centralizes the full description of all the components, devices, services, data sources, platforms that are accessible for deployment.
The successful solutions funded within this Open Call will enlarge and enrich the pool of technology offers and options within DEMETER. This will enable the co-creation of particular solutions to overcome end-users’ needs and challenges. The proposed projects should be built on the DEMETER platform and extend the use cases carried out within the project. Twenty pilot projects are currently running in DEMETER to demonstrate and evaluate how innovations and extended capabilities benefit from the interoperability mechanisms. These pilots cover a wide spectrum of sub-sectors: arable crops, irrigated crops, fruit production and livestock (poultry, dairy, animal welfare). Eight to twelve applications are expected to be funded in the Open Call with up to €30,000 per solution.
Applications for the first of the DEMETER Open Calls must address one of the following challenges:
- Topic 1: Soil workability and humidity monitoring
- Topic 2: Interoperable Geo Tagged Photo APP
- Topic 3: ISOBUS enabler
- Topic 4: Blockchain-based solutions for agricultural applications
- Topic 5: DEMETER Business process integration
SMEs and start-ups who are legally established and based in one of the EU Member States or an H2020 associated country (as defined in the H2020 rules of participation) are welcome to apply.
The DEVELOP Open Call opens on 16th of September 2020 and closes on the 18th of November 2020 (17.00 CET).
DEMETER Open Call video
DEMETER aims to digitally transform Europe’s agri-food sector, with global scalability and replicability, ensuring its long-term viability and sustainability. The €17 million project, funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020, involves 25 deployment sites, 6,000 farmers and over 38,000 devices and sensors being deployed, spanning 318,000 hectares in 18 countries. It includes 60 partners and together, they will run 20 different pilot programmes across five agricultural sectors.
Project Start Date: 01/09/2019
Project Duration: 42 months
More information on DEMETER can be found at https://h2020-demeter.eu/ and across social media channels @H2020DEMETER on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
For additional information on DEMETER please contact the Project Coordinator, Kevin Doolin, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information on the DEMETER Open Calls, please contact Miguel Goncalves at email@example.com
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