European agri food sector sets 16 million euros robotics project: Page 2 of 2

July 11, 2019 //By Julien Happich
robotics
Starting June 2019, agROBOfood is a 16 million EU project aiming to build the European ecosystem for the effective adoption of robotics technologies in the European agri food sector.

Researchers in the project will also show the use of drones to monitor vineyards. Many more examples will be demonstrated, both by the consortium and by companies who can apply for funding in the open calls. The Digital Innovation Hubs and connected experts will support these innovation experiments. agROBOfood aims to connect the world of Robotics and Agriculture, R&D and business by establishing a sustainable network of Digital Innovation Hubs. Partners involved in the project will work closely with the broader European robotics community, ensuring synergetic effects with initiatives such as EU-Robotics. This will maximize the return of European investments, including private capital, in the digital transformation of agri food.

The agROBOfood network already consists of 49 digital innovation hubs and 12 competence centers and will grow during the project. The project consortium fuelling this growth has 38 partners, led by Wageningen University & Research. An Industrial Advisory Board will provide strategic guidance and also define priorities for the selection of solutions to be funded. Open Calls will attract additional Innovation Experiments and Industrial Challenges. There is €8 million available to the benefit of SMEs.

Wageningen University & Research - www.wur.eu/agrobofood

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