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The H2020 DEMETER project is a large-scale deployment of farmer-driven, interoperable smart farming-IoT (Internet of Things) based platforms, delivered through a series of 20 pilots across 18 countries (15 EU countries). Involving 60 partners, DEMETER adopts a multi-actor approach across the value chain (demand and supply), with 25 deployment sites, 6,000 farmers and over 38,000 devices and sensors being deployed.

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Open Call #2, DEPLOY Pilots

These pilots focus on employing DEMETER methodologies and technologies, addressing clear farmer needs, with particular focus on EU geographic regions not currently represented within DEMETER pilots: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Slovakia and Sweden.

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About Demeter Our Aim

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DEMETER’s goal is to lead the digital transformation of Europe’s agri-food sector through the rapid adoption of advanced IoT technologies, data science and smart farming, ensuring its long-term viability and sustainability.

Our key objective is to empower farmers and farmer cooperatives to a) use their existing platforms and machinery to extract new knowledge to improve their decision making and b) ease the acquisition, evolution and updating of their platforms, machinery and sensors by focusing their investments where these are needed.

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European Partners

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Devices & sensors

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Deployment sites


In the DEMETER project, pilots are used to demonstrate and evaluate how innovations and extended capabilities benefit from the interoperability mechanisms employed. Equally, these pilots monitor the evolution of the maturity level in the stakeholders involved. These pilots have been organised into five major clusters.


As part of the DEMETER project, workshops and events are organised relating to key themes and project deliverables. Upcoming events related to the project and the agri-food sector are outlined below.


New publication in Journal of Business and Marketing

Researchers in DEMETER from Walton Institute, and researchers from South East Technological University, have published a paper in the Journal of Business and Marketing. The paper titled ‘Investigating knowledge dissemination…

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Events / News

Pilot 5.3 on pollination optimization was presented at the 29th Wielkopolska Beekeeping Forum

Pilot 5.3 on pollination optimisation was presented at the 29th Wielkopolska Beekeeping Forum on April 15, 2023. The event took place in Sielinko, Poland and gathered around 300 beekeepers from…

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DEMETER Pilot 5.1: Going Green in Agriculture

World Earth Day is a time to reflect on our impact on the environment and find ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Agriculture is one sector that has the potential…

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