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DEMETER at FarmConnect Romania

FarmConect Fair Romania originates from farmers’ necessity to step up in the public arena and present their work, explaining to consumers what are the particularities of an increasingly complex food chain. Also, this fair has a specific role in connecting the farmers with companies within the industry and facilitate the information, knowledge and experience exchange...
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DEMETER at World Farmers Organization General Assembly

The World Farmers’ Organization held a General Assembly in Budapest from June 7th to 10th, 2022 with more than 200 participants attended (farmers from all over the world, farmer associations, high-level representatives of international organizations, governments, and private sector entities). The DEMETER project was presented at an exhibition booth and during the session “Innovative Solutions...
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An Analysis of Drivers and Barriers for the uptake of Digital Platforms in Europe

A recent position paper from Open DEI investigates the major internal and external factors that could facilitate or hinder the adoption of digital platforms by European organizations across four sectors of Manufacturing, Energy, Agri-food and Healthcare. The DEMETER project collaborated on the paper from an agrifood perspective. The paper also provides a broader cross-domain perspective...
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DEMETER participating at IoT Week 2022

DEMETER is participating in IoT Week 2022 taking place in Dublin, Ireland from June 20 -23rd. The IoT Week conference gathers industry and academia representatives from around the world with 135 sessions taking place across various sectors. In particular, DEMETER is heavily involved in several of the Smart Agrifood sessions focused on Digitisation from farm...
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SmartAgriHubs Final Event

Save the Date! The SmartAgriHubs project has confirmed its final event will take place in Lisbon from 26th to 28th September 2022. SmartAgriHubs is a €20M EU project under the Horizon 2020 instrument, and brings together a consortium of well over 164 partners in the European agri-food sector. The project aims to realise the digitisation...
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DEMETER to participate in World Farmers’ Organisation General Assembly

The 2022 World Farmers’ Organisation General Assembly will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from June 7 to 10, 2022. DEMETER will be participating with an exhibition booth at the event and will also take part in the thematic session (plenary) ‘Innovative Solutions and Business Models to Enable a Farmer-Driven Digital Transformation of Agriculture’ moderated by...
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Developing solutions within DEMETER – new webinar

Our Open Call #1, DEVELOP, aimed to attract and engage startups and SMEs with technology products that can be implemented within the agro-business sector. Five specific challenges were addressed and funded by the Open Call. On June 1st from 11-12.30 (CEST) we hear from the 9 agritech SMEs that were selected as the winners to...
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New publication: Building an interoperable space for smart agriculture

Researchers in DEMETER from the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems, Athens, Greece; Walton Institute, Ireland; University of Murcia, Spain; Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland and Odin Solutions, Spain have recently published a paper ‘Building an interoperable space for smart agriculture’. The paper is available in Digital Communications and Networks https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcan.2022.02.004 One of the main...
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Understanding farmers’ adoption of smart technology

DEMETER follows a multi-actor approach (MAA) ensuring that newly developed technical solutions meet real life needs. Farmers are a key stakeholder group within the DEMETER ecosystem. Understanding their needs, interests and concerns regarding digital technologies is central to a positive outcome for the project. With this in mind, we created an online survey to share...
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Article developed under DEMETER selected as Editor’s Choice Article

The article “Evaluating the Single-Shot MultiBox Detector and YOLO Deep Learning Models for the Detection of Tomatoes in a Greenhouse”, developed under H2020 DEMETER has been selected as an “Editor’s Choice Article” in Sensors MDPI . The article was authored by Sandro Augusto Magalhães (INESC TEC and University of Porto), Luís Castro (INESC TEC and University...