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IoF2020 Final Event Summary

François Lienard, IoF2020 Ecosystem Development, Schuttelaar & Partners International. IoF2020 recently held its final event that lasted three days and was filled with over 40 presentations and sessions showing the various trials and tribulations faced by the project. With over 500 visitors, 35 interactive booths, 120 speakers and guests the event was a great success....
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Interview Series: Ramón Alcarria, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

In this edition of our Interview Series, we talk to Ramón Alcarria from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid to learn more about the Pilot 5.2 that he is leading. Can you tell us a bit about your organisation and your involvement in the DEMETER project? The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the oldest and largest Spanish...
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Interview Series: Nenad Gligoric, DNET

In our interview series, we now move to Pilot Cluster 5, the last of the DEMETER pilot clusters. We catch up with Nenad Gligoric from DNET Labs who is the Pilot Cluster 5 leader. The goal of this cluster is to run pilots across several sectors (fruit, vineyards, cattle, poultry) and to address both supply...
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DEMETER & ATLAS discussed at SmartAgriFood event

DEMETER and our sister project ATLAS were discussed at a recent event in Italy ‘Smart Agrifood: Condivisione e Informazione, Gli Ingredienti per L’Innovazione’ (SmartAgrifood: sharing and information, ingredients for innovation) held on the 5th March 2021. The event presented the results of the research on digital farming in Italy conducted by the Digital Innovation Observatory...
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Open Call Winners announced

The DEMETER 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 by the Open Call. In total, 61 applications were received from 21 countries. Following a review of the proposals, we are delighted to announce the...
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Interview Series: Senka Gajinov from DNET

In this edition of our Interview Series, we talk to Senka Gajinov, Product Manager from DNET to learn more about Pilot 4.4 that she is involved in. Can you tell us a bit about your organisation and your involvement in the DEMETER project? DNET Labs is a research and innovation branch of DunavNET group, responsible...
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Presenting Projects on Precision Viticulture and Digital Farming

On March 4th, the company 13. jul Plantaže hosted a meeting for their management and employees to present projects on precision viticulture and digital solutions for applications in the wine industry. Several presentations were given by the representatives from the Development sector in Plantaze, University of Donja Gorica, and DunavNET. The most prominent were the...
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DEMETER at IEEE Conference IT2021

The DEMETER project was presented during the IEEE Conference on Information Technology IT2021. The presentation took place on 17th February 2021, during a special session dedicated to presenting the project and the activities currently implemented in Montenegro. The presentation was prepared by UDG, Plantaze and DNET. More on the IT 2021 conference can be found...
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Results of the DEMETER farmer survey

Earlier this year we sent a survey to the farmers actively trialling hardware and software in the DEMETER pilots to better understand their needs, interests, and concerns regarding the DEMETER project and in terms of the wider category of smart farming technologies. 20 pilot projects are running across 18 European countries. This survey was translated into...
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‘The incentives and barriers to farmers’ adoption of digital technologies’

Ambra Raggi, Policy Officer at World Farmers’ Organisation[1] Farmers are called to feed the world while immense pressures weigh on them: a growing world population, the fight against climate change, the urbanization and the loss of agricultural soils are just some of the challenges farmers face. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 adds additional pressure on...