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DEMETER Podcast edition – FarmForum

In this edition of FarmForum, a podcast from APPR (Romanian Maize Growers’ Association), the digital transformation in agriculture is discussed. Cristina Cionga, European Affairs Director at APPR and Gabriel Lospa, Farm Program Manager with SIMAVI talk about the DEMETER project, its overall objectives in terms of interoperability and standardisation and focus in detail on the...
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Smart Agriculture, Agriculture 4.0: the Digital Transformation of the agricultural sector

Project partners, Engineering, have published a white paper on Smart Agriculture, Agriculture 4.0: the Digital Transformation of the agricultural sector and highlighted DEMETER as a use case which aims to drive the digitisation of agriculture in Europe, fostering scientific excellence, a competitive industry and providing answers to the challenges facing society. Food, land, water, the...
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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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DEMETER Open Call Applications

The first DEMETER Open Call, DEVELOP, closed on the 18th November 2020 with 61 applications received from 21 countries. The breakdown of applications per topic is outlined below: Topic 1: Soil Workability and Humidity Monitoring: 29 Topic 2: Interoperable Geo-tagged Photo App: 4 Topic 3: Isobus Enabler: 3 Topic 4: Blockchain-based solutions for agricultural applications:...
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DEMETER participates at Future of Agritech event

DEMETER project coordinator, Kevin Doolin, participated on behalf of DEMETER at the recent agritech conference powered by Design Terminal and X-Europe. The conference focused on the future of agriculture, bringing industry players and the agrifood community to share their insight of a resilient and innovative sector based on digitalisation. Kevin participated in the panel talk...
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Interview with Miguel Goncalves, DEMETER Open Call Manager

Can you tell us about yourself and your role in DEMETER? I have a background in economics, and I am passionate about innovation and technology. At F6S – the largest Startup/SME community globally – I work as an EU project manager helping founders grow by connecting them with equity-free funding opportunities and other innovation support...
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DEMETER Open Call Webinar announced

DEMETER, has announced the launch of its 1st Open Call, DEVELOP with a total budget of €300,000 available. This Open Call 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...
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H2020 Agri-Tech project, DEMETER, announces 1st Open Call for Innovative Solutions

The Horizon 2020 project, DEMETER, has announced the launch of 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...
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DEMETER paper on Machine Learning for olive phenology prediction presented at GIOTS.

The DEMETER pilot project focusing on Decision Support Systems to support olive growing was presented recently at the virtual Global IoT Summit (GIOTS). The presentation and paper focused on ‘Machine Learning for olive phenology prediction and base temperature optimisation’ and was delivered by Noelia Oses, Izar Azpiroz, Marco Quartulli and Igor García of Vicomtech and...
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DEMETER represents EU agri-tech at Brazil-EU Cooperation Conference

An online conference ‘Fostering STI twinning activities between EU and Brazil’ took place on Friday 22nd May. The aim of this conference was to present CT&I projects that are being carried out through cooperation and sectorial dialogue between the European Union and Brazil. The conference brought together scientists and Brazilian and European authorities who are developing...