Two Kerry initiatives helping double employment in AgTech
AgriTech Cluster wants to hear from companies in the sector who want to grow in the AgriTech space. Two projects funded by EU Project SmartAgriHubs are having a massive impact on the ground and showcasing Munster Technological University, Tralee, Kerry in Ireland, and its partners’ success in a drive to double the jobs potential of...
FLIARA: Female Led Innovation in Agriculture and Rural Areas
Written by Maura Farrell, Louise Weir and Aisling Murtagh, University of Galway, Ireland. The FLIARA (Female-led Innovation in Agriculture and Rural Areas) project aims to create a European-wide ecosystem, which supports women-led innovative practices in farming and rural areas. This includes different types of rural women, inclusive of age, class, culture, race, and ethnicity who...
DEMETER participates in Montenegrin events
The DEMETER project was featured at the exhibition organized within the “Days of Science and Innovation” festival in Montenegro. This event is traditionally the central annual event of the Ministry of Science and Technological Development and it aims to bring science and innovation closer to the widest population. University of Donja Gorica (UDG) supported the...
DEMETER Pilot User Satisfaction Survey
The DEMETER Pilot User Satisfaction Survey assesses the DEMETER pilots round 1 from the pilot farmers’ perspective
THRIVE Global Impact Challenge
The urgency of the climate crisis is more apparent than ever and disruptive innovation is key to creating a more sustainable, prosperous, inclusive, healthy and equitable future. The THRIVE Global Impact Challenge is a world-wide search for the most innovative startups who are advancing a net-zero future for agriculture. The Challenge will focus on 3...
DEMETER Open Call #2 update
To increase the outreach of the DEMETER value proposition, beyond the 20 agri-food pilots currently running, DEMETER launched its Open Call #2 – DEPLOY to fund small consortia of 2-3 partners for the deployment of new, high-value pilots in the agri-food sector. These new pilots will focus on employing DEMETER methodologies and technologies, addressing clear...
The generational and gender gap in agriculture
The European agricultural sector is undeniably facing several challenges including an ageing population and gender inequality. However, tackling these challenges head-on can provide a professional development opportunity for new generations, in which women will experience an acceleration towards equality. To clearly address the current status and the growing opportunities within farming, DEMETER and SmartAgriHubs, leading...
DEMETER Open Call webinar – 11th January 2022
The DEMETER project has launched its second open call, DEPLOY, to fund the deployment of new pilots in the agri-food sector, offering grants up to EUR 150.000 (equity-free). DEPLOY aims to increase the outreach of the DEMETER value proposition by funding small consortia of 2-3 partners for the deployment of new, high-value pilots in the...
DEMETER participates at COP26 on Science and Innovation Day
Introduction On the 9th of November, DEMETER was excited to participate in COP26 with a one-day exhibition stand in the Green Zone. COP26 is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference with the aim of bringing parties together to accelerate towards climate change action. The Green Zone at COP26 is where the public, civil society,...
ATLAS – Developing an open interoperability network for agricultural applications
Manolis Tsantakis, ATLAS Communication and Dissemination Coordinator Can you explain to us about the ATLAS project and its objectives? Modern farming is switching to a data-driven approach. Connectivity and interoperability of systems and equipment used in agriculture are crucial factors in the digital transformation of the sector. The ATLAS Interoperability Network will provide the means...