The Horizon 2020 project, DEMETER, has announced the launch of its 2nd Open Call, DEPLOY, with a total budget of €740,000 available. 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 the industry’s long-term viability and sustainability.
DEPLOY, the second Open Call in DEMETER, 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 agri-food sector. These pilots will focus on employing DEMETER methodologies and technologies, addressing clear farmers’ needs, with a particular focus on EU geographic regions not represented within DEMETER pilots. This will expand the technological and/or business coverage of the project, towards digitalising and boosting the European agrobusiness sector. European countries not covered by DEMETER pilots are Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Slovakia and Sweden.
Twenty pilot projects are currently running in DEMETER to demonstrate and evaluate how innovations and extended capabilities benefit from the interoperability mechanisms. A wide spectrum of sub-sectors: arable crops, irrigated crops, fruit production and livestock (poultry, dairy, animal welfare) are covered. These pilots can be used as an example for potential applicants to develop similar or different pilots to be funded under DEPLOY.
The new pilots to be funded under the DEMETER Open Call #2 – DEPLOY must address specific farmers’ needs and fit into one or more DEMETER challenges and objectives.
Open Call #2 – DEPLOY will fund consortia composed of two or three:
- micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),
- secondary and higher education establishments, research institutes and other not-for profit research entities.
The Open Call closes on the 16th February 2022 at (17.00 CET).
More information on DEPLOY and how to apply is available at www.h2020-demeter.eu/open-call-deploy.
Applications can be made via the F6S platform at www.f6s.com/demeter-open-call-2-deploy/applyRead More
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