Currently, the IoF2020 gathers nineteen use cases around Europe in five themes or so called trials. The use cases in the arable, dairy, fruits, meat and vegetables trial develop, test and demonstrate Internet of Things technology in operational agri-environments, both conventional and organic.
With the open call (total value of € 6 million) IoF2020 intends to increase the scale of the project and the impact of the technology developed within the project. Applicants can either replicate current use cases in regions not yet covered in the project, extend current use cases further into the agri-food production chain or target new area’s such as forestry or fishery.
Only proposals committing to the following framework will be considered:
• Proposals should be supported by a team of stakeholders that represent a substantial part of the IoT value chain. Eg. technology providers, service providers, processors and retailers. Single parties will not be considered.
• Applicants should consider both technological aspects, business aspects and organisational aspects in their proposal.
• Proposals covering one aspect to increase scale and impact (eg. applying the technology of a current use case at a farm in Eastern Europe) are eligible for costs up to € 300.000,–.
• Proposals covering more than one aspect (eg. developing new technology for use in other crops) are eligible for costs up to € 500.000.
Information on the timeframe and the official call text is published at http://www.iof2020.eu/opencall.
Interested participants are invited to pre-register via IoF2020 website.
IoF2020 holds a webinar to guide the project proposers and answer all the questions they may have.
The webinar will take place on July 20th 11.00-12.00
Participants should register in advance by contacting the support team (attendance is limited):