Are you an SME building a robot for the agri-food sector? Are you looking for funding?
Then you should join agROBOfood’s pitching event on the 29th and 30th of March!
agROBOfood, recognizing the importance of robotic technologies, aims to build a pan European ecosystem that will further foster their adoption by the agri-food sector. To ensure that goal, agROBOfood implemented during 2019-2020-2021 the mechanism of Open Calls, through which financial support of 7.5 million euros was provided to around 70 SMEs. Taking into consideration the momentum gained through the Open Calls, agROBOfood furthered its’ efforts and started organizing matchmaking events to connect various initiatives with public and private investors!
Pitch Your Robot
The first edition of Pitch Your Robot was organized in 2021, connecting 25 startups with 50 investors. The second edition took place on April 7, 2022 as a parallel online event during the agROBOfood project event “From Vision to Action: Robotics Innovations in Agri-Food”.
agROBOfood is now organising the 3rd online event “Pitch your Robot”. Small and medium-sized enterprises, Startups and Scale-ups that have already developed a robotic solution will have the opportunity to present their technology and secure funding to advance their project during an online event scheduled for March 29th and 30th, 2023.
Besides getting the chance to Pitch Your Robot in front of a highly experienced judging panel and gain exposure, another reason to apply is the prizes! The previous two editions of “Pitch Your Robot” awarded not only financial prizes, but also admission to educational programs (e.g. the Computer Vision Summer School in Wageningen) and an Evaluation of Robotic Solution by Wageningen’s Senior tech panel.
This year’s event is bigger and more exciting than anything that came before it! With a whopping prize pool of €200,000, distributed among 5 winners, this is an event you cannot miss. Prizes are distributed in the following order:
1st place wins 75k
2nd place wins 50k
3rd place wins 40k
4th place wins 20k and
5th place wins 15K
Are you a visionary in the field of Agricultural Robotics?
Then don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your innovative robot technology and secure funding from top investors.
Register now and take the first step towards revolutionizing the way we grow our food!
How to participate?
- Follow the link to register
- Once you have registered, you’ll receive a Manual with all the information you need to know about how to submit your pitch.
Revolutionizing Agriculture: Showcasing the Latest in Robotics Technology
Discover the Power of I-Catch, Crover for Autonomous Grain Management, and Automated Greenhouse Solutions
The agROBOfood network is created to strengthen the European ecosystem and accelerate the uptake of robotic technologies in the agri-food sector, to make it more efficient and competitive.
The network has already shown its dynamic and unique ability to bring the robotics and agri-food communities together in order to cooperate and find the best solutions for the future of agriculture.
Join the #agrofoodrobotics team from Wageningen University and Research in our upcoming free online showcase of 3 agROBOfood Innovation Experiments to see the network in action!
What is an Innovation Experiment?
An Innovation Experiment (IE) is a method used to
i) Refine technologies so they better meet the needs of end users; and
ii) Demonstrate the benefits of robotics solutions in order to encourage their adoption.
IEs also help to test and enhance network and service quality. These experiments do not involve research, but rather demonstrate the practical application and value of the technology from the perspective of the end user. This includes the use of the technology in real-world scenarios, the ecosystem and business services that support it, as well as custom training in the technology.
What are the IEs demonstrated?
The following 3 Innovation Experiments will be demonstrated:
1. I-Catch: automating the control of Tuta absoluta in tomatoes by PATS
2. The first robot for autonomous management of bulk-stored cereal grains by Crover ltd. & Agri-EPI Centre
3. Automated guided vehicles for greenhouse robotics by Saia Agrobotic
Save the Date!
Thursday 16 February 2023 13:00 to 15:00 CET
Target audience: SMEs, Agri-food Industries, Robotics engineers
How to Participate?
Follow the link to register here
WORLD FIRA 2023
1ST IN-FIELD EVENT FOR AUTONOMOUS FARMING SOLUTIONS
The 7th World FIRA event for agricultural robotics will be held from February 7-9 2023.
The event will feature robots and autonomous solutions for resilient agriculture.
Attendees will include industry leaders, growers, manufacturers, investors, researchers and consultants.
The event will focus on the latest innovations in autonomous solutions and include networking opportunities.
➢ 1,000 participants
➢ 80 countries represented
➢ 50 exhibitors
➢ 20 robots demos
➢ 2ha of cultivated crops
Save the Date
Tuesday 7-9 February 2023
Target audience: Growers, Industrials, Investors
Reasons to attend: Finding out new and exciting ways to make farming easier and better for the earth.
How to participate?
LEADING EXPERTS DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF FOOD
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics are revolutionising the agriculture and food sector.
Although employee shortages have been prevalent in the food sector for some time, they were aggravated by the pandemic. To combat skill shortages and food security challenges, the sector is turning to AI and robotic solutions.
Join agROBOfood’s free webinar on the Impact of Robotics in Food Processing and learn from leading experts at DTI Denmark, Fraunhofer IVV, and Wageningen University & Research.
Discover the state-of-the-art in food processing robotics, and get to know the importance of hygienic design. And what are the most pressing challenges and future perspectives in the food sector according to you? Share your views in the panel discussion about the future of food robotics.
Save the Date
Tuesday 24 January 2023 13:00 to 15:00
Target audience: Professionals in food technology, food processing, and food production businesses.
How to participate?
Moderator: Erik Pekkeriet, Wageningen University & Research
Introduction – Erik Pekkeriet, Programme Manager Agro Food Robotics (Wageningen University & Research)
Keynote – State-of-the-art robotics for food processing – Carsten Panch Isaksen, Senior Consultant Robotics, Vision, and AI (Danish Technological Institute)
Keynote – Hygienic design in robotics – Marc Mauermann, Deputy Director Division Processing Technology (Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV)
Pitches – Robotics in food production, three practical cases
Expert Panel on the challenges and perspectives for robotics in the food sector (DTI, Fraunhofer, agROBOfood, FME, Wageningen University & Research)
Want to learn more?
East Med Regional Cluster of the agROBOfood project
Participating Countries: Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel
Agriculture is now,
and it’s always been
the basis of civilization.
WHEN & WHERE?
The International Symposium “Cultivating the AgriFuture, Agricultural UAV” is going to
take place in Izmir, Turkey, on 3-4/11/2022, and it is organized by EGE University and the
Agricultural University of Athens, in the context of agROBOfood H2020 project and the
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT?
Given that our past, our present and our future all depend on agriculture, it is important to cultivate the conditions that pave the way for a sustainable agri-food future.
Agriculture impacts society in many ways, including: supporting livelihoods through food, habitat, and jobs; providing raw materials for food and other products; and building strong economies through trade.
How can we make the future of agriculture better?
If we harness the power of technology and use it in combination with the knowledge we have from the previous years we can make progress towards preventing soil erosion and minimising the environmental footprint of agricultural practices.
UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAVs)
One of the most promising technologies revolutionizing agriculture are UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).
They capture field data (using sensors and cameras), and allow farmers to efficiently apply agricultural inputs such as pesticides and nutrients.
Data driven agriculture helps define spatial and temporal deviation in the field with precision.
Moreover, it facilitates management operations optimization and boosts sustainable production.
An operation that is currently proving to be extremely impactful in favor of sustainable food production and the environment, is UAV spraying.
There are several positive impacts, to name a few: decreasing the volume of water used, minimizing soil compaction caused by field traffic, decreasing yield lost due to tractor and sprayer, avoiding depreciation and fuel consumption of tractor and sprayer, and minimizing personal chemical contact during the operation.
KEEP IN MIND
There are limited places available, so don’t forget to reserve your spot by sending an email to:
Behic Tekin | firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Koutsiaras | email@example.com
Smart Agri Hubs Final Event
26 to 28 September 2022
On Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 September, the SmartAgriHubs ecosystem will open its doors to the European agricultural and digital innovation community!
Workshops & lectures will be held on the challenges, and opportunities that are present in the digitalisation process of the agrifood sector. Several Horizon 2020 projects will be present and an exhibition will be open for representatives of the industry.
ROBOTICS IN AGRIFOOD WORKSHOP
agROBOfood is very excited to participate with the workshop “Robotics in agrifood” that will be held at the first “Synergy Day” of the SmartAgriHubs Final Event (27/09/22) at 15:15. We hope to see you there and discuss the ways in which we can boost the adoption of robotics in agriculture practices in order to improve the farmer’s working conditions, generate higher yields and improve overall quality.
Details about the workshop
SYNERGY PROJECTS; SmartAgriHubs & agROBOfood
Besides the workshop presented by agROBOfood’s North West regional cluster leader, Erik Pekkeriet, our project will also have the chance to present its achievements and lessons learnt during the first part of the “Pitch for Synergy Projects” taking place on 27/09/22 at 09:30 in the morning (Auditorium).
The Synergy Day will enhance the collaboration across Europe and strenghten the SmartAgriHubs and the agROBOfood ecosystems by fostering cooperation, discussion and exchange of best practices!
This is important because we believe that though communication and knowledge sharing we can expand our ecosystem and help to create a positive and long-lasting change in the European agriculture sector, by integrating robots and drones and other important emerging technologies.
agROBOfood is an EU funded project with the aim to build a European ecosystem that works for the effective adoption of robotic technologies in the agri food sector.
The heart of the project is formed by Innovation Experiments, organized and monitored by Digital Innovation Hubs. In 7 Regional Clusters, Initial Innovation Experiments will demonstrate robotics innovations in agrifood, in a manner that ensures replicability.
Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) will support companies in digitization by connecting various stakeholders; The world of Robotics and Agriculture, R&D and business and of course the end-users and technology providers.
To be able to register for the SmartAgriHubs Final Event, you must be a user of the Innovation Portal.
The SmartgriHubs team will use this powerful tool to centralise the registrations and at a later stage organise matchmaking activities with the participants of the Final Event.
The registration to the Innovation Portal is free.
Registrations will close on 21 September 2022.
Dear agROBOfood readers,
Please take a closer look at this upcoming joint workshop organised on 12-13 October 2022 and come join us!
An exciting event jointly organised by CNRS-2RM and agROBOfood’s France-Italy regional cluster is going to take place on Wednesday and Thursday 12-13 October 2022 at the premises of INRAE AgroTechnopôle facilities, in Montoldre, Clermont-Ferrand, 03150, France.
The two networks (agROBOfood & CNRS-2RM) will organise this joint 2-day event that will culminate in a unique workshop held on the second day, i.e. on Thursday 13 October (in English).
The focus of this workshop is twofold:
- To Share knowledge and to demonstrate some of the existing tools and practices relating to the Testing & Performance Validation of mobile field robots and
- To exchange views on the existing and emerging Robotics Capabilities enabled by AI in agri-food domain applications
The workshop is open to the agROBOfood network as well as to the participants of the local event organised by INRAE and CNRS-2RM planned for 12 October. The focus of the later is on the French national approaches for the sharing of experiences, tools and infrastructures that are necessary for experimental field robotics. The presentations of the first-day (12 October) will be mainly in French but the slides presented will be in English. To be noted that Q&A time and discussion that will follow after the presentations will be in English.
Draft program of the first day of the event here.
Draft program of the second day of the event here.
Register using the form here.
Participation is free but REGISTRATION is needed before 01/10/2022.
All interested participants can attend both events. Please send your request for registration or any questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
If you’re in Bologna this November (9-13) and want to see something exciting, come to agROBOfood’s booth! Innovation Experiments funded by agROBOfood will be showcased and we will talk about how advanced robotic technologies can meet real end-user needs.
Interested? Browse through the program and register by following this link.
EIMA International is the International Exposition of Machinery for Agriculture and Gardening, a biennial event created in 1969 by FederUnacoma, the Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Federation, and organized by the federation’s service division, FederUnacoma Surl, in collaboration with BolognaFiere.
The format of the review provides for fourteen merchandise sectors joined by specialized salons, EIMA Components, EIMA Green, EIMA Energy, EIMA Idrotech and EIMA Digital, for the direct participation of manufacturing industries from around the world presenting avant-garde technologies in the sector at the global level.
The organization rational of the merchandise exhibits provides an enormous stage – reserved for professional business visitors on the first two days of the review – for the general public of enthusiasts able to immediately focus on their sectors of interest for better organizing their visits.
EIMA is indeed the venue for the arrival of business people from sixty countries.
EIMA is held in Bologna Trade Fair quarters on an exhibition area of 375,000 m², 140,000 m² net.
Each edition hosts some 1,950 companies from 50 countries exhibiting more than 50,000 models of machinery and equipment for all types of agricultural operations or green work for every model of enterprise.
agROBOfood’s Booth at EIMA 2022
Come and see us during the EIMA exhibition and don’t forget to visit the EIMA Digital;
an area specifically dedicated to advanced electronics.
Technologies made by applied electronics industries are on display in Hall 37, located at the “Costituzione” entrance of the Exhibition Centre.
Satellite guidance systems, GPS devices, on-board computers, ISOBUS systems, weather stations, drones, sensors and latest generation software is on display for the benefit not only of agricultural operators and technicians, but also of mechanical industries, interested in equipping their vehicles with devices that optimize their performance.
Mature and extremely reliable technologies designed to streamline the management of farms and to make field work increasingly scientific and safe.
EIMA is the second Agricultural tradeshow in the world and the FIRST for specialized agriculture. Specialized Agriculture is the core business for Italian manufacturers and SMEs because of the country-specific weather conditions and environment.
Stay tuned to learn more. This is going to be brilliant!
Take a look at the “Thematic showcases” at EIMA 22
Focus on the large sectors of agricultural machinery and gardening.
The full range for green
The maintenance of parks, sports facilities and public and private greens as well as advanced systems for urban décor and green architecture. In the setting of the great EIMA International exposition, the Green showcase is fundamental for big distribution businesses, garden centers, municipalities and recreational activities and is also an attraction for hobbyists and all enthusiasts of greenery.
World leaders in the sector
EIMA Components is the showcase dedicated to the enormous sector of components for agricultural mechanical engineering for bringing together industries from around the world presenting manufacturers and suppliers their spare parts and accessories for all types of machinery and equipment. With more than 700 exhibitors arriving, EIMA Components is set up as the world’s largest showcase in the sector enlivening technologies within EIMA International, the great exposition of agricultural machinery.
The EIMA International bio challenge
agricultural and forestry origins. The showcase has become one of the most highly qualified appointments for businesses in the sector. On offer here is a wide panorama of machinery and technologies for the rational and economic management of agro-energy supply chains in all production and environmental settings. Other than the exhibition itself, the EIMA Energy Showcase also provides an outside area for demonstration trials of new generation machinery and systems.
Technologies and plant for irrigation and management of water
International strong point, the organizers of the 2018 edition decided to create a new exhibition area for the sector.
The EIMA Digital show is born, specifically dedicated to advanced electronics
Reserved for the most advanced electronic technologies and precision agriculture, the Eima Digital space, born in 2018 as a thematic area, became a specialized show in 2021, offering a broad landscape of IT and electronic applications that characterize modern agriculture.