H2020-SFS-06-2018 Digital integrator and primary food producing SMEs sought to join a data driven integrated pest management project.

REQUEST from United Kingdom, reference: RDUK20171201001, valid from 01-12-2017 untill 05-02-2018

Research & Development
  • Start date:
    1 december 2017 (2 weken geleden)
  • End date:
    5 februari 2018
  • Summary:
    A UK agriculture and environmental research consultancy seeks digital integration and food producing SMEs in Eastern Europe to join a consortium bidding for the H2020 SFS-06-2018 call. The aim is to develop a data driven online platform, enabling access to decision support systems for integrated pest management, supported by a network of researchers and end users. This will enable local food producers make sound decisions for the control of weeds, diseases and invertebrate pests on the ground.
  • Description:
    Faced with the challenge of having to double global food production in order to feed the growing world population over the next 35 years, the need to maximise crop yields and minimise losses due to existing and emerging pests is paramount. Considerable research into the nature of pests affecting world food crops has been carried out generating large amounts of information and data. This has enabled the creation of decision support systems, forecasting pest emergence and/or migration and economic thresholds, that give guidance on when and where to take action. There is now the need to collate and integrate these tools into an online platform to share practical decision making systems and enable food producers to increase crop yields sustainably.

    An independent agriculture and environmental research, consultancy organisation in the UK is leading a project to address this challenge. The aim is to develop a data driven, integrated pest management (IPM) decision support system accessible to primary food producers across Europe and beyond.

    This project will connect users across geographic regions with decision support tools for IPM, supported by regional weather data and other relevant data on the target weed/disease/pest. The ultimate goal is to provide the farmer on the ground with access to easy-to-use IPM tools, helping them make sound decisions on how best to minimise the impact of weeds, diseases and invertebrate pests on their crop. .

    The UK organisation is forming a collaborative consortium to take this development forward and together the consortium will be making an application for support to the Horizon 2020 SFS-06-2018 call “Stepping up integrated pest management”. Through its own networks the organisation has established a sound, multi-national research base for the consortium but the involvement of two different types of SME industry partners will significantly strengthen the consortium by ensuring its effective exploitation through the development of practical applications for farmers operating in their distinct, local situations in Eastern Europe.

    Therefore, the UK organisation wishes to engage with both:
    1. Digital integration companies that are already engaged with the local agricultural community to support the development of regional online platforms, providing access to IPM decision support systems.
    2. Primary food producer groups and intermediaries serving those groups to deliver a programme of trial and feedback of the prototype online platform as it is developed, and assist in validating tools from other regions.
    Expressions of interest from companies already engaged with the agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EPI-AGRI) cluster would be particularly welcome. Specific countries of interest are Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Research cooperation agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    1. Digital integration companies that are already engaged with the local agricultural community to support the development of regional online platforms, providing access to decision support systems.

    2. Primary food producer groups and intermediaries serving those groups to deliver a programme of trial and feedback of the prototype online platform as it is developed, and assist in validating tools from other regions.

    For both types of partner, research cooperation agreements are offered.

    SME 11-50,SME <10,SME 51-250

Organisation
  • Development stage:
    Proposal under development
  • IPR Status:
    Secret Know-how
  • Market keywords:
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
  • Technology keywords:
    Data Processing / Data Interchange, Middleware
    Pesticides
    Precision agriculture
  • NACE keywords:
    Support activities for crop production
    Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
  • Advantages and Innovations:
Client
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry 250-499
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
    Ja
  • Year Established:
    1940
  • Turnover:
  • Country of origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Languages spoken
    • English
Program