The Internet of Food and Farm project, IoF2020, starts the pre-selection to the open call for new partners to join the current project. 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. The Open Call will launch officially during the IoT Week in Bilbao, from June 4th to June 7th. During the pre-selection phase, interested parties can contact the IoF2020 team to discuss their ideas and sharpen their plans. The aim is to increase the quality of the proposals.
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 attract additional use cases. 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 agricultural areas.
The full list of requirements for proposals will be published June 2018 in the official call text. 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 forestry) are eligible for costs up to € 500.000,--.
Information on the timeframe and the official call text is published on our website. Applicants interested in the Open Call can reach the IoF Open Call support team via the same website.