AGENSO participated in the kick-off meeting of the Horizon2020 agROBOfood project held in Thessaloniki, Greece.
The team discussed on a two-days meeting how they can enhance the uptake of robotic technologies for the European agri-food sector. On the first day the entire consortium discussed about several definitions, cooperation’s, requirements and needs related with the Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) and the Competence Centre’s of the project. On the second day the meeting started with a presentation about the Developments in robotics around the European Union. After that the Innovation Experiments were presented, and more specifically their aim and how they will interact with DIHs and CCs. At the end of the meeting there was an one hour workshop about the Plans and requirements for the Open Calls as well as conclusions with feedback from IAB.
agROBOfood is an EU funded project aiming to build a European ecosystem for the effective adoption of robotic technologies in the agri food sector, which in turn will become more efficient and competitive. 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 agri food, in a manner that ensures replicability and wide adoption across Europe. Digital Innovation Hubs will support companies in digitization by connecting various stakeholders. agROBOfood already connects the world of Robotics and Agriculture, R&D and business by establishing a sustainable network of Digital Innovation Hubs. The network already counts 49 Digital Innovation Hubs and 12 Competence Centres and it will be extended and strengthened during the project.