H2020 (ICT-24-2016)
Grant agreement no. 732358
Applying GAming TEchnologies for training professionals in Smart Farming

In General

GATES will develop a serious game-based training platform, in order to train professionals across the agricultural value chain on the use of Smart Farming Technologies (SFT), thus allowing deploying its full economic and environmental potential in European agriculture. The positive impact on the adoption of Smart Farming Technologies (SFT) in crop farming has been well established for the last 10 years. In fact, many SFT are available at present time, but farmers find it difficult to grasp which are the technologies that can be used and furthermore, which are the productivity and environmental benefits brought by their adoption.

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Likewise, SFT companies face barriers in the commercialization of their equipment due to the lack of knowledge and training of the farmer community. GATES provides the farmer community, agronomical students, extension services and the SFT industry sales force an easy to use and understand gaming experience that will allow a first approach to the concept of SFT, their uses, available equipment and simulation on the adoption of such technologies. GATES will develop a near-to-market (TRL7) serious game-based training platform that, through the use of a range of gaming technologies (3D scenarios, interactive storytelling, modeling and data), will train professionals and other stakeholders in the value chain in the use of SFT. GATES will develop a cross-platform (Desktop/Mobile/Web) serious gaming available for Android, iOS and Windows featuring online and offline synchronized modes. GATES will represent a successful example on the use of serious gaming as a training tool, applicable on formal and informal educational settings, on a complex and multidisciplinary subject such as SFT, benefitting from serious gaming capabilities such as virtual environments and worlds, personalized tutorial tools, competition between peers, wide personalization to real life and simulated case scenarios, etc.

AGENSO Contribution

AGENSO is responsible of the development of the connectivity between the GATES game core and various precision agricultural sensors

GATES Basics

Gamification
Serious game development for training professionals across the agricultural value chain on Smart Farming Solutions (SFTs)
Validated learning
Implementation of Lean Start-Up methodology with three different Minimum Viable Game iterative versions (MVGs) that will be developed, deployed and tested in the respective validated learning cycles.
Business Plan
Development the most appropriate business model for the serious game platform aiming at product-market fit shortly after project implementation
End-users needs
Active participation of the relevant stakeholders to ensure high learners’ engagement, and personalized learning opportunities.

Project Funding

  • Starting date : 01/01/2017
  • Duration : 30 Months
  • Status : Completed
  • AGENSO participation type: In-kind contribution free of charge
Estimated Cost: €1,270,500.00 100%
EU Contribution: €998,906.25 79%
  • This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 732358
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Minimum Viable Games
3
Validated Learning cycles
1500
Downloads of the game
170
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