Emerging industries as key enablers for the adoption of advanced technologies in the agrifood sector (H2020-INNOSUP-2015-1)
KATANA supports European SMEs and startups in the agrifood value chain to access knowledge, technology, capital and markets in order to respond to the global competitive environment. KATANA provides this access by leveraging the multiplier potential of cross-border/cross-sectoral collaboration, and with its systemic approach, which homogenizes services towards the overall aim to place new products/ services in the market. KATANA’s systemic approach entails combining (i) an innovative selection and funding scheme based on peer to peer evaluation and crowdfunding; (ii) a holistic portfolio of support services covering the entire KATANA lifecycle and (iii) three large scale demonstrators capitalizing upon emerging industries (eco-industries, mobile services and personalized health).
Role of InoSens: WP Leader in large scale demonstrators, in charge of designing a digital marketplace for precision agriculture services, in charge of providing technical support to project beneficiaries, and in charge of exploitation, business modelling and ecosystem building
A Citizen Observatory and Innovation Marketplace for Land Use and Land Cover Monitoring (Η2020/ SC5-17-2015)
Τhe aim of the LandSense project is to build a far reaching citizen observatory for Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) monitoring that will also function as a technology innovation marketplace. LandSense will deploy advanced tools, services and resources to mobilize and engage citizens to collect in-situ observations (i.e. ground-based data and visual interpretations of EO imagery). Integrating these citizen-driven in-situ data collections with established authoritative and open access data sources will help reduce costs, extend GEOSS and Copernicus capacities, and support comprehensive environmental monitoring systems. New LandSense services (LandSense Campaigner, FarmLand Support, Change Detector and Quality Assurance & Control) will be deployed in three demonstration cases that will address critical LULC issues in the areas of urbanization, agricultural land use and forest/habitat monitoring.
Role of InoSens: WP Leader in Business Modelling, Provider of crowdsourcing solution for farmers, Responsible for pilot in Agriculture
Personalized public services in support of the implementation of the CAP (Η2020/ INSO-1-2015)
RECAP will develop a methodology for improving the efficiency and transparency of the compliance monitoring procedure of CAP through a cloud-based SaaS platform, using large volumes of publicly available data provided by satellite remote sensing and farmer-generated data through mobile devices. The final application offers farmers a tool to support compliance with CAP regulations by providing personalized information including simplified interpretations of regulations and early alerts on possible breaches. Agricultural consultants can develop their own services within the platform to extend functionality and exploit open data through an API and a SDK. The RECAP services will be tested and validate in an operational environment in 5 countries with the participation of public authorities, farmers and agricultural consultants.
Role of InoSens: Responsible for the pilot testing of RECAP in Serbia with the scope to provide it to agricultural consultants and developers for creating their added value services for farmers
Coordinating and integRating state-of-the-art Earth Observation Activities in the regions of North Africa, Middle East and Balkans, and Developing Links with GEO related initiatives toward GEOSS (Η2020/ SC5-18b-2015)
The project brings together key EO players from the Balkans, North Africa and Middle East to a multi-regional coordination network: integrating existing EO capacities, promoting EO uptake, and contribute to regional integration into GEO, GEOSS and Copernicus. To produce an action plan, an inventory of EO capacities and user-needs will be conducted, followed by a gap analysis, establishment of project-unique (G)EO Maturity Indicators and common priority needs. Showcasing pilots will be held – one each in the topics of adaption to climate change, improved food security, and access to raw materials and energy – to demonstrate EO potential to the region and to start concrete cooperation within the GEO-CRADLE coordination network.
Role of InoSens: WP Leader in Gap Analysis, Indicators and Priorities, national coordinator for inventory activities in Serbia, responsible for conducting gap analyses for the project
A serious game platform for training on the benefits of precision agriculture (FP7/ FI-ADOPT)
Agronomists, salespeople and even young farmers today are skilled and accustomed to computer and hand-held technologies for entertainment, communication and learning. SPAN is a serious games platform that will use a virtual world environment to stimulate a farm and train all professionals across the value chain on the economic and environmental benefits of precision agriculture (PA). Lack of knowledge of the benefits of PA is among the key barriers for the adoption of advanced ICT technologies for site-specific management in European farming. The training of basic technological, agronomic and economic underlying principles behind PA technologies can increase participant interest and make the training process more enjoyable, memorable and effective.
Role of InoSens: Development of the serious gaming platform.