SmartAgriHubs- Connecting the dots to unleash the innovation potential for digital transformation of the European agrifood


SmartAgriHubs is dedicated to accelerate the digital transformation of the European agri-food sector. It will consolidate, activate and extend the current ecosystem by building a network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) that will boost the uptake of digital solutions by the farming sector. This will be achieved by integrating technology and business support in a local onestop- shop approach involving all regions and all relevant players in Europe. The heart of the project is formed by 28 flagship innovation experiments demonstrating digital innovations in agriculture, facilitated by DIHs from 9 Regional Clusters including all European member states. Concurrently, SmartAgriHubs will improve the maturity of innovation services of DIHs so that digital innovations will be replicated across Europe and widely adopted by European farmers. A lean multi-actor approach focusing on user acceptability, stakeholder engagement and sustainable business models will boost technology and market readiness levels and bring user adoption to the next level. This will be enhanced by synergetic effects between SmartAgriHubs and RIS3, since SmartAgriHubs will work in lock step with European regions to maximize the return of European investments, including regional structural funds and private capital. Open Calls with a total budget of ±6 M€ will expand the network and ensure that technological developments and emerging challenges of the agri-food sector are incorporated in the DIH service portfolio. SmartAgriHubs’ inclusive structure and ambitious targets will bring the entire European ecosystem together, connecting the dots to ensure global leadership for Europe in the AgTech market. The consortium, led by Wageningen Research and other partners of previous key projects such as IoF2020, FIWARE, S3P Agri- Food and I4MS, will leverage the existing ecosystem and guarantee a maximum ROI for European taxpayers and a vital agri-food sector producing adequate and safe food for future generations.


Notizie (in italiano)

eu_flag.jpgThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 818182


Project details

 Scientific responsability: Alberto Cavazzini

Funding source: HORIZON 2020

Call: H2020-RUR-2018-1

Start date: 01/11/2018 - end date: 31/10/2022

Total cost: 19.999.459 €

EU contribution to UniFe: 32.000 €


  • Stichting Wageningen Research, Netherlands (cordinator)
  • Biosense Institute - Research and Development Institute for Information Technologies in Biosystems, Serbia
  • Schuttelaar & Partners, Consultancy for Food and Lifesciences Nv, Belgium
  • Zuidelijke Land- En Tuinbouworganisatie Vereniging, Netherlands
  • Institut für Angewandte Systemtechnik Bremen Gmbh, Germany
  • Eigen Vermogen Van Het Instituut Voor Landbouw en Visserijonderzoek, Belgium
  • Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno, Netherlands
  • Consejeria de Agricultura , Pesca Y Desarrollo Rural, Spain
  • Universidad de Almeria, Spain
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V., Germany
  • Consulai, Consultoria Agro Industriatrial Lda, Portugal
  • Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Innovation For Agriculture, United Kingdom
  • Région Des Pays de la Loire, France
  • Association de Coordination Technique Agricole, France
  • Aster - Societa Consortile per Azioni, Italy
  • Coldiretti, Italy
  • Landwirtschaftskammer Österreich, Austria
  • Wirelessinfo, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Hubert Gerhardy, Germany
  • Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
  • The National Federation of the Producers in Agriculture, Food Industry and Related Services in Romania - Pro Agro, Romania
  • Landbrug & Fodevarer F.M.B.A., Denmark
  • Luonnonvarakeskus, Finland
  • Zemnieku Saeima, Latvia
  • Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Poland
  • Agrargazdasagi Kutato Intezet, Hungary
  • Comite des Organisations Professionnelles Agricole de l'Union Europeenne
  • Copa Association de Fait, Belgium
  • International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements European Union Regional Group, Sweden
  • Comite Europeen des Groupements de Constructeurs du Machinisme Agricole, Belgium
  • Fundacion Centro Tecnoloxico de Telecomunicacions de Galicia, Spain
  • Sdruzenie Bulgarska Asociacia Na Softuernite Kompanii Bascom, Bulgaria
  • Farmhacknl, Netherlands
  • European Business and Innovation Centre Network Aisbl, Belgium
  • Fiware Foundation Ev, Germany
  • Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland
  • Code Plus Limited, Ireland
  • Ingenera Sa, Switzerland
  • Munster Ai Farm Services Limited, Ireland
  • Irish Cattle Breeding Federation Society Limited, Ireland
  • Energy Monitoring Ireland Ltd, Ireland
  • Cfs Cross Farm Solution Gmbh, Austria
  • Dipl.-Ing. (Fh) Hubert Schrenk, Austria
  • Josephinum Research, Austria
  • Farmdok Gmbh, Austria
  • Robovision Bvba, Belgium
  • Exobotic Technologies, Belgium
  • Agri Dataservices Bioscope Bv, Netherlands
  • Aurea Imaging Bvba, Belgium
  • Avr Bvba, Belgium
  • Syntesa Partners and Associates Sl, Spain
  • Stienen Bedrijfselektronika B.V. , Netherlands
  • Van Mierlo Ingenieursbureau B.V. , Netherlands
  • Neuropublic Ae Pliroforikis & Epikoinonion, Greece
  • Tekever Ii Autonomous Systems Lda, Portugal
  • Easytosee Agtech, Sociedad Limitada, Spain
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaçao Agraria e Veterinaria, Portugal
  • Grupo Hispatec Informatica Empresarial Sa, Spain
  • Edia-Empresa de Desenvolvimiento e Intra-Estruturas do Alqueva S.A, Portugal
  • Unparallel Innovation Lda, Portugal
  • Taddei Sonia, Italy
  • Nordi Giuseppino, Italy
  • Dnaphone S.R.L. , Italy
  • Casella Macchine Agricole Srl, Italy
  • Vsafe S.R.L. , Italy
  • Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
  • Grainsense Oy, Finland
  • Agro Intelligence Aps, Denmark
  • Agroväst Livsmedel Ab, Sweden
  • Cybernetic Technologies Netictech Spolka Akcyjna, Poland
  • Wielkopolski Osrodek Doradztwa Rolniczego W Poznaniu, Poland
  • Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy W Poznaniu*, Poland
  • Agriwatch Bv, Netherlands
  • Freedomgrow - Sistemas de Informacao Sa, Portugal
  • Przemyslowy Instytut Maszyn Rolniczych W Poznaniu, Poland
  • Baltic Open Solutions Center, Latvia
  • Sungis, Latvia
  • Lesprojekt Sluzby Sro, Czech Republic
  • Sarl Infagri85, France
  • Iq Management Srl, Romania
  • Sc Smartrdi Research and Development International Srl, Romania
  • Prospeh D.O.O., Slovenia
  • Verein Zur Förderung Der Bäuerlichen Veredelungswirtschaft E.V. Germany
  • Mitteldeutsche Agentur Für Informationsservice Gmbh Germany
  • Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen Germany
  • Innosep Gmbh Germany
  • Danfoil A/S, Denmark
  • Gothia Redskap & Ekoväxt Ab, Sweden
  • Agro Business Park As, Denmark
  • Smart Agritech Solutions of Sweden Ab, Sweden
  • Thorsen-Teknik.A/S, Denmark
  • Seragro S. Coop. Galega, Spain
  • Alltech Spain S.L., spain
  • Elmega, S.L. , Spain
  • Monet Tecnologia e Innovacion Sl, Spain
  • Soundtalks Nv, Belgium
  • Instituto Galego da Calidade Alimentaria, Spain
  • Terrasolis, France
  • Universita degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy
  • Polyagroktima Gaia Mas Ike, Greece
  • Meteoblue Ag, Switzerland
  • Consultores de Automatizacion Yrobotica Sa, Spain
  • Vervaeke, Belgium
  • Cajas Rurales Unidas Sociedad Cooperativa de Credito, Spain
  • Api-Agro, France
  • Forest Environmental Research and Services Ltd, Ireland
  • Groupe Provence Services, France
  • Pno Innovation, Belgium