Business-Oriented Support to the European Robotics and Agri-food Sector, towards a network of Digital Innovation Hubs in Robotics

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 centers and it will be extended and strengthened during the project. In addition, agROBOfood will launch ‘Open Calls’ through which it will attract and fund additional innovation experiments and industrial challenges. A total of € 8 million will be allocated for the direct benefit of SMEs through ‘Open Calls’.

Programme of the project : H2020 Industrial Leadership

Names of SS4AF Regular Members and/or Associated Organisations that are involved: BDI, Flanders’ FOOD, Smart Digital Farming, Flanders Make, KU Leuven.

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