Demeter project launched its 2nd Open Call

Demeter project launched its 2nd Open Call
Open Call #2 – DEPLOY aims to deploy high value and impactful pilots which employ demeter methodologies and technologies addressing clear farmers’ needs. Up to €150,000 equity-free funding per consortia is available per successful project. The deadline for submitting the proposals is 16th February 2022.

DEMETER, a Horizon 2020 project, is a large-scale deployment of farmer-centric, interoperable, smart farming-IoT based platforms delivered through a series of 20 pilots across 18 countries. The overall goal for the project is to create a secure and sustainable European IoT technology and business ecosystem, whose impact could be transformative in the EC food and agriculture sector, and potentially across the world. DEMETER demonstrates the real-life potential of advanced, standards based interoperability between IoT technologies by adapting and extending existing standards into an overarching Agricultural Information Model.

DEPLOY is the second of the DEMETER Open Calls. It aims to increase the outreach of the DEMETER value proposition by funding small consortia of 2-3 partners for the deployment of new, high-value pilots in the agrifood sector. These pilots will employ DEMETER methodologies and technologies, addressing clear farmers’ needs, with particular focus on EU geographic regions not represented within DEMETER pilots. This will expand the technological and/or business coverage of the DEMETER project, towards digitalising and boosting the European agro-business sector. European countries not covered by DEMETER pilots are Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Slovakia and Sweden. DEMETER currently has 20 pilots running that can be an example for potential applicants to develop similar or different pilots to be funded under the DEMETER Open Call #2 – DEPLOY.

The new pilots to be funded must address specific farmers’ needs and fit into one or more DEMETER challenges and objectives listed below:

1. Control of Knowledge
2. Deployment Models
3. Optimal Data Analysis
4. Overcoming Market Barriers
5. Interoperability

1. Information Modelling
2. Knowledge Exchange Mechanisms
3. Data Ownership
4. Benchmarking
5. User-Orientated Solutions
6. Real World Impact


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