The DEMETER 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 (15 States in the EU). DEMETER is encompassing a multi system and multi data source integration considering not only IoT but legacy systems, open data, geographical and satellite information, and in general provides an open and interoperable data integration model. DEMETER displays how an integrated approach to business modelling and user acceptance can support sustainable farming and food production systems, provide safe food and support farmers in their decision-making in ‘doing more with less’. DEMETER brings new business opportunities on the farm and in the wider agri-food economy, while concurrently contributing to the safeguarding of Europe’s precious natural resources. DEMETER’s goal is the creation of 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.
The project is implemented by a scientific and industrial consortium of 60 partners, including: Telecommunications Software & Systems Group, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Wielkopolska Agriculture Advisory Center, Ideatronik Sp. z.o.o., farmers Ryszard Napierala and Gospodarstwo Rolne Frackowiak, and others.