The project will consolidate Europe’s leading position in the global IoT industry by fostering an ecosystem of farmers, food industry, technology providers and research institutes. The IoF2020 consortium includes 71 partners and is led by Wageningen University and Research. The consortium members include partners from similar key projects such as FIWARE and IoT-A. Their involvement will strengthen the ecosystem, while bringing valuable knowledge acquired in these projects.
With a €35 million budget (€30 million co-funded by the EU), the project has the potential to create a paradigm shift by drastically improving productivity and sustainability of the European farming and food sector. As such, it will demonstrate the added value of smart webs of connected objects. These objects are context-sensitive and can be identified, sensed and controlled remotely in the farming and food sectors. The project was launched on January 1st 2017 and will run for four years.
The core of the project lies within the 5 trials. These cover 5 sectors (arable, dairy, fruits, vegetables and meat), while involving end-users (e.g. farmers) and IoT developers, demonstrating innovative IoT solutions and their application in farming and food sector. To showcase each of the trials, the project is organized around 19 use cases.
The Internet of meat
The meat trial aims to demonstrate how individual and group animal husbandry can be optimized by applying IoT technologies. The trial will also aim to improve the communication throughout the meat supply chain, based on automated monitoring and control of advanced sensor-actuator systems.
Thursday Febraury 23, 2017/ IOF2020/ European Union.