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DjustConnect is THE data sharing platform for the agrifood sector in Belgium, helping all stakeholders to develop successful data-driven business cases and reducing the administrative burden for farmers.
With our scalable and automated platform for our local partners we have the potential to unlock the agriculture micro-insurance market and bring protection and revenue stability to millions of smallholders worldwide.
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Update on the ".eu Web Awards 2022"from EURid
On Thursday, November 17, Lorena van de Kolk and Mark Hage (Work Package 1) attended the ‘.eu Web Awards 2022” in Machelen (Belgium). Unfortunately, the competition was fierce, and the SmartAgriHubs website ended in second position! Small conciliation, the Jury told us that it all came down to the audience size of the two first websites, as they had no other way to decide.
Thank you for voting for us during your summer break and offering us this great opportunity. Next time, we will win the prize – we do not doubt this!
Discover the winners on the EURid website: https://webawards.eurid.eu/
SmartAgriHubs community visited the farm Compania das Lezirias during the Final Event!
The SmartAgriHubs community did a farm visit at the Companhia das Lezírias that consisted of a guided cork tour and a visit to the vineyard and wine shop.
Founded in 1836, when the Portuguese Crown sold properties near the capital city, Lisbon, Companhia das Lezírias (Lezírias Company) is today the largest agroforestry property in Portugal, located about 30 minutes from Lisbon.
The largest property belonging to Companhia das Lezíria is the Charneca do Infantado, with 11 thousand hectares where the diversity of agroforestry activities merge with the diversity of habitats where fauna and flora are reconciled with humans. Its extensive area of certified forest, dominated by cork oak forests where cattle and horse production is integrated, is interrupted by patches of maritime and stone pine forests, eucalyptus forests, and an agricultural area dominated by corn, vineyards, and olive groves. Based on sustainability, Companhia das Lezíria has invested in research and conservation, supporting the most diverse national, European, and global projects, seeking to integrate the knowledge generated into its management.
Here is a selection of popular tweets from our Community during our Final Event! Make sure to tag us at @SmartAgriHubs.
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New features for Competence Centers!
Work Package 1 and Work Package 3 added new features on the Innovation Portal for the Agricultural Technology Navigator. The Systems and Technologies are now visible on the Competence Centers profile!
Don't wait anymore, register your Competence Center on the Innovation Portal and fill in the ATN: Go to the ATN!
Take the survey and help the SAH Gender Task Force to raise awarness about Gender Equality!
The SmartAgriHubs Gender Task Force would like to bring its work to the next level by collecting data about gender balance in the agri-food and agri-tech sectors. Everyone is welcome to take the survey and we encourage you to share it with your colleagues and network too! Let's build a fair and sustainable ecosystem together: Challenges and best practices across the European agri-tech ecosystem
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 818182.
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New SmartAgriHubs Open Calls
The SmartAgriHubs team is proud to announce the launch of the new Open Call PREPARE! This new Open Call will complete the two previous ones: RESTART and EXPAND, and it will have the same strategic goal: supporting the development of new Innovation Experiments.
The PREPARE Open Call targets DIHs with an idea for Innovation Experiment but in need for help and support to prepare their proposal. The DIH or the consortia could receive up to €20.000 in lump-sum and the total budget of the Open Call is of €1.2million!
Therefore, after being successful to the Open Call PREPARE, the DIHs would also be able to apply to the Open Call EXPAND, which aims at supporting the DIHs in running their Innovation Experiments.
We recommend you to watch our webinar with Harald Sundmaeker, he got you cover with all the details!
Social space for smart farming
The purpose of AgriHub is to design and develop an intelligent agricultural innovation center – the digital innovation hub. The platform is designed to create links between people, companies, researchers and other entities with the knowledge and technology that will help realize innovative projects and ideas.
One of the principles is to connect common users with developers and researchers - creating a community portal. The second principle is the integration of demo applications where users, developers and researchers will have the opportunity to collaborate, build and test different solutions. For this purpose, a development and testing environment is prepared. Such created experiments will be presented to other users.
We are currently preparing and installing our Digital Innovation Hub solution for two new partners.
The first one is the Polirural Digital Innovation Hub which will provide four distinctive sections, or spaces, that cater for both internal and external users. These sections include an interaction space with forums, dialogue and Wiki capabilities to support stakeholder interaction. Second, it provides a learning space for Massive Open Online Courses to facilitate dissemination and uptake of knowledge and methodology developed through the project. Next to that, it includes an experimentation space for testing analytics and visualization including text mining and system dynamics based on real data. It also provides a development and hosting space for creating virtual instances of the shared reference to be used by each pilot when developing their applications.
Our second solution is the Smart Afri Hub Digital Innovation Hub which will be the main Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for interactive knowledge sharing and will host all results generated by the project. The Innovation Hub will act as a gateway for activities, creating innovative tools aimed at making rural areas and professions more attractive.
We have already prepared a series of webinars for both Digital Innovation Hubs where the smartagrihub.eu project is also promoted.