The Internet of Food & Farm (IoF2020) consortium has been selected for a grant from the European Commission to investigate and foster a large-scale implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) in the European farming and food domain. IoT is a powerful driver that has the potential to transform the entire farming and food domain into smart webs of connected objects that are context-sensitive and can be identified, sensed and controlled remotely.
IoF2020 consists of 73 partners from 16 countries and is coordinated by Wageningen UR. BioSense Institute is a core partner and Work Package leader, responsible for the implementation anf monitoring of all trials across Europe The project builds around 5 trials, in the areas of fruit, vegetables, meat, arable and dairy, with 19 use cases. In these use cases technology readiness levels of IoT technologies will be upgraded, whilst at the same time building a societal ecosystem to improve take-up of these technologies.
The funding is part of the prestigious Innovation action: Large Scale Pilots (Internet of Things) and further builds on results of the AgriFood projects in the EU FIWARE program, including FRACTALS. IoF2020 is expected to start 1 January 2017 and will run 4 years. .
The project leading to this application has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731884.