Agriculture 4.0: CEMA partners in European €30 million large-scale project on Smart Farming

The winning project ‘Internet of Food and Farm 2020’ has qualified for 30 million of EU research funding to foster a large-scale take-up of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in the European farming and food value chain.

The projects brings together 73 partners, including CEMA and individual manufacturers. The coordination of the project is in hands of Wageningen University who will be leading the work for the next 4 years.

‘Internet of Food and Farm 2020’ emerged from the "Alliance of Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI)" initiative which was established by the European Commission and aims at developing and supporting the dialogue and interaction among different Internet of Things (IoT) players in Europe. 

On the topic of "Smart Farming", several consortia were competing for the funding.

The main objective of the IoF2020 Large-Scale-Pilot is to foster take-up of IoT in the European farming and food domain. The project intends to:

  • Demonstrate the business case of IoT for a large number of application areas in farming and food
  • Integrate and reuse available IoT technologies by exploiting open architectures and standards.
  • Ensure user acceptability of IoT solutions in farming and food by addressing user needs, including security, privacy and trust
  • Ensure the sustainability of IoT solutions beyond the project by validating the related business models and setting up an IoT Ecosystem for large scale take-up

Several agricultural machinery manufacturers are partnering in this project. CEMA, in its role of European Association, is member of the Pilot Implementation Board which allows a close follow-up of future IoF2020 activities.

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