North East Europe (NEE) Regional Cluster aims to foster the development of smart agriculture in Baltic countries and Poland. The Cluster acts as a first contact point and link between farmers and technology providers in the region, sharing knowledge of relevant events and funding opportunities. It helps to reduce the gap between the needs, challenges, interests and expectations of actors in the agri-food sector by collaborating and communicating with all stakeholders along the agri-food chain ranging from academia, farmers and their respective organisations to local as well as regional authorities. The North East Europe Cluster is identifying and promoting successful Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH), Competence Centres (CCs) and Flagship innovation experiments (FIE) that showcase real life benefits.
Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) is a one-stop-shop through which entrepreneurs can get access to technology and business support. It aims to make businesses more competitive by speeding up the development and uptake of digital innovations. Using DIHs services businesses will receive financing advice, market intelligence, networking opportunities, expertise and digital technology relevant to its products, processes, or business models.
Technology solutions in farming can reduce costs and improve profitability. Digital technologies allow decision-making tools with timely and accurate operational data, e. g. predicting and monitoring services to reduce pesticides, fertilizers or antibiotic use. Sustainability audit systems can provide opportunities to reduce the logistic costs based on real time information.
Living labs are collaborating for creation, prototyping, validating, and testing of new technologies, services, products, and systems in real-life contexts. As an innovative business model Living labs encourage a more sustainable mobilization of resources, better cooperation between operators along the value chain and lead to new services. By focusing on innovation user Living labs will integrate concurrent researches and innovation processes within a public-private partnership.
SmartAgro is an agriculture innovation and technology website. The main idea of SmartAgro is to inform and to encourage farmers and other interested parties to use new technologies, services, products and systems for a sustainable future in rural areas. By focusing on Regional Cluster, Digital Innovation Hubs, Living Labs and technology solutions under EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 projects the website will provide the cutting edge ideas and solutions to facilitate innovations in rural areas. SmartAgro is maintained by a non-governmental organization – Farmers’ Parliament (FP).
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