Presentation of the Spanish Satellite of the AgrifoodTEF Project

  • Advanced manufacturing and robotics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Wednesday 10 July 2024 - Wednesday 10 July 2024 From 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

The Spanish satellite of the AgrifoodTEF project, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, present the project in Spain and how it can help agri-food companies with products and solutions to validate them and launch them on the European market.

AGRIFOOD TEF PROJECT

The AgriFood Tef project somehow started when in 2022, the European Commission launched a call for proposals to support a single pan-European network of controlled artificial intelligence and robotics test sites for the agri-food sector or Agrifood TEF.

The resulting project has already been launched https://www.agrifoodtef.eu/ and is expected to mobilize an investment of 60 million euros over the next 4 years, distributed in main and satellite nodes, deployed in nine member states (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, France, Holland, Italy, Poland and Sweden), with a total of 30 participating entities.

Within this network, the AgriFoodTEF Spain Satellite Node will be able to manage, in the coming years, 5 million euros, 2.5 million from the European Commission and 2.5 million from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food via Agreement. Specifically, the node will offer technological services to companies, especially SMEs that design digital products or services oriented to the agri-food sector that are at an advanced stage of development or close to the market. These companies will be able to benefit from the Spanish satellite node to test, validate or certify their products and services prior to market launch, both in physical facilities and virtual testing platforms.

There will be three geographic areas that will concentrate most of the physical infrastructures offered by the Spanish satellite hub and will serve different sub-sectors:

  • Cordoba: Through the facilities and resources of the University of Cordoba, it will offer a range of services oriented to herbal crops, horticulture and fruit, extensive livestock and food industry. The Spanish company Hispatec will support this branch.
  • A Coruña: Through the facilities of the CIAM (Agricultural Research Center in Mabegondo, belonging to AGACAL) and the equipment of the Gradiant Technological Center, its offer of services will be more oriented to the production of farrages and milk production. The Galician digital innovation center DIH Datalife will collaborate in this initiative.
  • Lleida: Through the facilities and resources of the University of Lleida, Agrotecnio, the Center for Pig Studies and those of the Agrobiotech Park of Lleida, the main focus will be on the pork sector, fruit growing and agri-food data spaces.
  • The event will also be retransmitted via streaming and can be accessed from La Vega Innova’s youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/@LaVegaInnova