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A Holistic Approach to Sustainable, Digital EU Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Rural Development based on Reconfigurable Aerial Enablers and Edge Artificial Intelligence-on-Demand Systems.

Project description

Drones provide real-time monitoring even in remote rural locations

Agriculture is a key sector for the European economy. As such, it’s important to optimise production and identify potential problems. In this context, the EU-funded CHAMELEON project will bring together 12 partners from 9 European countries to design and deploy an adjustable and configurable drone. Specifically, the project will carry out three pilots in Greece, Spain and Austria. Overall, the project’s innovation is a new reconfigurable drone that will be able to modify its configuration and sizing upon demand. It can be deployed in homogenous or heterogeneous groups, and to support complex scenarios, as well as a set of existing heterogeneous, modular, interoperable, networked UVs systems.


CHAMELEON's vision is to introduce, develop, test and evaluate an integrated network of collaborating agents, equipped with advanced sensing and cognitive capabilities that can support multiple - missions at tactical level. While UVs are highly specialized systems manufactured by different providers, they all implement the CHAMELEON specifications, enabling all common features necessary to take part in the surveillance tasks foreseen by the use cases. As such, CHAMELEON aspires to exploit already well-established technologies and tools that have reach adequate maturity, towards offering a complex interoperable and reconfigurable system capable of supporting a wide set of heterogeneous missions in diverse environmental conditions. CHAMELEON innovation lies on a novel reconfigurable drone, the CHAMELEON drone, able to modify its configuration and sizing upon demand, which can be deployed in homogenous or heterogeneous groups to support complex scenarios, as well as a set of existing heterogeneous, modular, interoperable, networked UVs systems. CHAMELEON Drones will be able to adapt its operation from a number of available services or application through CHAMELEON App-store.
CHAMELEON will organize two open calls to attract and select the best SMEs from across the continent. SMEs will be funded to generate AI supported products, processes, and business models with strong market potential across the proposed clusters. Besides a total financial support of ~€600.000 CHAMELEON will provide technical and business mentorship to the selected SMEs. Open Calls will also lead towards the industrial applicability of the proposed tools and services without EC funding: it is envisioned that an estimated of 10 applications will be submitted through CHAMELEON and will be enriched with AI components.
The CHAMELEON solution will be demonstrated and validated under relevant operating conditions in 3 pilot sites in 3 European countries.


Net EU contribution
€ 821 640,00
1066 Nicosia

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 821 640,00

Participants (11)