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Practical implementation of precision livestock technologies and services at European pig farms using the living lab methodology

Objective

There are two main objectives with A Living Lab for Smart Pig farming (ALL-SMART-PIGS), where in total 4 farms will participate (2 in Hungary and 2 in Spain):
1. To demonstrate the technical and economic viability of precision livestock farming technologies in European pig farming.
2. To establish of Living Lab infrastructure for bringing innovative Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) technologies to European livestock farmers.

The main outcome of the project will be proven PLF applications ready for commercialisation among European pig farmers; provided by innovative SMEs which in ALL-SMART-PIGS have tested and validated their technological prototypes and services in real life conditions together with pig farmers and other food business operators.
The project initiators have identified health, growth rate and feed usage as key parameters to monitor at this stage (note that the latter two allow to determine the feed conversion rate). The SME technology partners in ALL-SMART-PIGS will employ PLF technologies to monitor the indicators related to these parameters:
A consortium of 3 high-tech SMEs, an established provider to the European farming community, regional R&D partners and an experienced SME and Living Lab facilitator have the potential to generate great synergy and meet the project’ goal of demonstrating the economic benefits and technical viability of PLF, develop a business model for future SMART Pig Applications and showcase that the Living Lab methodology can pave the way for innovative technologies to the market.
The lead user of the result will be the SME technology providers involved, the pig farmers (which all are SMEs) and other food business operators related to the pig farming value chain. In the long term the lead users are also European research & development institutions and enterprises dealing with the challenge to bring innovation to the market. The results of the project will be disseminated among authorities, stakeholders and industries.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Coordinator

SP/F SYNTESA
Address
Fyri Oman Brugv 2
513 Syorugota
Faeroe Islands

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olavur Gregersen (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 221 144

Participants (6)

SOUNDTALKS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 25 032
Address
Interleuvenlaan 15c
3001 Leuven Heverlee

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dries Berckmans (Dr.)
PLF AGRITECH EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 246 840
Address
Woodburn Avenue 38
AB15 8JQ Aberdeen

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Banhazi (Prof.)
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 67 672,75
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Emma Fabrega Romans (Dr.)
SZENT ISTVAN EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 71 107
Address
Pater Karoly Utca 1
2100 Godollo

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Norbert Solymosi (Dr.)
Fancom B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 17 598
Address
Industrieterrein 34
NL 5980 AC Panningen

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christiaan Van Westering (Mr.)
NEMA PF
Faeroe Islands
EU contribution
€ 117 680
Address
Smyrilsvegur 9
110 Torshavn

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jógvan Kristiansson Glerfoss (Mr.)