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Accurate irrigation controller with multi-sensoring and interactive cloud-based platform to evaluate real plant needs and save up to 80% of water

Descripción del proyecto

Lograr un riego sostenible del césped

El riego del césped supone un consumo de agua tan elevado que se está convirtiendo en un problema de gran envergadura tanto en términos económicos como ambientales. El equipo del proyecto RAINOLVE, financiado con fondos europeos, busca una solución integral de este problema mediante la utilización de una tecnología inteligente: un controlador de riego preciso compuesto por un multisensor unido a una plataforma inteligente en la nube con una amplia base de datos botánicos y agronómicos para calcular y comprobar las necesidades exactas de agua, fertilizantes y luz de cada lugar. Esta innovación es fruto de la colaboración entre una empresa italiana líder en ingeniería y fabricación de productos de riego y una pyme española especializada en «software». Su objetivo es optimizar, probar y validar el producto, a fin de prepararlo para su comercialización.

Objetivo

Irrigation of private lawns is becoming more and more an economic burden for owners and a source of environmental concern for the society due to the high-water consumption it entails. In Europe we are using almost 380 m3 of water spending an average of 728 € per year for a garden of 500 m2 (a small garden of just 10x50 m) whose real needs would be 210 m3 for 405 €. If we consider the number of households with a garden requiring irrigation (we estimated more than 1,5 M in our target market), the water need is hugely impacting from both economic and environmental point of views. Under this context, Precision Irrigation such our irrigation controller is the only option. This growing technology which optimizes the usage of water is expected to expand its market share by 13% from 2016 to 2023. RAINOLVE is the fruit of a collaboration between RAIN, an Italian engineering and manufacture leader in irrigation products; and INOLVE, a Spanish SME specialized in software, for the development of an accurate irrigation controller. RAINOLVE is a multi-sensor coupled with intelligent cloud-based platform with vast botanical and agronomical database to calculate and check the exact plant water, fertilizer and light needs in function of each site conditions. RAINOLVE will provide a highly accurate irrigation technology with low return over investment (less than 1 year) allowing savings up to 19,000€/ha/year: water (up to 80%), fertilizer (up to 40%). RAINOLVE technology stands in a TRL7, with a real scale prototype tested in different field sites. RAINOLVE project main objective is to optimize, test and validate the technology to take it to industrial production and successful commercialization. We estimate that RAINOLVE will be able to generate an annual revenue of 9 M EUR and 36 new job positions among RAIN and INOLVE, in addition to save 340 M m3 of water in Europe, accounting for almost 400 M EUR.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Convocatoria de subcontratación

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-2

Régimen de financiación

SME-2 - SME instrument phase 2
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Coordinador

RAIN SPA
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 1 238 349,88
Dirección
Corso monforte 7
20122 Milano mi
Italia

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Pyme

Organización definida por ella misma como pequeña y mediana empresa (pyme) en el momento de la firma del acuerdo de subvención.

Región
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Enlaces
Otras fuentes de financiación
€ 530 721,37

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