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Adaptive intelligence technology giving complete crop control to farmers

Project description

A smart sensor to warn farmers

To protect crops and safeguard food production, a new device puts power in the hands of farmers. The EU-funded Teraseya Prime is developing a plug & play intelligent agriculture device that consists of both hardware (sensors) and software (adaptive algorithms and a mobile/desktop platform). It collects sensor data and feeds it through predictive algorithms. Data is then correlated with satellite images and sent directly from the field to the farmers, over 14 km away. Once the device is plugged into soil, the GPS coordinates are memorised into the system. Already tested in Romania and Luxembourg, Teraseya Prime's guidelines and warnings can reduce water wastage by 50 % and the use of fertiliser and pesticides by 40 %.

Objective

The world is facing one of the biggest challenges to date: how to feed a growing population with its limited resources. As population grows, agricultural land decreases, favoring expansion of urban areas and new infrastructure projects. As such, a solution must be found.
To support farmers in addressing this challenge, Frontier Conect has developed Teraseya. Teraseya is a plug & play intelligent agriculture device, consisting of both hardware (sensors) and software (adaptive algorithms and mobile/desktop platform). Immediately after activation, Teraseya begins collecting sensor data and feeding it through predictive algorithms. Data is correlated with satellite images. Teraseya Prime can send data collected from field sensors at distances of over 14 km, being possible to process data even in areas with low mobile coverage and of GPS technology.
Based on data results, Teraseya provides guidelines, warnings and actions to be taken. Teraseya technology offers many advantages: increases profit for farmers, as it decreases input costs and operational costs:
-Irrigation water wastage is decreased by 50%;
-Fertilizer and pesticide waste is decreased by 40%.
Teraseya technology has been field tested in Romania and Luxembourg, together with partners from the public (LuxInnovation, Banat University of Agriculture) and private sectors (Terracult, AgroKiss). We obtained an accuracy level of 90%. At this level, operational costs of a farm decrease by 50%.
Frontier Conect is part of a series of programs such as the Hubraum program of Deutsche Telecom to increase technological and business knowledge.We are partners in several Nokia and Orange projects with a value of over €23 million.As part of these projects, over 6000 Teraseya units will be installed in the next 3 years in 3 countries in Eastern Europe, with over 2,000 hectares being already assured for field trials.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

SC TERASEYA SRL
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
9 GHEORGHE LAZAR SPATIUL D3 CORP D ET3
300081 TIMISOARA
Romania

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Macroregiunea Patru Vest Timiş
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 71 429,00