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Intelligent Pollination for Sustainable Increases in Crop Yields and Global Food Security

Project description

Buzzing for better pollination services

Honeybee colonies provide most insect pollination services to agriculture. A precision pollination service would allow farmers to improve pollination efficiency and crop yields. The EU-funded iPollinate project proposes a unique Internet of Things (IoT) sensor that supplies real-time monitoring of the foraging rate of honeybees used for pollination services. The aim of this approach is to increase crop yield by 30 % and improve quality and nutritional value. The data collected will be compared with hive strength and health data using machine learning techniques, to allow precision in pollination services. The project will hasten the development and adoption of an innovative business model for pollination services empowered by unique IoT sensor technology and advanced data analytics.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/sustainable agriculture
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/entomology/apidology
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

IRIDEON SL
Address
Avenida Josep Tarradellas 38
08029 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 796 250

Participants (2)

CANETIS S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 668 062
Address
Via Di Numeracchio Snc Benabbio
55022 Bagni Di Lucca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEEHERO LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 445 375
Address
Ofir 17
6431617 Herzelia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)