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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 311989

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2014

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 110 842

  • EU contribution

    € 767 073,75

Coordinated by:

SP/F SYNTESA

Faeroe Islands

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.
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Coordinator

SP/F SYNTESA

Address

Fyri Oman Brugv 2
513 Syorugota

Faeroe Islands

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 221 144

Administrative Contact

Olavur Gregersen (Mr.)

Participants (6)

SOUNDTALKS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 25 032

PLF AGRITECH EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 246 840

INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 67 672,75

SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 71 107

Fancom B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 17 598

NEMA PF

Faeroe Islands

EU Contribution

€ 117 680

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 311989

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2014

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 110 842

  • EU contribution

    € 767 073,75

Coordinated by:

SP/F SYNTESA

Faeroe Islands