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High Tech and Disruptive Prices Global Solution for Real Time Alerts on Agrifood Pest, based on wing beat, unique features on insects biometric

High Tech and Disruptive Prices Global Solution for Real Time Alerts on Agrifood Pest, based on wing beat, unique features on insects biometric

Objective

33% of the total of all pesticides used in the agricultural sector are for control of pest insects. >99 % of the agricultural area cultivated use manual pest warning systems. Current technologies for tackling this problem are intensive concerning human labour, have complex logistics, are very costly and have low efficiency levels. They have not been able to reduce damage to crops below a 20-40% range. The “holy grail” of the market is a technology and solution that allows an integrated management of pests, with a real-time early warning system, sufficiently effective and at a viable cost, that can be scaled to different types of crops and pests, and that would later enable a fast and focused treatment solution. Overall expenditure on pesticide management is up to 2% of the value of agricultural production. The value of the potential market for early warning solutions against pests is estimated 0.5% of the value of the annual global agricultural production, >€14 billion in 2016.

AgroPestAlert is a globally innovative, specific and unique solution in its category that enables the automation and digitization of the tasks necessary for early pest surveillance at a disruptive cost, for the first time allowing the market to address the need for early warning of pests in real-time in a viable and effective way. Its technological differential is based on the use of a biometrical “wing beat” element relating to the insects, which allows a reduction of 50% the installation cost (vs systems based on high resolution photos) and the Operation and Maintenance costs (O&M) are reduced by >95%.It also uses a layer of nano components for pheromones that makes it possible to extend its effectiveness and efficiency.

AgroPestAlert is focused on 3 segments: Large agricultural farms, Downstream agro-industrial companies; Early warning official stations.

The objective of this phase 1 is to complete a feasibility study to find out the workability and profitability of the business venture
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Coordinator

TECNOLOGIAS Y SERVICIOS TIEMPO REAL SL

Address

Ciudad Agroalimentaria De Navarra Vivero De Innova Agroalimentaria Poligono Industrial La Serna Calle C
31500 Tudela

Spain

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 781259

  • Start date

    1 August 2017

  • End date

    31 January 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.4.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.

H2020-EU.2.3.1.

H2020-EU.3.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 71 429

  • EU contribution

    € 50 000

Coordinated by:

TECNOLOGIAS Y SERVICIOS TIEMPO REAL SL

Spain