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AgroPestAlert Report Summary

Project ID: 781259

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - AgroPestAlert (High Tech and Disruptive Prices Global Solution for Real Time Alerts on Agrifood Pest, based on wing beat, unique features on insects biometric)

Reporting period: 2017-08-01 to 2018-01-31

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

The AgroPestAlert Project led by Tecnologías y Servicios Tiempo Real S.L. was approved within the call for SME Instrument H2020, Topic SME-instrument SMEInst-07-2016-2017: Stimulating the innovation potential of SMEs for sustainable and competitive agriculture, forestry, agri-food and bio-based sectors, Call 2017-03-07.
The Project has been developed as planned, in terms of deadlines, budgets, actions, and results obtained.
The approval of The AgroPestAlert Project in Phase 1 of the SME Instrument program has been a catalyst for the company in the obtaining of new alliances and financing.
The promoters expect to demonstrate that Tecnologías y Servicios Tiempo Real S.L. will soon be an internationally recognized company within the field of Global Solution for Real-Time Alerts on Agrifood. We expect to generate in the future a significant number of highly qualified jobs, as well as important economic surpluses.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

The AgroPestAlert Project under Phase 1 of the SME Instrument has been developed as planned, in terms of deadlines, budgets, actions, and results obtained. The project has enabled, through activity No.1,
the identification, planning and developing of 6 pilot projects. Through Activity No.2 we have been able to study the current legislation affecting the sector and its impact; the business model has been designed employing the Canvas methodology, the global company strategy and the policy of alliances have also been designed.
The development of activity No.3 has allowed us to work and validate the strategy of protection of intellectual property. At the same time, we have designed a technology-product-market roadmap, identifying the main R&D programs, their financial needs and potential sources of funding, which will be the basis of the Proposal for Phase II. Finally, we have outlined a global business plan, with general and area-specific strategies, and we have enhanced economic and financial projections for the period 2018-2021, specifying the needs and potential sources of funding. Activity No. 4 has resulted in a complete Business Plan.
The approval of the AgroPestAlert Project in Phase 1 of the SME Instrument program has been a catalyst for the company in the obtaining of new financing.
The promoters expect to demonstrate that Tecnologías y Servicios Tiempo Real S.L. will soon be an internationally recognized company in the field of integrated pest management that provides accessible, economical and continuously evolving knowledge, technology, and solutions and services, and becoming a strategic partner for reducing environmental impacts and improving the profitability of agricultural farms. We expect to generate in the future a significant number of high qualified jobs, as well as important economic surpluses.

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

Within the framework of the Feasibility Study, we have developed a Road Map of Technology-Products-Markets. We have planned and launched 6 different project pilots. We have identified three strategic R&D projects to be developed from 2018 to 2021.

To date, we have proved by more than 6 different pilots at the laboratory and operational level that our solutions works.

Because the success of the pilot we have received the first orders of the AgroPestAlert Solution.

Currently, we must complete new tasks aimed at improving our solution, integrating aspects related to the platform, miniaturizing our tramp, and reducing costs, before the commercial launch, which will take place in the third quarter of 2019. We will do it been supported by our technological partners, who have been obtained through the development of the current feasibility study. An important technological roadmap has been designed which could increase the general and specific capabilities of the AgroPestAlert solution and extend the range for around 30 different species of pest.

We have a strong intellectual property strategy, having obtained the FTO, and currently working to apply for our first PCT, and planning to obtain 2 more patents related to the matter in a 2 year ahead period.

The use of the AgroPestAlert solution will generate significant environmental impacts.

The company hopes a significant high level sales due to the technical and economic competitiveness of the system. On the other hand, we plan to create about 23 direct jobs by 2022 and generate in an induced way in the manufacture and installation of traps, microelectronics, and pest company services, another 40/60 job.

The promoters expect to demonstrate that AgroPestAlert will soon be an internationally recognized company.

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