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FIRA Open Day 2021 – Robots Demos & Networking

A full day dedicated to Ag Robots and Business Networking.  

FIRA opens its doors again April, 15th, to all key players of the Agricultural Robotics industry worldwide: A full day dedicated to Ag Robots and Business Networking.

Robot manufacturers, technology suppliers, universities and research centers, agencies, medias… All will meet once again to discover:

  • Exclusive live demo of Ag Robots
  • Exclusive keynotes
  • Exclusive pitches
  • All FIRA 2020 sessions on replay

Register now for FIRA Open Day! 

Bringing the farmer perspective to agricultural robots

In a bold commitment to mainstreaming robotic farming, Robs4Crops will provide a safe testing ground to iterate further and innovate within a nurturing ecosystem. We put the farmers and end-users at the heart of everything we do: from user requirements analysis to iterative testing and the business model experimentation process. The trials will be conducted in partnership with commercial farms and business leaders from France, Greece, Spain, and The Netherlands.

The project will multiply its impact by fostering cooperation and synergies across the growing pan-European ecosystem of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and flagship EU-funded projects such as SmartAgriHubs, agROBOfood, etc.

Dr Frits van Evert, Senior Scientist at Wageningen University & Research and Robs4Crops Project Coordinator, commented: “Agriculture is very sensitive to the cost and scarcity of labour. And making cultivation practices more efficient and sustainable is critical.  Robs4Crops is a game-changer in revitalising the European food and farm industry and the vital catalyst in accelerating the adoption of high-tech robotics and automated technologies in agriculture.”

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At a glance – Key facts and figures

  • Instrument: Horizon 2020, Information and Communication Technologies, H2020-ICT-2018-20
  • Total costs: €7.928.092,50
  • Contribution of the European Union: €6.834.121,50
  • Duration: 4 years, 2021-2024
  • Consortium: A total of 16 partners from 7 European countries