Accelerating the achievement of EU Green Deal Goals for pesticide and fertilizer reduction through AI, data and robotic technologies
2022-2026 | € 2.998.370.00 | 101070496 | HORIZON-CL4-2021-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-09
The conventional spraying methods result in excessive pesticide and fertilizer use, posing severe environmental impact – being
responsible for soil, water and air pollution, and harming non-target plants, insects, animals and humans.
Smart Droplets’ main objective is to advance both hardware and software capabilities to deliver a holistic system capable of translating large amounts of data into meaningful information and impactful spraying commands on the field.
To demonstrate substantial impact on the Green Deal, Smart Droplets will implement Autonomous retrofit tractors with Direct Injection System (DIS) for intelligent spraying – avoiding exposure of farmers to hazardous chemicals.
The Smart Droplets Consortium consists of all agricultural AI, data and robotics value chain actors, and is well balanced in terms of expertise, entity type, and geographical distribution necessary to meet its objectives.
As Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication (DEC) leaders FSH is dealing with tasks such as (I) set up a clear and strategic DEC plan (II) build a strong visual identity and communication strategy;
(III) maximise synergies with relevant stakeholders ; (IV) craft a roadmap for market uptake, sustainability and scalability of Smart Droplets solution.