AgROBOfood: Towards a European network and effective adoption of robotics

Wageningen University and Research has been assigned to manage a €16 million innovation action project. Agro Food Robotics Programme Leader Janneke de Kramer from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) will take on the management of a large, new innovation action project about how robotics can be used to increase the productivity of Agro Food. This was announced by the EU.

AgROBOfood will work closely with the broader European robotics community, ensuring synergetic effects with initiatives such as EU-Robotics. This will maximize the return of European investments, including private capital, in the digital transformation of agri food. The agROBOfood network already consists of 49 digital innovation hubs and 12 competence centers and will grow during the project. The project consortium fuelling this growth has 38 partners, led by Wageningen University & Research.

Janneke de Kramer, coordinator of agROBOfood: "Now the agROBOfood project has started, it is possible for companies throughout Europe to be supported in Agro Food Robotics innovation and business. Through the network of digital innovation hubs, borders can be crossed and European strengths combined. agROBOfood will demonstrate and accelerate new robotics technology to make the European agri food sector more efficient and competitive."

Source: wur.nl


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