SmartAgriHubs - Unleashing the innovation potential for the digital transformation of the European Agrifood Sector


The project has the potential to be a real game changer in the adoption of digital solutions by the farming sector. Recent initiatives showed the eagerness of the sector to seize the opportunities offered by ICT, network and data–oriented technologies. However, current available applications are still fragmented and mainly used by a small group of early-adopters.

SmartAgriHubs will leverage, strengthen and connect local DIHs, and 20 000 Competence Centres (CCs) throughout Europe. All DIHs are aligned with 9 regional clusters, which are led by organizations that are closely related to national or regional digitization initiatives and funds. This multi-layer approach is supported by 28 Innovation experiments in which ideas, concepts and prototypes are further developed and introduced into the market.

More than 2 million farms are expected to be involved through 4000 experiments, bringing the process of digitization closer to the specific needs of the farmers.


Two of these innovation experiments are led by Francisco Josephinum. One FIE is a Mower-robot for Vineyards and the second FIE is about precision farming for small scale farms.

The project is being carried out in cooperation with the LK Österreich and with partners from the industry.


Duration: 11/2018 – 10/2022
Partner: Consortium of more than 120 partners led by Wageningen (WUR)
Funded by: EC – Horizon 2020



Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Peter Riegler-Nurscher JR: Computer Vision & Machine Learning
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