Consortium

Consortium

Coordinator

UPV

UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA [UPV] – SPAIN

The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is a public educational institution offering modern degrees and official postgraduate programs that are designed to meet the demands of society. With approximately 28.600 students, 2.500 members of teaching and research staff, and 1.900 administrative and services staff, its research and academic activities take place in 44 departments and 40 university schools, faculties and research institutes. Currently, UPV is participating in 37 grant agreements within H2020, and has been granted 113 FP7 actions.

The Research group Agricultural Robotics Laboratory, within the Department of Rural and Agrifood Engineering, was established in 2012 with the purpose of applying the core ideas of robotics, information technology, and precision farming to off-road vehicles operating in the environments required by specialty crops, in particular the typical crops grown in the Mediterranean areas. Research is basically focused on emergent technologies such as satellite-based positioning systems, computer vision, control architectures, farm robots, and novel field-oriented sensors.

Francisco Rovira-Más

Coordinator

Verónica Saiz-Rubio

Technical Manager

Coral Ortiz

Communication manager

Montano Pérez

Mechanics

Andrés Cuenca

 Mechatronics

Partners

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM, UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA [UNIBO]- ITALY

The University of Bologna has ancient origins, being recognized as the oldest university in the Western world. It is made up of 31 Departments, with more than 90.000 students, 3122 members of the teaching staff and 3105 members of the professional staff. Currently over 530 of our research projects are funded by the EU, more than 230 received national funding and over 440 received regional and local funding.
 
The research groups of Viticulture and Pathology belong to the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences which is the largest in the University of Bologna. It is organized into specific areas to coordinate the main research activities. Every multidisciplinary group operate on all typical sectors of the agricultural sector.

The main research activities in Viticulture range from the studies on innovative training systems suitable for the mechanization of vineyard management, to the adaptation of Vitis vinifera to climate change (physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects) focusing on the management techniques able to counterbalance the negative effects of climate change on yield and quality, mainly with application of precision and smart techniques.  

The field of Vineyard Pathology primarily concentrates on epidemiology, detection, identification, and characterization of plant pathogenic fungi, bacteria (including phytoplasmas), viruses, and viroids. It encompasses molecular characterization and functional genomics of the interaction between plants and pathogens, as well as the study of diseases and latent infections. Additionally, Vineyard Pathology focuses on vine disease management and control strategies, along with exploring natural compounds as inducers of systemic resistance.
Ilaria Filippetti

Viticulture researcher

Claudio Ratti

Plant Pathology researcher

Gianluca Allegro

Viticulture researcher

Gabriele Valentini

Precision Viticulture researcher

ERATOSTHENES CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE [ECOE] - CYPRUS

ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence is an autonomous Centre of Excellence with Cyprus University of Technology as its sole stakeholder, specialising in Earth Observation, space technology and geospatial analysis. Cyprus University of Technology has a 13-year experience in earth observations and geospatial analysis. Through the “EXCELSIOR” H2020 Teaming Project (https://excelsior2020.eu/), ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence aspires to become a Digital Innovation Hub for Earth Observation and Geospatial Information by offering knowledge, responsible research, open innovation and application services capable of sustaining Cyprus’ development. ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence aspires to actively contribute to the European Research Area (ERA) priorities in Atmosphere and Climate, Resilient Societies and Big Earth Data Analytics, as well as to become the reference Earth Observation/Geoinformation Centre for research and innovation in the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa (EMMENA) region.

A core activity of ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence is to conduct high caliber, state-of-the-art research, both basic and applied towards improved understanding, management, and monitoring of natural resources and infrastructures and to offer expert services and products of excellent qualities in line with the latest development remote sensing and related geospatial technologies or other high-tech tools.

Christiana Papoutsa

PhD

Marinos Eliades

PhD

Ioannis Varvaris

PhD

Menelaos Stavrinides

Associated professor

Loukas Kanetis

Associated professor

Eleni Loulli
Marianna Hadjichristodoulou

SCIENCE FOR CHANGE [SFC] - SPAIN

Science For Change is a knowledge-based social enterprise that promotes collaborative research, evidence-informed public policy and quality science communication. We address social, environmental and health challenges through citizen science, participatory strategies and co-creation. At Science For Change we apply a holistic vision of co-design in all the projects we are involved in. Therefore, we have extensive experience in the application of innovative participatory methodologies in different knowledge fields.
 
We have developed our own inclusive and highly replicable methodology, applicable to any field of knowledge, that facilitates the active engagement of stakeholders, increases transparency and innovative solutions relevant to all stakeholders involved are co-designed. At Science for Change we work at local, regional, national, European and global levels, coordinating and participating as partners in different citizen science and research and innovation projects.
Diana Reinoso

Project Manager

Lucía Recio

PMO Manager

EFOS INFORMACIJSKE RESITVE DOO [EFOS] - SLOVENIA

EFOS informacijske rešitve d.o.o. is a pioneer in automated pest insect monitoring and forecasting with EU patented method and technology monitoring more than 60 different pest insect species in more than 50 countries around the world. Established in 2007 EFOS is a Slovenia based SME employing a 34 people multidisciplinary team combining top tier know-how in the field of artificial intelligence, agronomy and IT. Its automated pest monitoring and forecasting solution Trapview has been awarded several innovation awards, patents and grants making it the industry leader in plant protection decision support systems. 

EFOS contribution to the CERBERUS project is to build networks of automated insect traps that would enable near real-time observations from the fields and allow fast response. Trap networks would provide daily data about presence of target pest species and trends of their population development.
Boštjan Božič

Project Manager, COO 

Mateja Štefančič

Lead Researcher Head of Biology Research

Mitja Strojanšek

CIO, Software

Matej Štefančič

CTO, Hardware

Klaudija Kadunc

Head of Customer Success

CONSELLERIA DE AGRICULTURA, DESARROLLO RURAL, EMERGENCIA CLIMÁTICA Y T. ECOLÓGICA [GVA] - SPAIN

The Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishery, belonging to the Generalitat Valenciana, is the responsible of the direction and execution of the Valencian Government’s policy in the field of agriculture, livestock, fisheries, food, common agricultural policy and irrigation. 

The Plant Health Service of the Generalitat Valenciana is responsible of the execution of pest surveillance programs (quarantine and already established), providing pest management recommendations through Phytosanitary Bulletins and Alerts. The adoption of contingency plans, including activities for the eradication or containment of pests such as Xylella fastidiosa,  citrus HuangLongBing (HLB) and  their vectors, the phytosanitary survey program for citrus, Area Wide control program for Ceratitis capitata,  Bactrocera oleae, Chilo supressalisRhynchophorus ferrugineus and  Paysandisia archon. The Plant health Service duties also include field and packinghouse phytosanitary audits for export programs to third countries such as citrus to USA, Korea; table grapes to China, Brazil and Vietnam, Persimmons and citrus fruits to Peru and China, etc.

It also manages the Registry of Professional Vegetable Operators (Nurseries), and its control; as well as the certification of seeds and nursery plant reproductive material. It carry out activities related to the sustainable use of pesticides: public biological control agents facilities  for mass rearing, approve the standards and manage the registry of Integrated Production Operators, registration and control of the Inspection Stations of Equipment for applying phytosanitary products, aerial applications with phytosanitary products, etc.
Sonia Valero García
Vicente Dalmau Sorlí
Eduardo Lázaro Cardenal

NTT DATA SPAIN, SL [NTTDES] - SPAIN

NTT DATA Spain is part of the NTT DATA Group, a top 10 global IT services provider, with over 190,000 employees and operating in 57 countries. We help clients transform through consulting, industry solutions, business process services, IT modernization and managed services. NTT DATA enables clients, as well as society, to move confidently into the digital future. We are committed to our clients’ long-term success and combine global reach with local client attention to serve them in 57 countries.

Digital Government Institute (DGI) is the NTT DATA cross unit dedicated to Artificial Intelligence, Data technologies, Automation, Semantics & Interoperability and Blockchain. DGI uses its technological know-how in disruptive technologies to create value and develop high-impact strategic projects with our Public Sector clients, digitally transforming public administrations, with the ultimate goal of building a better society.
Daniel Jiménez

Exploitation team

Iliyana Yordanova

Exploitation team

Jordi Vidal

Technical team

Rocío Peral

Technical team

CLEYFER MAQUINARIA AGRÍCOLA S.L. [CLEY] - SPAIN

Atomizadores Cleyfer, is a local company in the agricultural machinery manufacturing sector that thinks globally, aimed at ensuring that our products sow future ideas for our customers. At Atomizadores Cleyfer we focus our efforts on continuous improvement, providing solutions to the needs of our clients. 

We are one of the leading companies, recognized and successful in the international agricultural market, thanks to the high quality of our products and atomizers. Sustainability, environmental commitment and high professional performance at low cost are our flag. Also, as a company dedicated to the agricultural sector specializing in atomizers, we carry out our activity with the lowest possible environmental costs. To do this, we apply criteria of environmental responsibility, sustainability, and control of environmental variables.

Clemente Zanón

Director

Fernando Zanón

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Anabel Franco

Administration

VINESTORIES LTD [VINE] - CYPRUS

Vinestories Ltd is a private company that started its function as the viticultural arm of Zambartas Winery tending its 20 hectares of vineyards. Nowdays, Vinestories Ltd owns 10 meteorological stations and is connected to Agricolus software, offers viticultural consultancy to growers and  it has successfully participated in 3 research projects. Research projects include the field recording and facilitation of gathering scientific proof that indigenous grape vairities Xynisteri and Maratheftiko are well adapted to hot climates, the classification of bacteria found in a Cypriot centenarian vineyard and their positive effect against harmful diseases and the development of user friendly digital tools to address climate change challenges vineyards.

Marcos Zambartas

Owner

Christodoulos Karaolis

Owner

THE CYPRUS PHASSOURI PLANTATIONS CO. LTD [CPPC] - CYPRUS

The Company was first founded and registered in Cyprus in 1933 under the name ‘THE CYPRUS PALESTINE PLANTATIONS LTD’. This name was changed to THE CYPRUS PHASSOURI PLANTATIONS CO. LTD in 1974 as the shareholding of the company came under the control of Cypriot owners. It is the owner of the biggest plantation in Cyprus consisting of a total area of about 5,608 dunams of land.
 
The purpose of this Company was to reclaim and put into productive use the marshy lands adjoining the Salt Lake of Akrotiri, which is located in the Mediterranean region.
 
The main activities of the company are the cultivation, production, packing and marketing of citrus with main varieties the Grapefruit (Star Ruby and Marsh Seedless), Valencia Oranges, Lemons , Nova, Mandora, Clemenules, Orogrande, Chislett, Navelina and the patented variety Powel Summer Navels.

Christos Tsimon

Manager Director

Chara Christodoulou

Agronomist

Nikolas Zenonos

Agronomist

LAUDAV SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SEMPLICE DI BRUNETTI LAURO & C [LAUDAV] - ITALY

Laudav Simple agricultural company of Brunetti Lauro & C. is a private company of the Brunetti family, based in Italy in Rio Saliceto in the province of Reggio Emilia. Founded in 2003, today it manages 122.5 hectares of land. It deals with viticulture for an area of ​​31.5 hectares producing Lambrusco Salamino, Lambrusco di Sorbara and Ancellotta grapes. The rest of the land is dedicated to cereal crops: corn and triticale for fodder, soft wheat, durum wheat and sorghum. Tomatoes are also grown for the industry and the production of Lambrusco wine with its own label is about to begin. Laudav cooperates with other local companies for the production of electricity from renewable sources and uses third-party companies for land processing. 

The vineyard project begins in 2020, thus diversifying production from cereals, with the aim of producing excellent quality grapes to supply to the social wineries and to realize its own wine. To achieve this objective, we make use of the best agronomic skills and techniques, also using decision support software systems (DSS). Although not following the dictates of organic farming, we try to rationally use plant protection products by choosing those with the least impact on the environment and to optimize the use of irrigation water so as not to waste it.
Andrea Brunetti

Vineyard manager

Stefano Annovi

Owner

Stefano Brunetti

Administration

SOCIETA' AGRICOLA SAN GERVASIO DI URSO COSIMA & C. S.A.S. [SAN] - ITALY

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NARANJAS DEL CARMEN, S.L. [NACAR] - SPAIN

Masía el Carmen SL is an agricultural company which was born in 2010 when siblings Gabriel and Gonzalo quit their jobs in order to get the orange plantation they inherited from their grandparents up and running. Five years after that they created the Crowdfarming concept, with the idea to change the food supply chain in a sustainable way. Its aim was to bypass intermediaries, such as supermarkets, and bring our products directly from the producer to the end consumer. This approach allows us as farmers to receive fair prices for our crops and guarantee workers decent wages for their hard work. We believe in long-term planning and offer the opportunity to adopt an orange or olive tree to ensure that no food is wasted and the produce finds a market.

Nine years after that the company has grown and evolved, diversifying in products and projects. Right now the company owns more than 500 hectares, almost 400 of them being productive, employing more than 80 people form field or logistic workers till truck drivers, accountants or customer support. We can offer to our customers much more than the oranges we started with, from olive oil, pomegranates, honey, almonds, kaki fruit, grapes, kiwi, peach, paraguayos to stational vegetables. Following the philosophy of the company we offer our customers “byproducts” done from the ones we reject in our logistic center to be sent to our customers. And, of course, we produce 100% organic but we are trying to go one step further so we have started implementing management techniques that allow us to regenerate the ecosystems where our crops are located.
 
We are part of the project as end-users, using our oranges and olives fields to improve sustainable management through greater technification of the system.

Ana Belén Pérez

CEO

Javier Abellán

Project Manager

Francisco Alufre

Citrus expert

Miguel Abad

Olive expert