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AgROBOfood has been assigned a 16 million euro innovation action project

Published on
July 10, 2019

The new EU robotics project agROBOfood accelerates the digital transformation to make the European agri food sector more efficient and competitive. The challenges faced by farmers are immense, knowing that they are asked to produce more and better food while using fewer resources, to lower their environmental footprint and to meet evolving consumer demands.

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) coordinates this 16 million euro project. Agro Food Robotics programme leader, Janneke de Kramer from WUR, will take on the management of this large, new innovation action project about how robotics can be used to increase the productivity of Agro Food. This was announced by the EU.

Europe more efficient and competitive on the field of robotics

Janneke de Kramer: "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."