The call is currently being planned with an expected pre-launch in December 2015. The expected focus will be related to the concept of Software Ecosystems, where FMIS software is not supplied by a single company but rather by different actors. The Call 2016 is also expected to have simpler procedures in order to attract more interest from industrial partners including SMEs. The details will be published in December 2016 in the ICT-AGRI Action Plan 2016.
ICT-AGRI has selected the proposals to be funded in the Call 2015 on Enabling Precision Farming
ICT-AGRI decided on a meeting on the 5th of October to fund eight projects. Two of these will be constructed by merging, in each case, two proposals on similar topics. Negotiations between the project partners and the national funding agencies providing the funds, are now in progress. The eight projects are expected to start in January 2016 and have a duration of 2 or 3 years.
ICT-AGRI is grateful for the interest among the researchers and developers who took the effort to write applications to the call. All proposals were of high quality and relevance, and only limitations of available funds made it necessary to select among the proposals.
Details about the funded projects will be published when the negotiations are completed.