Joint call with Japan for proposals on Digital Transformations and Robotics in Sustainable Agriculture is open

Estonia is participating for the first time in the European Interest Group (EIG) CONCERT-Japan joint call.

The call titled „Digital Transformations and robotics in Sustainable Agriculture“ was launched o 14th of May 2024 and the deadline to submit the proposals is 27th of July 2024. The projects are expected to start in the first half of 2025.

Research proposals are welcome on technologies including, but not limited to, agricultural robotics, precision farming, remote sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning and other areas which incorporate digital technology or robotics.

Any agricultural applications of these technologies are welcome in this call, including but not limited to animal and crop management, soil health, irrigation, fertilization, aquaculture, pest control and other areas.

The call in the CONCERT programme works in same way as Horizon2020 ERA-NETS and Horizon Europe partnerships – each country finances the participation of researchers.

Each project consortium submitting an application should consist of at least 3 eligible beneficiaries (project partners), including at least 1 from Japan and at least 2 from two different European countries participating in the Joint Call.

Additionally to Estonia and Japan the following countries have also joined the call: Bulgaria, Cypros, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Türkiye.

In order to facilitate the process of forming research consortia, we offer applicants a Partner Search Tool – Partfinder available here . This tool can be used by project consortia looking for additional partners and researchers looking for project consortia to join.

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Katrin Saar

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