Fields of Application

Farming & Agricultural Engineering

The future food supply of an ever growing humanity is one of the key issues of our time. At the same time, climate change and globalization are placing increasing demands on a climate friendly and at the same time competitive agriculture. Intelligent technologies help to make agricultural production along the entire process chain sustainable, resource-efficient and environmentally friendly. They hold enormous potential for gentle land management and livestock husbandry that encourages animal welfare. This includes the networking and automation of agricultural machinery and knowledge sources, as well as the utilization of specific agricultural data, which provide reliable information for optimal decision support.


German-French project R4Agri launched

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Data is generally considered the gold of the 21st century. Companies use it, for example, to analyze customer behavior and provide customer…

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In market gardens, 30 to 50 sorts of vegetables grow on half a hectare. On regular fields, there is one crop on multiple hectares. Market gardening is…

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Standardisierung der Geobox-Infrastruktur - Dezentrale Datenhaltung und regionale Vernetzung



  • Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt)
  • Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft e.V. (KTBL Darmstadt)
  • Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum…
Development of a forecasting model regarding fertilizer prizes

The project F-Predict is dedicated to creating a prediction model which can predict fertilizer prices. The experiences in financial forecasting which were gained in the project smart farming are used.…

Development of an image based detection system for monitoring areas of potato cultivation for an early detection of Phytophthora infestans deseases

The cultivation of potato plants is an important factor for food supply in Germany and in many other countries. The potato blight (Phytophthora infestans) is the most relevant threat for the potato…

Smarte Daten, Smarte Dienste. Landwirtschaftliche Datendrehscheibe für effiziente ressourcenschonende Prozesse

Das Projekt SDSD realisiert eine landwirtschaftliche Datendrehscheibe mit ausgewählten Diensten. Der Begriff SDSD bezeichnet ein offenes Ökosystem mehrerer Software-Komponenten, welches hersteller-…

Methods and technologies to provide proactive planning and controlling of cooperative agriculture

The aim of this joint project is the realization of an infrastructure to provide proactive support for agriculture processes, taking silage maize harvesting as an example of use.

The key component is…

Offene Software-Plattform für Dienstleistungsinnovationen in einem Wertschöpfungsnetz in der Landwirtschaft

ODiL develops, implements and demonstrates an open plattform tor the integrated, scalable and secure representation, communication and processing of data and services in agricultural enterprises.…

Smart Farming Welt - Herstellerübergreifende Vernetzung von Maschinen im landwirtschaftlichen Pflanzenbau mithilfe einer Service-Plattform

Ziel des Forschungsprojektes SMARF ist die herstellerübergreifende Vernetzung von Maschinen im landwirtschaftlichen Pflanzenbau mithilfe einer Service-Plattform. Auf Basis der über Unternehmens- und…

AGATA: Analyse großer Datenmengen in Verarbeitungsprozessen


  • Fraunhofer-Anwendungszentrum Industrial Automation (IOSB-INA)
  • Bayer Technology Services GmbH, BTS-OSS-ALCM-OACM
  • CLAAS E-Systems KG aA mbH & Co KG
  • Hilscher Gesellschaft für Systemautomation…

SmartBot is a cross-border collaboration involving 24 different partners from Germany and the Netherlands. The aim is to develop multi sensor robot platforms for maritime, agricultural and industry…

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz