12 November 2020, the FIWARE community held an online webinar entitled “Sustainable agrifood value chains through digital transformation”, attended by the South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency (hereinafter: STRIA).

FIWARE is an independent, open community whose members are committed to deliver the mission, meaning “to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors”. The FIWARE Community is made up of technology contributors and those who contribute to the construction and sustainable development of the FIWARE ecosystem.

At the beginning of the event, a Programme Officer from the European Commission gave a presentation on the role of digital and data technologies in agriculture. Then a Cabinet Expert at the Cabinet of Commissioners presented the future of agricultural and food technology start-ups in the European Union. Two experts continued to give presentations, one of them was the founder and president of Precision Strategic Solutions in Canada and presented The Farm. The other expert, the president and founder of Easy Global Market (EGM), spoke briefly about his experience.

In the second half of the program, organizers introduced three use cases from around the world. First, the PhD candidate from KAIST University in South Korea presented their university activities under the title “Towards interoperability of entity-based and event-based IoT platforms”. Then the managing director of Digitanimal and Sensowave in Spain presented their improvements, GPS-based tracking for farm animals. In the third presentation, the creator of the precision crop management platform presented the operation of the surface.

The topics of the presentations provide useful information to support the work of STRIA in order to implement the Regions 4Food Interreg Europe project.

Link at the webinar on YouTube.

The Regions 4Food project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and Hungary.