Funding authorities

ICT-AGRI is funded by the European Commission under the ERA-NET scheme in scope of the 7th Framework Programme for Research. 

The main goal of ICT-AGRI is to strengthen the European research in precision farming, to develop a common European research agenda concerning ICT and robotics in agriculture, and to follow up with calls based on funds from the national research programs of the participating countries. ICT-AGRI is supporting the development of new farming technologies for a competitive, sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture.

One of the main duties of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture is protecting and conserving natural resources. The Ministry focuses on the fields of breeding, seed multiplication, plant variety protection, adapted fertilization and plant protection measures, in order to meet the requirements of a modern agricultural sector. The Federal Ministry aims to create optimal conditions to enable the German agricultural industry to be modern, multi-functional and innovative.

The Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) is a part of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research. It is aimed to promote multifunctional agriculture contributing to the provision of adequate food for the population, conservation of natural resources and landscapes, and maintenance of a decentralized settlement pattern throughout the country. The FOAG plays an active role in formulating agricultural policy.

Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship serves as a contact point for entrepreneurs in Flanders. It builds a bridge towards stronger entrepreneurship by contributing to a favorable business climate. Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship works in a collaboration with local actors and focuses on:

- stimulating growth and innovation

- promoting entrepreneurship

- supporting clusters

- improving environmental factors.  

Technological Corporation of Andalusia (CTA) was founded in 2005 with the aid of the Andalusian Regional Government. It is a private foundation that helps businesses, universities, public authorities, and other bodies to successfully achieve their R&D objectives and promote innovation. CTA promotes transverse projects, which are based on the seven strategic for the Andalusian economy sectors: Aerospace and Production Processes, Agri-foods, Biotechnology, Construction and Civil Engineering, Energy and the Environment, Leisure and Tourism, and ICT.