Digital Innovation Hubs Digital Innovation Hubs

AgriFood Croatia Digitalno Inovacijsko Središte AgriFood Croatia

You need an EU Login account for request proposals for editions or creations of new hubs. If you already have an ECAS account, you don't have to create a new EU Login account.

In EU Login, your credentials and personal data remain unchanged. You can still access the same services and applications as before. You just need to use your e-mail address for logging in.

If you don't have an EU Login account please use the following link. you can create one by clicking on the Create an account hyperlink.

If you already have a user account for EU Login please login via https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/cas/login

 

Sign in
New user? Create an account

Contact Data

Coordinator (SME)

CBBS d.o.o.

Coordinator website

http://www.cbbs.hr/en/

Year Established

N/A

Location

Kozarčaninova 2, 10000, Zagreb (Croatia)

Website

https://agrifoodcroatia.com/

Contact information

Berislav Čižmek
ceo@cbbs.hr
+385 1 2304 001

Description

Description

Digital Innovation Hub ‘AgriFood Croatia’ is a not-for-profit networked organization of Croatian research, public institutions and private business with a common goal of co-creating and implementing technological innovations for the agriculture, aquaculture and food sectors.

The overall mission of AgriFood Croatia is to contribute towards the digitization of agriculture, aquaculture and food sectors, in accordance to the principles and priorities outlined in the EU Declaration of ‘A smart and sustainable digital future for European agriculture and rural areas’.

The DIH acts as a one-stop-shop for innovation-related expertise, guidance, support and specialized services. It the only Croatian DIH directly focusing on agriculture, aquaculture and food technological innovations, proving national and international partners with localized know-how and specialized excellence. AgriFood Croatia facilitates strategic partnerships and enables cross-border collaboration opportunities for projects, startups and SMEs working with digital-based technologies, as well as serving industrial enterprises and farmers interested in implementing these solutions. The activities of AgriFood Croatia are not-for-profit and aimed at encouraging economic growth for its network members, partners and other beneficiaries.

 

Digital Innovation Hub „AgriFood Hrvatska“ je mreža istraživačkih, javnih i privatnih institucija/partnera povezana sa ciljem stvaranja i primjene tehnoloških inovacija u poljoprivredi, akvakulturi i prehrambenoj industriji.

Misija “AgriFood Hrvatska” jest doprinijeti digitalizaciji poljoprivrede, akvakulture i prehrambene industrije, u skladu s načelima i prioritetima navedenim u Deklaraciji EU-a „Pametna i održiva digitalna budućnost europske poljoprivrede i ruralnih područja“.

DIH djeluje kao jedna „one–stop–shop” platforma, koja pruža podršku, potrebna stručna znanja i specijalizirane usluge potrebne za pokretanje i razvoj inovacija. To je jedini hrvatski DIH koji je direktno usmjeren prema inovacijama u poljoprivredi, akvakulturi i prehrambenoj industriji, koji istovremeno osigurava domaćim i međunarodnim partnerima potrebnu izvrsnost, znanja i know-how.

“AgriFood Hrvatska” omogućava s jedne strane lakše pokretanje strateških partnerstava i kvalitetniju prekograničnu suradnju za različite projekte, start up tvrtke te mala i srednja poduzeća koja rade s digitalnim tehnologijama, dok istovremeno s druge strane omogućava povezivanje s poljoprivrednicima i velikim tvrtkama iz prehrambene/drugih industrija s interesom za korištenje i implementaciju novostvorenih inovativnih rješenja.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

AgriFood Croatia is directly contributing to innovation in ‘Food and bio-economy’ – one of the five main thematic priority areas (TPA) identified in the Croatian Smart Specialization Strategy (S3). In addition, the technological competence areas of AgriFood Croatia are also directly related to the two cross-cutting themes (CCTs) identified in the Strategy – Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

The priority of Croatia in the first few years of S3 implementation is to create a climate that is favourable for innovation and to stimulate business sector investments in R&D activities in order to develop new products, services and technologies that will enable modernization and diversification of the Croatian economy, with the AgriFood Croatia DIH providing significant contributions to innovations in the agriculture, aquaculture and food sectors.

In the context of international initiatives, AgriFood Croatia is basing the objectives of its activities according to the vision outlined in the EU Declaration of ‘A smart and sustainable digital future for European agriculture and rural areas’. The Declaration is signed by 25 EU countries and supports digitalisation of agriculture and rural areas in Europe. It recognises the potential of digital technologies at tackling important and urgent economic, social, climate and environmental challenges facing the EU's agri-food sector and rural areas.

To this end, AgriFood Croatia is joining the SmartAgriHubs consortium. SmartAgriHubs is a major EU project under the Horizon 2020 instrument that brings together a consortium of over 164 partners in the European agri-food sector. The project aims to realise the digitisation of European agriculture by fostering an agricultural innovation ecosystem dedicated to excellence, sustainability and success. SmartAgriHubs employs a multi-stakeholder approach and covers a broad value-chain network across all EU member states. The consortium includes a diverse network of start-ups, SMEs, business and service providers, technology experts and end-users. The end-users form the core of the project and are the driving force behind digital transformation. The development and adoption of digital solutions is achieved by a tight ecosystem of 140 Digital Innovation Hubs embedded within 9 Regional Clusters, which are led by organisations that are closely involved in regional digitisation initiatives and funds.

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Agriculture, hunting and forestry
  • Fishing
  • Transport, storage and communication
  • Health and social work
  • Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Other markets

TRL Focus

  • TRL2 - Technology concept and/or application formulated
  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration

Services provided

  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Visioning and Strategy Development for Businesses
  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Market intelligence
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Mentoring
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

Innovation testing and demonstration

Client profile: R&D projects, startups, SMEs, local agriculture and aquaculture industry

Client needs: developing technology use cases, conducting tests and demonstrations in operational environments, implementing pre-commercial solutions

Provided solution: AgriFood Croatia helps innovation developers in solution prototyping, validation, testing, demonstrations and initial implementations by finding partners in the target markets and industries. The DIH exposes its clients to an international network of partner test sites and farms, where new solutions can be tested and validated in real conditions.


Access to funding and expertise

Client profile: R&D projects, startups and SMEs

Client needs: obtaining funding necessary for R&D, product commercialization and business development

Provided solution: AgriFood Croatia provides innovation developers with expertise in applying for national and international R&D grants, attracting angel seed funding and venture capital investments, gaining prospective clients and accessing other source of financing needed for new product development.


Mentoring and competence raising

Client profile: R&D projects, startups and SMEs

Client needs: seeking to gather hands-on experience in product development, business management and innovation commercialization

Provided solution: AgriFood Croatia organizes workshops, 1-on-1 learning sessions and specialized consultations for aspiring entrepreneurs, startups and already established field professionals. The DIH encourages its partners to engage in experience sharing with other network members and facilitates transfer of know-how and best practices.


International matchmaking and technology transfer

Client profile: R&D projects, startups, SMEs, local agriculture and aquaculture industry

Client needs: getting in-contact with potential project partners, accessing international collaboration networks and new technologies

Provided solution: AgriFood Croatia facilitates partnerships by bringing together innovation developers and companies from target industries seeking new solutions that increase their competitiveness. The DIH links innovation projects and startups with its international partner network, provides access to the technologies and experience needed to develop new products and services.

Organization

Organizational form

Networked organization, without formal structure

Turnover

0-250.000

Number of employees

1-9

Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope

European

Funding

  • Horizon 2020
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National basic research funding
  • National specific innovation funding
  • Regional funding
  • Private funding
  • Partner resources

Customers

Number of customers annually

0-5

Type of customers

  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • Research organisations

Partners

University of Split, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB)

Partner Type

University

Website

https://eng.fesb.unist.hr/


Ruđer Bošković Institute

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

https://www.irb.hr/eng


Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization

Website

http://www.izor.hr/web/guest/home


Intertim

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.intertim.hr/en/


BENCO Baltic

Partner Type

Start-up company

Website

https://www.bencobaltic.eu/


Sales Peritias

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://salesperitias.com/


VeeMee

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.veemee.eu/en/


Platforma22 Seafood

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.platforma22.hr/


Alpha Sagittarius

Partner Type

SME


Centaurus

Partner Type

MidCap

Website

http://centaurus.hr/


Marinetek

Partner Type

SME

Website

http://www.marinetek.hr/


Neptun

Partner Type

SME

Website

https://www.neptun.com.hr/


Croatian Young Farmers Association (HUMP)

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

http://www.hump.hr/


Lagur Galeb

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

http://www.lagur-galeb.hr/


Croatian Fruit Community

Partner Type

Industry association

Website

http://www.vocari.hr/hr/naslovna/

Technological competences

  • Micro and nano electronics, smart system integration
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Artificial Intelligence and cognitive systems
  • Location based technologies (e.g. GPS, GIS, in-house localization)
  • Data mining, big data, database management
  • Software as a service and service architectures
  • ICT management, logistics and business systems
  • Internet services (e.g. web development, web production, design, networking, and e-commerce)
  • Other
Last updated: 24/10/19 10:50