How to submit a challenge ?

What is a Challenge?

A Challenge is a recognition of an opportunity, from the agrofood, forestry and environment stakeholders, that may be improved or solved with innovative digital solutions.

Why proposing a Challenge

Join this DIVA Call for Challenges if you wish to publish and give visibility to challenges you want to solve. We will help you define your challenge, and then encourage innovators and solution providers to propose innovative solutions. You have to opportunity to work with them on solving your problem.
Two selective calls for projects with nearly €3 million in budget will be launched to fund the best innovative solutions by SMEs through several innovation vouchers reaching up to €60k

How can I propose a challenge ?

You are invited to fill the following template and send it to your DIVA National Contact Point who will check your application.

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List of challenges

Here the list of all challenges submitted to DIVA and validated by the team.

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VINOVALIE R&D – France

The challenge addresses new technologies to facilitate the operation of grape yield prediction in quantity and quality, with non-destructive system, potentially embedded on tractors. The aim is to provide a fast and reliable method enabling an early yield estimation to all the persons involved in the viticulture area.

  • Digital Economy

Uniovo – Ovos e Derivados, S.A. – Portugal

The main objective of this challenge is to experiment a MES Software, a paper-free integrated solution, capable of control the production and manage quality control, traceability, food safety, logistics and legal standards.

  • Data Economy
  • Digital Economy

Barão de Vilar, Vinhos, S.A. – Portugal

The main objective of this challenge is to experiment a MES Software, a paper-free integrated solution, capable of control the production and manage quality control, traceability, food safety, logistics and legal standards.

  • Data Economy
  • Digital Economy

Sociedade Agrícola e Comercial do Varosa S.A. – Portugal

The main objective of this challenge is to experiment an integrated solution for wine production optimization, improving the efficiency of its farming processes and the wine’s quality. A platform innovating the precision viticulture by creating added value on top of smart agriculture best-practices, which nowadays focus mostly on monitoring processes, improving efficiency and quality of wine production through sensors-based data and advanced analytics.

  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Intensification

ADVID – Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense Edifício Centro de Excelência da Vinha e do Vinho – Portugal

Winemakers, from Douro Region, need cost-effective, adapted and robust agricultural machinery (or tools) for better soil and canopy management, mowing, spraying, harvesting operations. Machinery/Tools must work narrow terraces (no retain walls), on stony soils (eg. shale), with very high air temperatures (35º degrees), move in slopes between 20 to 50 % (11/12º to 27º).

  • Data Economy
  • Sustainable Intensification

Adega Cooperativa de Amarante – Portugal

The aim is to monitor the whole process of wine production from the time the grapes arrive to the cellar until the wine is ready to be bottled. To control wine fermentation a set of parameters need to be measured (Temperature, pH, density, total and volatile acidity, sulphur (S02 content)). The intention is to create a sensor-based platform that monitors the entire process in the cellar.

  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Intensification

Luís Vicente, SA – Portugal

Precision technologies in fruit production

  • Sustainable Intensification

Fermes de Figeac – France

The farrowing monitoring devices available to date do not allow tracking on a large number of animals. As herd size continues to grow, a more global view of events in the building herd is a way to improve the overall performance of livestock farms. Is it possible to use a coupled night vision camera and an alert system via a smartphone?

Eurofins Agroscience Services SAS – France

Our routine work consist in spraying small plot field experiments (10 to 30m²) with pesticides and biologicals to evaluate their efficacy and safety. Our operators typically use a backpack sprayer with a lateral (or vertical) boom to spray the whole plot width (crop height) The challenge is to put this sprayer on wheels with a remote control : our operator stands at the edge of the field to control spraying and he is protected from direct exposure

  • Sustainable Intensification

Eurofins Agroscience Services SAS – France

Mites and whiteflies are very small insects (eggs are 0.2mm, adults are 0.5 to 1mm). The traditional method to evaluate insecticide efficacy consist in counting number of eggs, larva and adult insects on crop leaves before & after insecticide application at regular interval. A typical experiment requires counting thousands of leaves under a binocular lense at each evaluation date. The challenge is to automatize this tedious work using automatic pest recognition & counting on leaf pictures, despite very small pest dimensions and variable leaf shapes, with a high accuracy

  • Sustainable Intensification

Vicomtech – Spain

This challenge aims at bringing the upstream part of the forest value chain to fully leverage the benefits of Industry 4.0. To achieve this challenge, new technologies based on the Artificial Intelligence concept to monitor, analyse and support decision making are needed along the supply chain.

  • Data Economy
  • Digital Economy

AIFF – Competitiveness and technology center for forest industries – Portugal

How can we get information about forests standing stocks (e.g. volume), sanitary status (e.g. presence of pests and diseases), and progress of forest operations (e.g. equipment productivity) in a cheaper way and with the level of detail needed for conducting forest management?

  • Data Economy
  • Sustainable Intensification

TEPRO Consultores Agrícolas SL – Spain

The agricultural sector, has a very important impact in terms of GHG emissions (Greenhouse Gases). Agricultural production accounts for 10% of global GHG emissions. On the other side, it is a victim of Climate Change as it reduces resilience of production systems and contributes to the degradation of natural resources.

  • Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Intensification

Arterris “Les fermiers occitans” – France

The challenge is to develop an automated or robotized solution for the plucking step of ducks in slaughterhouses

  • Digital Economy

Arterris Innovation – France

The challenge is to automatically and easily determine all production costs and thus find the marketing threshold for the crop harvested.

  • Data Economy
  • Digital Economy

Arterris Innovation – France

The challenge is to know at any time all the existing grain in stock in our storage equipments on the whole operating area.

  • Digital Economy

Arterris Innovation – France

The challenge is to develop methods and tools for the irrigation management of different crops such as sunflower, haricot, asparagus, chickpeas, etc.

  • Data Economy
  • Digital Economy

CAC - Cooperativa Agricola Cesenate – Italy

To develop weed control systems for horticultural crops or other field crops grown according to biological methods. In particular, the system must also be effective in case of high-density horticultural crops or with a physiology development that may make hard the precision control.

  • Sustainable Intensification

CAC – Cooperativa Agricola Cesenate – Italy

The challenge is to find a synthetic and easy-to-use method to determine the right seed harvesting time and its quality, especially related to its germinative power.

  • Sustainable Intensification

Biomass Centre for Energy (CBE) – Portugal

The upstream operations related with biomass collection, storing and transportation have a key impact on the costs of supplying the raw materials to be biomass centrals and biorefineries and thus impact on the sustainability of the value chain. There is a need to improve the cost-efficiency of biomass mobilisation and logistics processes, enabling the implementation of the cascade use concept.

  • Circular Economy
  • Digital Economy

Gondomar City Council – Portugal

The challenge is to have medium and long range climate forecast, through automated algorithm formulas, that allows the city council authorities to effectively make decisions, allocate resources, improve operational effectiveness and prevent natural disasters weather related events, planning and helping reduce ecological footstep and environmental hazards such as wildfires and deforestation

  • Data Economy
  • Digital Economy