OPEN CALL

What is the ATLAS open call?

The goal of ATLAS is to develop an open interoperability network for agricultural applications and build up a sustainable ecosystem for innovative data-driven agriculture. By promoting flexible combinations of agricultural machinery, sensor systems, and data analysis tools, ATLAS will overcome the current lack of interoperability and enable farmers to increase their productivity in sustainable ways using the most advanced digital technology. The technology developed in ATLAS will be tested and evaluated within pilot studies at various agricultural operations across Europe.

The second ATLAS open call aims to establish additional pilot studies in alignment with agricultural use cases in the farming operations of the consortium’s end-user partners. ATLAS will populate current pilots around its established Innovation Hubs to implement a sustainable ecosystem of innovative companies.

Who is it for?

ATLAS is looking for entrants with close-to-market solutions (at least TRL 6) that seek to validate new and innovative services by making use of the the project’s technical foundation. The proposed applications should demonstrate specific value for either consumers or stakeholders along the agricultural value chain. The work carried out in these projects should have a thematic focus on developing services that build on and extend the use cases carried out within the ATLAS project.

Midsize enterprises, SMEs, start-ups, and farmers legally established and based in one of the EU Member States or an H2020 associated country are welcome to apply.

What will be provided by ATLAS?

ATLAS will provide its infrastructure enabling the integration of various kinds of data, including:

  • Interfaces to onboard sensor data from agricultural machines
  • Interfaces to data from in-field sensor networks
  • Interfaces to data from data analysis services
  • On-board computers and runtime environments for running applications
  • Access to a selection of project’s pilot sites

Picture: Service and app runtime architecture to interconnect sensors, sensor platforms, and machinery.

To find out more, check out the ATLAS Service Architecture Specification.

Why should you apply?

Participate in an exciting international project.
Get EU funding.
Obtain access to testing facilities for your application.
Become part of an innovative ecosystem.
Interact with potential end users of your application.
Gain a mentor / technical support for the implementation of your application.

Funding

The ATLAS consortium will fund 10 to 20 business entities through open call in two rounds. An average budget of EUR 75,000 is foreseen to develop a use case for each proposal; this budget includes an in-kind contribution of at least 30% from the applicant.

Timeline

How to apply

To enter the ATLAS open call, click the “Apply now” button at the bottom to access the submission form. Please familiarise yourself with the open call’s terms of participation and application template before registering through the submission form. You might also find our video tutorial on the project and application process useful.
The deadline for submitting your proposal is 1. September 2021 (23:59 CEST). We are excited to receive your application!