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Overgreen lowers the environmental impact of agriculture and increases the healthiness of food Duration: March 2020 / February 2021 Summary: Overgreen is a decision support system for growers, aimed to increase the quality and quantity of their yield, and optimizing irrigation and chemical usage. Overgreen aims to tackle three main global challenges. The first is to help farmers dealing with climate change. With weather events becoming more and more unpredictable, Overgreen provides game-changing insight with the micro-climatic monitoring of the crops. Thanks to sensors installed on the fields, farmers are able to control...
Date: 17/09/2020 - 15:06 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Duration: 12 March 2020 / 15 February 2021 Summary: Problem description The availability of save drinking water is under pressure worldwide, already more than 2 billion people face a lack of it. Drinking water is produced by drinking water companies which generally this from groundwater and surface water. However these sources are getting exhausted and/or polluted. With 5% of the total consumption the food processing industry is a large consumer of drinking water, so if we want to safeguard our drinking water supply, we will also have to tackle water consumption in the food industry. An alternative source may be rainwater...
Date: 16/09/2020 - 13:44 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
SPRHOUT proof of concept installed in the South of France Duration: 1 March 2020 / 28 February 2021 Summary: he growing world population is expected to mark an increase of 2.5bn people by 2050, pushing the demand for food to rise by at least 60%. Agriculture must find sustainable methods to double its production. Greenhouse-based horticulture can highly contribute to this goal, thanks to its unparalleled benefits in terms of reduced use of water and higher quality and quantity of product with respect to traditional horticulture. Nonetheless, greenhouse farms need a huge amount of energy to operate (electricity and gas)...
Date: 10/09/2020 - 16:33 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
Project partners and location at the end user where the project is executed on production scale Duration: 25 February 2020 / 25 February 2021 Summary: The horticulture sector has a significant ecological footprint due to its vast energy and water consumption, and the production of wastewater streams containing plant nutrients and traces of pesticides. This project aims to demonstrate new and innovative technology to save between 20 to 60% of energy, water, and chemicals in a full-scale strawberry greenhouse. The technology to be demonstrated will prevent crop infection with micro-organisms, crop toxification with sodium...
Date: 08/09/2020 - 16:17 | Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)
After a successful 1 st Policy Roundtable in early July 2020, which kicked off the regional Action Plan development process, the stakeholders of the Danube Energy+ Hub Germany will meet on 18.09.2020 to provide feedback on the first draft of actions to be implemented until the end of the project in 2020. The Hub will ensure long-term sustainability and transferability of the project results and outcomes in close cooperation with the regional public administrations and Regional Alliance members. InnoEnergy elaborated a concept note on the planned Energy Hub and will discuss future cooperation activities and support...
Date: 17/09/2020 - 10:57 | Danube Energy+
Our Ukrainian partner - the European Initiatives Center, started their Training program under the framework of Danube Energy+ project! The Pilot program started in August and will continue throughout September, supporting young innovators to develop their green business ideas and covers topics such as : specific of business in energy efficience, competition analysis and validation, business modelling etc. Some of the ideas of the Young innovators are: electric kick scooter with innovative solutions, autonom energy points for communities and municipalities, energy audit application, flood protection system, smart energy...
Date: 15/09/2020 - 13:31 | Danube Energy+
Now it offers – independently from our project – a new opportunity for young innovators and founders to apply for the next round of Team Training: If you have a business idea in the energy sector, then start your entrepreneurial path at AXEL with our Team Training for innovative start-ups in the energy industry! Develop and validate your business idea with the support of our business experts; Get deep insights in the energy market from our energy experts; Get the possibility to participate to the Team Development program and related financing opportunity of up to 200.000€. Applications are open until the 14th of September...
Date: 09/09/2020 - 14:27 | Danube Energy+
On September 14 (Monday), Slovenia starts with the implementation of the Training Scheme for the Young innovators. The deadline for applications is on Sept 10 (via https://www.f6s.com/energybyabcaccelerator ). Thus, engaging Young Innovators and unlocking their potential to address the energy efficiency specific challenges in the region will be the top priority for ABC Accelerator team, member of the innovation ecosystem actors under the Danube Energy+ project. #innovation #entrepreneurship #energytransition #danubeenerg #ABC Accelerator
Date: 09/09/2020 - 14:15 | Danube Energy+
The Pilot in Czech Republic was split into two events. The first one was held online in the period of 17-19.06.2020 over GoToMeeting platform. The focus was on introducing the Young Innovators to the programme and supporting them for construction a stellar business model. There were covered topics like a business model, problem and solution, minimal Viable Product. The Young innovators ideas under development are: Composting bench, Lightbulb vending machine, Board game for the blind, Freezer renting, Multimodal transport combining taxis and public transport, IoT monitoring of transport infrastructure, Drone alternative to...
Date: 04/09/2020 - 11:13 | Danube Energy+
Initially planned physical meeting in Bratislava took place online due to Corona virus measures in partner countries. No matter of that the meeting are well organized and achieved fruitful results for the project. During the meeting were discussed: 1) Pilot implementation and all activities related. All project partners exchanged experiences; shared lessons learned which will be shared with you during our next publications. 2) Impact indicators Young Innovators identified and motivated; 3) Plan for further communication activities regarding the promotional materials, brochures, public events, and digital activities. The...
Date: 04/09/2020 - 11:10 | Danube Energy+

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