Agricolus is an EIT Food RisingFoodStar.
EIT Food is one of six Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC), established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology, that focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation in the food sector. The members of the EIT Food community are world-class players in the international food domain: over 50 partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities across 13 countries.
EIT Food’s vision is to put Europe at the centre of a global revolution in food innovation and production, and its value in society. EIT Food’s goals are to engage consumers in the change process, improve nutrition and make the food system more resource-efficient, secure, transparent and trusted.
EIT Food has created the RisingFoodStars Association, which serves as an umbrella for high potential agrifood startups and scaleups, to support and nurture a select group of young companies
The headquarters are based in in Leuven, Belgium.
Agricolus has joined the “Bronze” program of the Esri Partner Network.
Esri Partner Network is a rich ecosystem of organizations that work together to amplify The Science of Where. Partners deliver solutions, content, and services using the Esri Geospatial Cloud. Alliances are industry leaders aligned with Esri’s goals.
Agricolus, as Complementary Technology partner, offers solutions compatible with ArcGIS.
Agricolus uses Fiware’s technology and it is involved in the Smart AgriFood Committee of the organization.
FIWARE is an independent open community whose members are committed to materialise the mission, that is: “to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors”.
The FIWARE platform provides a rather simple yet powerful set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that ease the development of Smart Applications in multiple vertical sectors. The specifications of these APIs are public and royalty-free. Besides, an open source reference implementation of each of the FIWARE components is publicly available so that multiple FIWARE providers can emerge faster in the market with a low-cost proposition.
Agricolus is member of GODAN – Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition.
GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security. It is a rapidly growing group, currently with over 547 partners from national governments, non-governmental, international and private sector organisations that have committed to a joint Statement of Purpose.
In April 2013, the commitment to convene an international conference on Open Data for Agriculture was fulfilled when the G8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture took place. The GODAN initiative was a by-product of this conference and was announced at the Open Government Partnership Conference in October 2013.