Test Farms

EIT Food


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Service description

An ongoing programme for access to infrastructures targeting all EIC beneficiaries. This service provides access to real farmers to test with the aim of helping agricultural startups test their solutions onsite. Test Farms links agricultural startups and farmers owning land that can be used for testing. By enabling these connections, EIT Food helps validate innovative agritech ideas and test products and services, showcasing them to potential clients and investors, and therefore supports technological transformation in European agriculture. The positive impact of this service for EIC-supported agrifood startups in the earlier stages of development will be to enable them to test their technologies, products, and solutions in a real farm field, with the most adequate characteristics in terms of crop, location, time of the year and specialised support to complete the test. This service targets agritech solutions at all levels of readiness, as the tests will be set according to the needs and requirements. The programme opens two calls per year (to test either in Spring or Autumn), but the service is available on demand and offered on a continuous basis.

Technology Readiness Level
TRL 7 – System prototype demonstration in operational environment
TRL 8 – System complete and qualified
TRL 9 – Actual system proven in operational environment
Disclaimer related to service

There is a cohort option for which applications are open from 01.04.2024 and 01.06.2024, applications outside the cohort timeframe will have services provided in an individualized format.

Financial requirements

From €8000 to €15000 depending on country of testing and complexity of test.