GATES partners

The GATES project is composed of 5 partners from 4 countries, representing academia and research, game developers, advisory and extension services and the agricultural equipment industry:

Agricultural University of Athens

Agricultural University of Athens

Greece
Project Coordinator and WP1 - WP3 Leader

The Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) is the 3rd oldest university in Greece. Since 1920, contributes consistently and continuously to Greek and European primary sector development, by conducting basic and applied research in agricultural related sciences. The team has been involved in the coordination and successful implementation of the Farm of the Future project (FP7, KBBE 20017-1). It has been participating in 2 relative ICT-AGRI projects with emphasis on the application of robotics and precision farming technologies in agriculture (RoboFarm and USER-PA). Members of the team have been participated in several National R&D programs on the application of novel / smart technologies in agriculture and in several European and bilateral programs.

Contact Person:
Spyros Fountas
sfountas@aua.gr
Zisis Tsiropoulos
tsiropoulos@teilar.gr
Inosens

Inosens

Serbia
Innovation Manager and WP2 & WP5 Leader

InoSens doo is an innovative company, founded as spin-off of the University of Novi Sad with the mission to accelerate the transfer of innovative ICT technologies to the agrifood sector. The value proposition of InoSens builds equally upon technological excellence and business innovation. InoSens is engaged in design and development of sensors, deployment of Wireless Sensor Networks and application of advanced remote sensing techniques for optimizing economic performance and environmental sustainability in agriculture. The InoSens team has long-term experience in projects that incorporate a high degree of technical challenge and therefore require high expertise and innovative approach. The company combines the higher-level scientific profile of its staff with advanced management skills to successfully take up all the phases of a project’s lifecycle (study-design-implementation-operation). The company builds on key accounts from the agri-food sector in the broader Balkans region and maintains strong and lasting alliances with complementary players (e.g. hardware vendors, agronomists, food scientists etc.).

Contact Person:
Grigorios Chatzikostas
gchatzikostas@gmail.com
Iniciativas Innovadoras

Iniciativas Innovadoras

Spain
Exploitation Manager and WP6 Leader

INICIATIVAS INNOVADORAS is a consultancy company specialized in promoting innovation and facilitating cooperation as key factors in the development of organisations. Iniciativas Innovadoras has broad experience in different EU Programmes (Interreg III and IV, Leonardo da Vinci, FP6, FP7, ERDF Innovative Actions, ESF Article 6, Equal, Intelligent Energy, Eco-innovation, ICT-PSP...), participating either as partners or supporting public and private organizations. Only in the last three years Iniciativas Innovadoras has participated in more than 30 projects in different topics (local and rural development, R&D&i, business cooperation, ICT, energy, environment). The activities covered are technical, financial and administrative management and coordination as well as dissemination and exploitation tasks. INI has also participated in technical activities related to innovation in different fields, i.e. stakeholder identification and involvement, diagnosis and benchmarking, methodology design and development, identification of Good Practices, business inventories, etc... 

Contact Person:
Ion Gorriti, Consultant
igorriti@iniciativas-innovadoras.es
Mad About Pandas

Mad About Pandas

Germany
WP4 Leader
Mad about Pandas is a game development studio focused on the production of meaningful and serious games founded by Patrick Rau, who is also the founder of the kunst-stoff GmbH, an award-winning game development studio based in Berlin.

Our mission is to produce interactive games for all kind of audiences and markets with a unique gameplay and a high conceptual and artistic value.

The team already has worked with some of the key players in the international game industry including Ubisoft and Disney and is also responsible for self-publishing a game which generated 2 Million Downloads and became 5th best reviewed iPhone game in 2011 on metacritic.com. The team was also rewarded with prizes like the German Developer Award, the German Computer Games Award, the Red Dot Design Award and many more.

Contact Person:
Patrick Rau
patrick.rau@madaboutpandas.com
Ansemat

Ansemat

Spain
Coordinator of Game Experiments in Spain

ANSEMAT is the association of agricultural machinery manufacturers and their legal representatives in Spain. Its 118 member associates have a market share of a 68% in volume and a 78% in value of the investment on agricultural machinery in 2015, covering tractors, tillage equipment, seed drills, fertilizer broadcasters, sprayers, harvesting machinery, handling and loading vehicles, and trailers. The main objective of ANSEMAT is the improvement of the sustainable mechanization of the agricultural and forestry sector in Spain while developing a number of activities both in the supply and demand sides of the market. On the supply, ANSEMAT represents the industrial sector before a broad range of public and private bodies while providing its member associates with up-to-date legislative proposals and drafts on standardization processes. On the demand, ANSEMAT cultivates support and informative links with end users and any other potential third party whose activities are involving agricultural machinery (consultants, test labs, research networks, universities, etc.).

Contact Person:
Ignacio Ruiz
ignacioruiz@ansemat.org