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FIR e. V. an der RWTH Aachen

Smart Farming World (SmarF)

Cross-vendor networking of machines in agricultural crop production with the help of a service platform


The project targets a connection of machines across manufacturers in the agricultural sector with the help of a service plattform. The plattform offers context-sensitive smart services based on intelligent systems to improve the productivity of the agricultural crop production.

Bild: © Claas; Collage: FIR
Bild: © Claas; Collage: FIR

Germany uses the potential of data based services and intelligent networks rudimentally yet. Especially the manufacturers and service providers in the agricultural sector have to operate with different customer types. A large number of participants are involved throughout the whole production process. The collaboration across companies can be improved by using information and communication technologies.

The modern agriculture is already charakterized by a high level of connectivity and is an ideal starting point for further developments towards a total connected agriculture. The platform connects fields and machines among each other and integrates external data sources like weather data. The platform aggregates and analyzes incoming data and is the basis for new services like optimized fertilization or harvest strategies.

The platform optimizes the whole productions process, improves the productivity and leads to a reduced ressource usage.

Project Partner

This Project is/was processed within the following Trades:

  • Machinery and Plant Engineering
  • Research and Development
  • Telecommunications
  • Vehicle, special Vehicle and Automotive

Classification within the thematic Landscape of the FIR

  • Topic Area: Service Management
  • Research Focus: Service Engineering
  • JRF Leading Theme: Society & Digitization

Your Contact Person

Moser, Benedikt

Project Duration

01.03.2016 - 31.05.2019

Homepage belonging to the Project

smart-farming-welt.de

Project Number

01MD16007E

Research Funding Organisation

Logo of the Research Funding Organisation Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)

Project Management Organisation

Logo of the Project Management Organisation Projektträger im DLR

Projektträger im DLR

Funding Information

Zuwendung aus dem Bundeshaushalt, Einzelplan 09, Kapitel 0901, Titel 68321, Haushaltsjahr 2016, für das "Verbundprojekt: Smart Farming – Entwicklung einer herstellerübergreifenden Serviceplattform für landwirtschaftliche Anwendungen. Teilvorhaben: Bedarfsanalyse, Geschäftsmodelle und Nutzerakzeptanz".

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