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Robotics

AIFood

This proposal aims at creating a sustainable and resilient solution for high nutrition food in urban environments, and at the same time, minimize the impact on common resources such as water, energy and transportation.

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Start

2020-05-11

Conclusion

2021-02-15

Main financing

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Project manager at MDH

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Description of the project

Food security for countries that depend on food import, such as Sweden, is subject to high risks when the global supply chains are affected by negative effects of a crisis like Covid-19. The NeighbourFood project makes use of the sharing economy, innovative business models and digital twins to speed up a coping strategy towards the crisis, but also to address the need for climate transition and secure circular and resilient food supply chains.

Smart Urban Farming is an enabler to ensure availability of highly nutritious leafy greens and supply of fresh herbs and vegetables at local level. NeighbourFood aims for food production and a supply model at a very local level for urban consumers i.e. neighbours.

The proposal is based on a tech enabled Farming as a Service (FaaS) model for creation of sharing economy platforms including the neighbours for neighbours and P2P approach. A high in TRL technology is developed and in production by the Agtech company SweGreen will be matured to enable remotely-managed and outsourced production units based on advanced use of AI and the business models that will be tested in the project. .


Purpose and goal

This proposal aims at creating a sustainable and resilient solution for high nutrition food in urban environments, and at the same time, minimize the impact on common resources such as water, energy and transportation.

The goal of the project is extending a proven technology for smart urban farming with high TRL to a service level; an enabler for creation of a sharing platform for ensuring food security by local citizens.

 

This research relates to the following sustainable development goals

Zero hunger. Sustainable development goal 2.

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

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Affordable and clean energy. Sustainable development goal 7.

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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Sustainable cities and communities. Sustainable development goal 11.

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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Responsible consumption and production. Sustainable development goal 12.

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

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Climate action. Sustainable development goal 13.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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