ANIMALSENSE – A COMPETENCE CENTER FOR ANIMAL SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

By establishing a competence center in the area of farming technology, the project will connect researchers within technology and animal science as well as ICT companies to create new tools to improve efficiency in the farming and reindeer herding sector.
Co-financiers

County Administrative Board of Västerbotten (SE), Umeå University (SE), Nordland fylkeskommune (NO), Regional Council of Ostrobothnia (FI), Centria University of Applied Sciences (FI), Fylkesman i Nordland (NO), Sametinget (NO), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE), Saltfjellet ogIldgruben reinbeitesdistrikt (NO), Svenska Samernas Riksförbund (SE), ProAgria Central Ostrobothnia (FI), Biocontrol AS (NO), Telespor AS (NO)

Project description

By establishing a competence center in the area of farming technology and connecting researchers from both animal science, technical research, farmers, reindeer herders and companies from the ICT sector to this competence center the project can provide new tools to improve the efficiency and quality of the farming and reindeer herding sector within the Botnia-Atlantica region.

The competence center will work on three specific cases during the project period where strong collaboration can be built on. These cases are positioning and activity monitoring technology for cattle in loose houses, positioning and monitoring system for grazing animals, and reindeer warning system to reduce the number of reindeer killed on road and railway.

Project facts
Project name:
AnimalSense – A competence center for animal sensor technology
Priority:
Innovation
Specific objective:
Developing long-term sustainable competence centers
Lead partner:
Umeå University (SE)
Other project partners:
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE), Centria University of Applied Sciences (FI), Svenska Samernas Riksförbund (SE), ProAgria Central Ostrobothnia (FI), Ildgruben reinbeitesdistrikt (NO), Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research NIBIO (NO), The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NO), Saltfjellet reinbeitesdistrikt (NO), Biocontrol AS (NO), Telespor AS (NO)
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Project timetable:
2015-09-01 – 2018-05-31
Budget Sweden/Finland:
1 134 466 EUR
EU-support:
668 400 EUR (58,92 % of budget Sweden/Finland)
Budget Norway:
443 186 EUR
IR-midler:
221 592 EUR
TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET:
1 577 652 EUR