Competing with 22 Living Lab projects, BioSense Institute‘s and Vojvodina ICT cluster‘s (VOICT) project FRACTALS won the silver medal in the Best Living Lab Project 2016 Award, organized by the European Network of Living Labs.
BioSense Institute established PA4ALL – the Living Lab in Precision Agriculture, in 2013, as the ﬁrst living lab in Serbia and the ﬁrst one in Europe focusing on precision agriculture. PA4ALL offers possibilities to test various ICT solutions for agriculture in real conditions.
Through the FRACTALS project, funded by the European Commission, BioSense Institute and VOICT have enabled the investments of 5.52 million € for the development of FIWARE applications in agriculture for 43 SMEs and medium-sized ICT companies from across the Europe, of which 13 were from Serbia.
BioSense Institute and VOICT efforts to actively connect ICT companies and web entrepreneurs with agricultural sector were recognized at the European level through this important award, which will be presented at Open Living Lab Days in Krakow, on 29 Aug – 1 Sept.