Sep 30 2021


4:25 pm - 5:40 pm

Smart Agrifood Summit: Driving Digital Transformation in the Agri-Food Sector through Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs)

FIWARE and Cattlechain will run a round table in the next Smart Agrifood Summit (Thursday 30th – 16:25 – 17:40) as part of a wider session focused on the Digital Innovation Hubs as key drivers for the digital transformation of the Agri-Food Sector. The content of the round table will focus on the relevance of FIWARE in these innovation ecosystems supporting technologies that stimulate the development of competitive businesses in digital transformation environments through the creation of services/products with a clear economic and social impact.


FIWARE iHubs have proven here their effectiveness in fostering regional, interregional and international cooperation by connecting entrepreneurs, private companies, public administrations, universities and research institutions, offering training in innovative open source technologies and promoting European standards. Within the Spanish Government’s Plan for the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience of the Economy there is a specific action, as part of the Digitalisation Strategy for the Agri-food and Forestry Sector and the Rural Environment, to develop actions supporting  digitalisation and entrepreneurship were FIWARE iHubs footprint is recommended for the creation of a digital innovation hub for companies in the agri-food sector. FIWARE uses standardised protocols to develop smart and interoperable solutions across different sectors that will streamline the innovation process and ensure that technological solutions are tailored to farmers’ needs.


Acting as innovation engines, FIWARE iHubs look for challenges in the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and seek to solve them, breaking down traditional barriers to technology enablement and business acceleration, promoting the use of open source technologies and standards to accelerate business, increase competitiveness and facilitate the diversification of the local economy through scalable, open, reliable and disruptive solutions.


By facilitating collaboration between researchers, entrepreneurs, investors and fostering training and mentoring among many other benefits, FIWARE iHubs further optimise existing resources and boost local economies.

Full Programme available at
Fireside Chat: Self-diagnosis programme of digital maturity model of the agro-industries from the Andalusian regional government.
  • Loreto del Valle. General Director for Digital Economy of the Andalusian Regional Government
  • Carmen Cristina de Toro. General Director of Industry, Innovation and Agrifood Chain of the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of Andalucia
Panel Discussion: Accelerating the digitization of the agri-food sector: Adoption of standards and the role of Digital Innovation Hubs.
  • Moderator: Juan José Hierro, CTO of FIWARE Foundation
  • María Jesús Serra, Digitalisation Area Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA)
  • Carlos Callejero, CEO of Digitanimal and Coordinator of the Cattlechain project
  • Juan Marcelo Gaitan, Director of DIH FIWARE Zone
  • Francisco Maroto-Molina, Assistant Professor of Department of Animal Production at ETSIAM at the University of Cordoba (UCO)
  • Javier Alejandre, CAP technician. Renewable Energies and Agrarian insurance of Unión de Pequeños Agricultores y Ganaderos (UPA)
  • Ana Belén Cabezas, Deputy Coordinator at Andalucía Agrotech


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