October 2023

Presentation of the DIVINE Project at the Synergy Days Conference

Last week, Horizon Europe Divine Project was successfully presented at the Synergy Days Conference, hosted by Smart Agri Hubs in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Our partner, Nikos Kalatzis from NEUROPUBLIC, delivered a compelling 3-minute pitch that highlighted DIVINEproject&39;s visionary goals and activities. We also seized the opportunity to amplify and promote collaboration with other related EU-funded projects, including but not limited to Agridataspace, Data4Food2030 and QuantiFarm.

Finally, our DIVINE booth attracted numerous stakeholders and digital innovators of the European agrifood sector. Visitors had the chance to get informed about our mission to boost the dataeconomy in agriculture and our efforts to revolutionize the agricultural sector by leveraging the power of agridata.

We are thrilled to be at the forefront of this transformation in the European agri-food sector and we can’t wait to continue making progress together towards it. Stay tuned for more updates!

September 2023

Discussion with EC project officers about the Deliverable 3.1

Fostering a Common European Agri Data Space!

Last week, core WP3 partners of the Horizon Europe Divine Project had the chance to engage in a productive discussion with EC project officers about the Deliverable 3.1 “Agricultural Data Space Ecosystem – Release 1”.

The main focus of the discussion was on:

  • Common Agricultural Data Model and Semantic Interoperability
  • Data Management and Integration
  • Data Transparency, Protection, Trust, Sovereignty, Traceability, and Usage Monitoring
  • Agricultural Data Space Ecosystem Development and Data Stakeholder Interaction

Both sides made interesting remarks and shared knowledge and experiences to further facilitate the creation of a Common European Agri Data Space and address the challenges that lie ahead.

August 2023

Divine - AgriDataSpace Joint Meeting

We are thrilled to announce the continuation of our successful collaboration with Agridataspace HorizonEurope CSA Project, which was launched in July 2023. On August 24th, our teams came together once again to identify targeted tasks for creating synergies, exchange invaluable knowledge and experience, and explore the potential of producing joint outputs.

Our bilateral discussions revolved around three key areas:

  • Business modeling, market analysis, and exploitation strategies
  • Data sharing governance models and policy making
  • Data innovation, digital strategies and frameworks

Both projects remain committed to our shared mission of strategically transforming the agriculture sector in Europe.

Stay tuned for more updates as our collaborative journey continues!

July 2023

Presentation of the Horizon Europe Divine Project at IEEECOINS 2023

Our project coordinator, Professor Ioanna Roussaki, chaired the Agriculture Vertical Track at the IEEE International Conference on Omni-Layer Intelligent Systems (IEEECOINS), which was held from July 23rd to July 25th, 2023, in Berlin, Germany.

There, she had the chance to present the vision and the main outputs of the Horizon Europe Divine Project.

She discussed various aspects of the project with the session participants, received very positive feedback and interesting remarks, while she had the chance to establish new links of DIVINE with related initiatives and research groups across the globe.

We are excited about the positive reception that our project received, and we hope that these new partnerships will strengthen DIVINE’s global impact.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates!

Presentation of the Divine Project at the Agridataspace consortium

On July 12, our coordinator, Prof. Ioanna Roussaki, had the chance to present Horizon Europe Divine Project to the Agridataspace consortium. This milestone event marks the beginning of a promising collaboration with the AgriDataSpace Project.

In our first joint virtual meeting, we explored collaboration channels between the two projects, examining both technical and business perspectives. Representatives from DGAGRI and DGCNECT also participated in the discussion, highlighting the potential benefits of our joint efforts.

Both DIVINE and AgriDataSpace aim to leverage agridata to pave the way for transformations in the agricultural sector. DIVINE plans to demonstrate the value of agridatasharing to boost the dataeconomy in agriculture while AgriDataSpace is dedicated to building a European framework for the secure and trusted dataspace for agriculture.

We are thrilled about this new collaboration and the potential it holds for revolutionizing the agricultural industry. Stay tuned for more updates as we are scheduling our next joint meeting!

Presentation of the Divine Project at the online gymnasium of the World Farmers' Organisation

On July 4, our partners Anil Turkmayali (International Data Spaces Association), Giulia Antonucci (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA), and Alessandra Diana (FARM EUROPE) presented the Horizon Europe Divine Project at the online gymnasium of the World Farmers' Organisation. Together, they shed light on the immense power of datasharing, dataspaces, and IDS in revolutionizing the agriculture industry.

The session was interactive, fostering engagement with young farmers through a survey. The key findings of this survey are the following:

  1. Farmers require technical support and guidance to facilitate data sharing.
  2. Farmers seek assistance in leveraging and maximizing the value of their data.
  3. Farmers emphasize the significance of accessing high-quality data within a dataspace, as well as the need for an effective mechanism to assess and ensure data quality.

We are committed to addressing these needs and empowering farmers on their digital journey. Together, let's continue leveraging the transformative capabilities of data to drive positive change in the agriculture sector!

June 2023

DIVINE Project 3rd Plenary Meeting in Talinn, Esthonia

The 3rd plenary meeting of the Horizon Europe Divine Project was successfully held in the beautiful city of Tallinn, Estonia.

Our dedicated partners united forces, making final preparations for the highly anticipated launch of the DIVINE pilots, which are aimed at demonstrating the value of agridata sharing.

Shout-out to our amazing host, Digiotouch OU, for their exceptional hospitality and support throughout the event!

DIVINE Project in EU AgriResearch Conference 2023

Our project coordinator, Professor Ioanna Roussaki, represented Horizon Europe Divine Project at the 2023 EU AgriResearch Conference, which took place in Brussels on 31 May – 1 June. There, she had the chance to promote the work of DIVINE and initiate collaboration with other Horizon Europe projects, such as AgriDataSpaces.

The session on "Digital and Data technologies in agriculture: R&I for sectoral transformation" was of particular interest providing valuable insights into the main research and innovation needs and opportunities in the agriculture sector, as well as the respective barriers and challenges in place that need to be addressed. The implementation of a Common European Agricultural DataSpace is planned and DIVINE has already started preparing related outputs to support this initiative.

May 2023

DIVINE Project in WFO General Assembly 2023

Representatives from Horizon Europe Divine Project attended WFO General Assembly 2023 in Sun City, South Africa and engaged with hundreds of farmers and other stakeholders in agriculture, mainly from the private sector and the media.

Throughout the WFOGA2023, we had the chance to showcase our DIVINE project's vision and preliminary results, demonstrating how data-driven approaches can significantly enhance farming outcomes and mitigate climate change.

Special thanks to all the attendees for their keen interest and positive feedback and of course, to World Farmers' Organisation for organizing such an impactful event.

April 2023

DIVINE Meeting with Commission and REA on Wed 19/4/2023

On Wed 19/4/2023, the Horizon Europe Divine Project was presented to EC policy officers from DGAgri and DGCNect units. We had a fruitful discussion on several aspects related to our proposed agricultural dataspace ecosystem, including but not limited to:

  • Means to boost the agridata economy
  • Targeted types of data and dataspaces under our radar
  • Incentives to farmers for datasharing and
  • mapping to policy needs and legislative requirements

Finally, we explored potential opportunities arising from cooperations with other sister projects.

February 2023

Second Project Meeting in Palermo, Italy

The 2nd Plenary Meeting of the DIVINE project was successfully held in Palermo, Italy, on 22-23 February, 2023. Two intense days full of discussions, progress reporting, task alignment and planning of future activities to achieve the ultimate goal of boosting the Data Economy in Agriculture through AgriData sharing.

November 2022

Project presentation at EU Synergy Workshop

Representatives from DIVINE attended a recent technical workshop in Brussels focused on ‘Research and Innovation in Agricultural data – achieving synergies, mapping achievements, knowledge gaps and potentials’. The event was organised jointly by the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), the Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), and the Directorate‑General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD).

The workshop took place in Brussels on 16 and 17 November 2022. The main objectives were to:

  • Take stock of R&I achievements in the field of agricultural data;
  • Map planned R&I activities in the field of agricultural data and achieve synergies between projects, and
  • Identify R&I needs to exploit the potential of data and data technologies for agriculture and policy monitoring.

DIVINE project coordinator, Professor Ioanna Roussaki (ICCS), and WP6 Leader, Szabolcs Zoldreti (Farm Europe), presented the project and initiated collaboration with related projects.

October 2022

June 2022

DIVINE participates in IOT WEEK 2022

DIVINE participated in IoT Week 2022 which took place in Dublin, Ireland from June 20-23rd. The IoT Week is a 4 day conference where leaders from the worlds of business, technology, science and academia shed light on the future of technology and its impact on business and life. Representatives from around the world attended over 135 sessions which took place across various sectors.


Presentation of the DIVINE project.
DIVINE vision toward Data Economy: Ioanna Roussaki - NTUA (DIVINE coordinator)