Accelerating Innovative practices for Spraying Equipment, Training and Advising in European agriculture through the mobilization of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems

Start date: 1 May 2018

End date: 30 April 2021


In a nutshell:

INNOSETA is an European Union’s Horizon 2020 project aiming at establishing a self-sustaining and innovative thematic network on crop protection and the sustainable use of plant protection products (spray equipment, training and advice) to close the gap between new developments resulting from the numerous projects European research, and the use and exploitation of all this by the farmer. The project is coordinated by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain), with an international and representative consortium of 15 partners, coming from 8 EU countries, including the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA), COPA-COGECA and CEMA, with total budget of € 1 998 562,50.

The project intends to:

  • Create an inventory of directly applicable Spraying Equipment, Technologies and Applications from the large stock of research results and commercial applications;
  • Assess end-user needs and interests, and identify factors influencing adoption, taking into account regional/national specificities;
  • Generate interactive multi-actor, innovation-based collaborations among different stakeholders;
  • Set up of an ICT tool for the on-line assessment of the Spraying Equipment, Technologies and Applications and the crowdsourcing of grassroots-level ideas and needs;
  • Liaise with EIP-Agri and its structures.

The project already developed its INNOSETA Platform, a freely accessible repository of innovative spraying technology, training material, projects and papers tailored to the needs of the spraying community. More info on the platform can be found HERE


CEMA’s role:

INNOSETA will be an important opportunity for CEMA to continue working with ECPA and COPA-COGECA boosting the success of STEP-Water, the webtool developed jointly by CEMA and ECPA to help farmers and contractors to make a well thought through purchasing decision for a new sprayer - or retrofit old sprayers in terms of water protection.

Additionally, CEMA is supporting the creation of the innovative SETA solutions inventory (INNOSETA platform) by identifying and screening industry products/applications related to SETA that are already on the market.

In the frame of Dissemination and Communication activities, CEMA will:

  • Support the WP leader in the communications activities; including support in the organization of the project final conference;
  • Participate in events and meetings;
  • Contribute to the dissemination of the project;
  • And ensure a direct link with existing relevant international initiatives in the field of innovative spraying equipment.



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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 773864