EFFIDRIP, smart irrigation system project
EFFIDRIP, smart irrigation system project


AQUA ESPAÑA – Asociación Española de Empresas de Tratamiento y Control de Aguas / Spain

AQUA ESPAÑA is the Spanish Water Treatment and Control of Water Business Association, that launched in 1983 and with more than 100 members. It represents and defends the interests of the Water Business Sector, as well as it promotes its competitiveness and innovation. The main activity of AQUA ESPAÑA is the assessment to its members, the promotion of the networking in the sector, the lobbying activity, the participation in the standardization and certifications process and committees, the organization of technical training activities and to boost the innovation and competitiveness of the companies in the Sector.

EASA – Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Argolis/ Greece

EASA was founded in 1938 with the aim of promoting and commercializing local production of agri­­cul­­tu­­ral pro­ducts of its mem­­bers. It currently includes the 32 main cooperatives in the region of Argolis. In to­tal EASA represents around 5,000 far­mers who produce fresh fruit, mainly citrus. EASA provides con­sul­tancy, training and certification services to its mem­bers. Also, it develops industrial activity by pro­ces­sing fruit and commercializing products for final consumption and industrial use as concentrated juices.

COTR – Centro Operativo e de Tecnologia de Regadio / Portugal

COTR in a non-profit organization created in 1999 with the main goal to help the conversion of a big rain­fed agriculture area in Alentejo region to irrigation. For this, irrigation water management and irrigation tech­nology are the main activity areas and its related knowledge. This knowledge and technologies are transferred to the farmers as the main water users. COTR members include departments of Mi­nis­try of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Regional Planning, universities, cooperative and farmers asso­ciations, water users as­so­ciations, irrigation contractors, and other services companies.

Evangelos Papandrianos / Greece

EPAP has been producing fruit since 1980. His business activities are related to the production of man­da­rins and oranges but also tomatoes and cucumbers. All the cultivated area is irrigated by means of drip irrigation systems.


GEOMATIONS SA was established in 2004 as a spinoff company of the Agricultural University of Athens and the Zenon SA, a robotics and informatics company. It was funded by the program for “Innovation” of the Greek Ministry of Development, in support of the “knowledge intensive” companies. The company is active on research, product development, and ins­ta­lla­tions for applications related to automation in the Ur­ban, the Industrial and the Agricultural environment. It is specialized in automation of primary food pro­duction. The key features of the technology are Intelligence, Reliability and Low Cost, accom­pa­nied with “tech­nical support and connectivity” features, in order to operate as a bridge of knowledge from re­search to the production side.

Macraut Ingenieros, S.L. / Spain

MACRAUT designs, manufactures, commercialises and implements industrial telemanagement equip­ments and systems for the water, environment and energy sectors. This company also develop and com­mercialise software solutions for su­per­vision, exploration and management. MACRAUT’s main ac­ti­vi­ty is the design and manufacture of remote control and re­mote monitoring systems, and the cen­tra­lized managing for the integral water cycle, irrigation, energy and environmental con­trol, and also their commercialization them with the trademarks PEcom System and PEView System, and the com­ple­men­tary engineering services required.

Hubel Verde / Portugal

Established in 1995, Hubel Verde is present in the introduction of liquid fertilizers and soilless crops (also known as “hy­dro­ponics”) in Portugal, as a result of our constant wage on innovation. Currently our portfolio of agronomic technology-ba­sed services and products comprehend all national agricultural ranks, where our solutions are acknowledged for their qua­li­ty, reliability and degree of innovation. Regarding vegetal nutrition, we point out “Adubos Líquidos VS” (liquid fertilizers), which have been widely implemented in agro-industrial produce in Ribatejo and Alentejo, reflecting the quality of our pro­ducts and technical assistance services. To what concerns protected agriculture, we are present in nutrition and green hou­sing, but also in modeling and implementing productive methods, where hydroponics stand out, area in which we hold so­lid expertise. Our integrated market approach is accredited by the thousands of Iberian hectares where Hubel Verde is pre­sent and by the many farmers who have been trusting our services and products year after year.

McBurney Scientific Ltd. / United Kingdom

McBurney Scientific has expertise in development, manufacture and use of electronic sensors for monitoring soil and plant water status including the trademark T:Wave soil moisture/temperature sensor  and associated electronic systems for wireless and serial cable data transmission and internet portal for data display. Together with associates, the company supports every aspect of irrigation electronics, internet communication systems and application of numerical models for irrigation scheduling.

ATEKNEA – Ateknea Solutions / Spain

Ateknea Solutions brings together four research and innovation companies operating at a European level for over 15 years.   The group will pool the expertise and know-how of more than 130 professionals working in Catalonia, Hungary, Malta and Poland.  Ateknea aims to assist European SMEs in transforming their innovative ideas into real marketable products and services that are crucial for their success.  By offering tailor-made services for innovation, such as technological development and coaching, Ateknea’s experts cover a wide range of engineering and scientific areas.  Moreover, they have extensive experience in attracting and raising funds from both public institutions and private investors.

IRTA – Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries / Spain

IRTA is a public research institution attached to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Action of the regional Go­vern­ment of Catalonia, Spain. IRTA’s mission is to contribute to modernising, improving, boosting competitiveness, and fos­te­ring sustainable development in the primary and industrial food sec­tors like pig, veal, sheep, rabbit and poultry production and safety, aquaculture, horticulture and crops, oli­ve oil, dry fruits, agroforestry, meat industry, fish industry, dairy industry, ve­getable industry, agronomy and food processing machinery, food additives, food packaging, etc.

ALTERRA – Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek / The Netherlands

Alterra is the research institute for our green living environment. We offer a combination of practical and scientific research in a multitude of disciplines related to the green world around us and the sustainable use of our living environment. Flora and fauna, soil, water, the environment, geo-information and remote sensing, landscape and spatial planning, man and so­ciety: just a few of the numerous aspects of our green environment that Alterra focuses on. Alterra is part of the Wagen­in­gen University and Research Centre concern (Wageningen UR). In research and education we closely co-operate with the school of En­vironmental Sciences from Wageningen University. With this partner we contribute to a high quality and sus­tain­able green living environment. The exchange of expertise and capacity and the match be­tween fundamental and prac­ti­cal research in various projects give us a scientific advantage.