FSAGROTECHNOLOGIES

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Project presentation

101074452 – LIFE21-CCA-ES-HYDROSTICK

The climate change manifests in longer periods of drought on one hand and extreme overflow of watercourses on the other hand. This will significantly disrupt the agriculture sector, which strongly relies on certain temperatures and precipitation levels. The farming choices and the climate will determine the water footprint of agriculture: over-exploitation of water resources is a threat to farming and the environment.

Our TEAM

FERNANDO SARRIA AGROTECHNOLOGIES S.L. (FSA), a company which was born with the mission of bringing high technology to the market at an affordable price, combining product and service. FSA was founded in July 2019, drawing from the experts and innovators of FSESTRUCTURAS under the lead of Fernando Sarria, architect, expert in agile project management and innovation management.

The leading entity is FERNANDO SARRIA AGROTECHNOLOGIES (FSA) inventor and developer of the Hydrostick technology, and in this project it will be accompanied by AN S.Coop. (AN), which will lead the validation process and the Instituto de Agrobiotecnología (IDAB-CSIC) which will be in charge of designing and executing a validation plan for the validation of the HYDROSTICK in different fields.

Research & Innovation

The LIFE HYDROSTICK technology will be demonstrated in real scale, to showcase its performance and its ability to achieve substantial water savings and efficiency in the use of fertilizers and fertigation practices. It will be first validated in greenhouse, followed by a full scale demonstration in 4 pilot crops of 2 Spanish locations (Navarra, Extremadura).

The leading entity is FERNANDO SARRIA AGROTECHNOLOGIES (FSA) inventor and developer of the Hydrostick technology, and in this project it will be accompanied by AN S.Coop. (AN), which will lead the validation process and the Instituto de Agrobiotecnología (IDAB-CSIC) which will be in charge of designing and executing a validation plan for the validation of the HYDROSTICK in different fields.

The methodology consists of 6 WP related not only the real scale testing, but also the technology scaling-up, dissemination and communication of results, design for replication and transferability and exploitation of project results. 5 environmental KPIs have been defined to monitor the impacts that the project aims to achieve.

Progress

We organise our work with six work packages that aim us towards our final goal: to have HYDROSTICK devices making the world a better place in every crop plot.

Our progress highlight: We have created our first HYDROSTICK functioning prototype.

WP1: Project management and coordination activities. A strong project management body capable of efficient management that will ensure smooth sailing throughout the project by tackling administrative, financial and legal issues is designed and running.

A Risk assessment and quality assurance plan has been created.

A data management plan has been created.

WP2: Hydrostick system final design and validation. The first functioning HYDROSTICK prototype has been created. It includes a mechanical prototype of the design of the device, motherboard, sensoring capabilities and all other electronic subsystems necessary for this stage.

WP3: Prototype upscaling and pre-series production. We are on our way to designing a production process for the Hydrostick probe fabrication.

WP4: Test plan design and implementation. Once we finish our final functioning prototype, we will follow a testing plan to monitor our environmental impact, and 2 KPI-reports describing the estimated and actually achieved KPIs will be elaborated.

WP5: Dissemination and communication. We have designed a potent dissemination and communication plan, in order to communicate the projects results to relevant target groups and stakeholders and raise awareness for the problem that is treated in the project and advertise the solution.

WP6: Sustainability, replication, and exploitation of project results. We are on our way to develop a business plan for the commercial exploitatio

FSAGROTECHNOLOGIES – LIFE HYDROSTICK

Our progress highlight: We have created our first HYDROSTICK functioning prototype.

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