Aarhus University and Innvite are the Danish partners in the EU-funded project ET4D, which focus on improving sustainability in dairy production.

ET4D is an ambitious EU-supported project with partners from eight countries: Germany, Hungary, Denmark, Estonia, Poland, Finland, Turkey and Israel. The project is supported through the EU program ICT-AGRI-FOOD, which in Denmark belongs to the Green Development and Demonstration Programme, GUDP.

ET4D’s main purpose is to:

  • Validate and expand the reporting frame of a data management system (DMS) with embedded sensors for on-farm use to collect and process data from dairy barns,
  • Demonstrate the system’s applicability in real word application by deploying it in commercial farms in different countries with different climatological and socio-economic boundary conditions,
  • Identify information requirements of different interest groups and demonstrate the potential added value of the information sharing for the farmer and other interest groups

The ET4D project is carried out by 11 partners together:

  1. Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy – primary contact and project manager, Sabrina Hempel
  2. AgHiTech LTD – primary contact, Thomas Banhazi
  3. Innvite ApS – primary contact, Thomas Bjerre
  4. Estonian University of Life Sciences – primary contact, Eugen Kokin
  5. MIGAL Galilee Research Institute – primary contact, Uri Marchaim
  6. University of Zielona Góra – primary contact, Joanna Frątczak-Muller
  7. Tokat Gaziosmapasa University – primary contact, Sefa Tarhan
  8. AKI Institute of Agricultural Economics – primary contact, Ildiko Tikasz
  9. OULU – Center for Wireless Communications – Networks and Systems – primary contact, Konstantin Mikhaylov
  10. Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences – primary contact, Sebastian Opalinski
  11. Aarhus University – Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering – primary contact, Claus Aage Grøn Sørensen