EIT Food partner ART21 announces over €1 million of high-tech services to help rebuild Ukraine’s agrifood sector
Lithuanian agrifood tech innovation house ART21 has committed a package of high-tech services worth over €1 million which will help rebuild and modernise Ukraine’s agrifood supply chains after the war.
ART21, a partner of EIT Food, the world’s largest and most dynamic food innovation community, has announced a number of measures to help the people of Ukraine during and after the war. EIT Food is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
ART21 has confirmed it will implement a package of high-tech solutions worth over €1 million to help Ukraine rebuild and modernise its infrastructure and economy when the war ends. By modernising infrastructure facilities such as ports and major food warehouses free of charge, ART21 will contribute to the revitalisation of Ukraine’s agrifood supply chains.
The Lithuanian innovation company will provide Ukraine with licenses for the critical software AgroSmart, a crop farm process management software designed to improve efficiency and productivity and reduce farmer costs. It will also implement high-tech solutions for precision agriculture and food safety chain authentication.
The support provided by ART21 will have a significant impact as agriculture is a critical part of the Ukrainian economy, with 70% of the country used for agricultural purposes (1).
The Lithuanian agrifood tech innovation house is currently providing financial support to Ukraine and has additionally announced it will employ at least 20 war refugees from Ukraine, as well as cover their accommodation costs.
Augustas Alešiūnas, CEO of ART21, said:
“I believe that we must support the Ukrainian people in all possible ways. As a socially responsible business, we want to contribute to providing care and dignified living conditions for people who were forced to leave their homes.”
To learn more about the package of measures, visit the ART21 website.
- World Data Center System of the International Science Council (ISC): Ukraine
ART21 is an AgriFood Tech innovation house from Lithuania, focused on applying breakthrough technologies and providing novel solutions for the agriculture, food and associated sectors in the Baltic states and beyond. The R&D&I activities, products and services developed by the company encompass precision agriculture, predictive and decision support systems, sustainable farm management, supply chain management, food integrity and authenticity.
About EIT Food
EIT Food is the world’s largest and most dynamic food innovation community. We accelerate innovation to build a future-fit food system that produces healthy and sustainable food for all.
Supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, we invest in projects, organisations and individuals that share our goals for a healthy and sustainable food system. We unlock innovation potential in businesses and universities, and create and scale agrifood startups to bring new technologies and products to market. We equip entrepreneurs and professionals with the skills needed to transform the food system and put consumers at the heart of our work, helping build trust by reconnecting them to the origins of their food.
We are one of eight innovation communities established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent EU body set up in 2008 to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.