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JOHN DEERE
JOHN DEERE

Profile

John  Deere  is  the  largest  global  manufacturer  of  agricultural machinery and equipment and also the  leading  manufacturer  in  Europe  in  regards  to  production  and  technology  development.  There  is  a  strong  focus  on  smart  farming,  which  uses  satellite  systems,   wireless   communication   and   big   data   analytics  to  increase  crop  yields  in  a  profitable  and  sustainable  way  and  to  address  the  needs  of  food  safety and security of a growing world population.

Competences & Capabilities

The   participation   in   EIT   Food   is   coordinated   and   managed  by  the  John  Deere  European  Technology  Innovation  Center  (JD  ETIC).  As  one  of  its  key  pillars  ETIC  extends  John  Deere’s  partnerships  with  public  research  institutions,  NGOs  (CEMA,  VDMA,  VDI)  and  other companies in Europe.

Key focus areas are:

  • Sustainable farming
  • Automation & autonomy
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Sensor technologies
  • Electrification
JOHN DEERE

John Deere GmbH & Co. KG, European Technology Innovation Center, Strassburger Allee 3, 67657 Kaiserslautern, Germany

http://www.johndeere.com

Contact

Dr. Thomas Engel EngelThomas@JohnDeere.com
+49 160 9014 1373

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

JOHN DEERE
Education

Explore How Farmers Produce Food Sustainably

The course will focus on: What ‘sustainability’ means and how it applies to farming; How crops are grown in the EU - both arable and horticultural; How livestock is farmed in the EU to produce meat, dairy products and eggs; The challenges of feeding a rapidly expanding global population; The trade-offs involved in financially viable organic, environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable production methods; Which technologies are providing the most sustainable solutions

JOHN DEERE
Education

European Food Systems Education and Training (EFSET) Programme

The aim of the European Food Systems Education and Training (EFSET) Programme is to help address this need by providing postgraduate students with unique and exciting opportunities to tackle real-world food system-related problems set by industry partners in a collaborative fashion

JOHN DEERE
Public Engagement

Integrating Precision Farming in Computer Game

In spite of these benefits, its adoption by farmers remains low

JOHN DEERE
Innovation

Constituent sensing of small grains

 Additionally, food safety demands full traceability of crop constituents along the complete food processing chain

JOHN DEERE
Education

Agri-tech: The future of sustainable arable farming

Arable farmers can choose to adopt a wide-range of innovations including precision instruments in agricultural machinery, sensors, monitors, integration of earth observation data and mobile decision support apps

JOHN DEERE
Innovation

ISP - Isolation and Application of Plant-based Ice Structuring Proteins in Frozen Foods

In this project, we focus on the upscaled isolation of ISP from plant materials and their application in ice cream and bakery products

JOHN DEERE
Innovation

“LINKDAPA”: Linking multi-source data for adoption of precision agriculture

This project will use multi-source data to co-create with farmers and their advisers, crop management zones for precision agriculture (PA) solutions

JOHN DEERE
Innovation

Constituent sensing of small grains

Additionally, food safety requires the full traceability of crop constituents in the complete food value chain

JOHN DEERE
Innovation

DACWEED: Detection and ACtuation system for WEED management

Site Specific Weed Management (SSWM) can be achieved by applying a treatment only on the weed patches

JOHN DEERE
Education

Improving Food Production with Agricultural Technology and Plant Biotechnology

The course will focus on: Plant biotechnology; Agricultural technology; and Food science;

JOHN DEERE
Education

Focus on Farmers

However, farmer adoption of these technologies is often limited and therefore the benefits are not realised

JOHN DEERE
Education

EFSET - European Food Systems Education and Training

Through multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches that simultaneously target different parts of the food system, the course gives postgraduate students the confidence and skills necessary to bring about positive change

JOHN DEERE
Entrepreneurship

EIT Food Accelerator Network

Once you have applied for FAN, you will go through a rigorous selection process where you will be judged by a series of experts including successful entrepreneurs, investors and experts from the agriculture and food industries

JOHN DEERE
Entrepreneurship

EIT Food Accelerator Network FAN 2020

The number of startups accelerated will be increased from 50 to 60 in 2020

JOHN DEERE
Education

Food System Master of Science Programme

Develop in-depth knowledge about food systems through studying consecutively at three distinct European academic institutions and use your knowledge to drive the future transformation of the food system

JOHN DEERE
Education

Professional Development Framework

This activity will roll out the framework developed in 2019, and establish the certification basis for the food sector