Implementation of a project under the Bridge Alfa program

Project title

Terrabio – an intelligent agricultural production system.

Subject of the project

The analytical and experimental research confirmed that it is possible to design a portable analyzer and carry out genetic identification of selected pathogens. The patent cloud includes the following pathents: P.427869 and P.423231. Technology is on III TRL. Thanks to the work, which is carried out using European Funds, the IV TRL for the analyzer and VI for the detection tests of Fusarium spp. and developement of the DNA isolation system will be achieved. As a result the user will be able to analyze pathogens in crops in much shorter time and with lower costs.

Project goals

The goal of the project is to:

  • develop a functional model of the Terrabio mobile analyzer along with a method of detecing Fusarium spp.,
  • develop isolation system of plant DNA material, 
  • assessment of seasonality of pathogens for a forecasting platform to be used in agro-food industry.

Planned outcomes

Using the Terrabio system ensures:

  • reduction of crop losses and pesticide usage, 
  • increase in crop quality,
  • forecast of crop plant infection by microorganisms.

Project value: 799 893 PLN.

Contribution from the European Funds: 639 914,40 PLN.

Timeframe: 02.01.2020-31.03.2021

The name of the program:

Intelligent Development Operational Program 2014-2020.
Measure 1.3: R&D works financed with capital funds.

Sub-measure 1.3.1: Support for research and development projects in the preseed phase by proof of concept funds – BRIdge Alfa.