Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline. For more information, visit: atos.net.

Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) is the R&D hub for emerging technologies and a key reference for the whole Atos group. With more than 28 years of experience in running Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) projects, we have become a well-known player in the EU context. Our multidisciplinary and multicultural team has the skills to cover all the activities needed to run projects successfully, from scientific leadership to partnership coordination, from development of emerging technologies to the exploitation of project outcomes, with a strong focus on dissemination, innovation adoption and commercialization.

Atos is a founding member of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative). Our company is a major partner in Future Internet-related initiatives being member of the FI PPP Steering Board and Industrial Advisory Board. Since 2014, Atos is a founding member of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA), assuming the role of Vice-presidency General and being part of the Board of Directors. We are also member of the 5G PPP Steering Board. Additionally, Atos is a member of NetWorld2020, NEM, Nanomedicine, ERTICO, ARTEMIS, CELTIC, NIS, EOS, PESI, LSEC, ETSI, OW2, OASIS, Cloud Security Alliance, Eurocities, etc. Finally, Atos is a core member of the KIC for EIT Health Innolife and an official member of the KIC EIT ICT Labs associated node Madrid. At national level, Atos is currently holding the Presidency and Secretary of PLANETIC for ICT, as well as the Vice-presidency of es.Internet for Future Internet technologies, and is member of several others, such as Logistop for Integral Logistics or the Spanish Railways Technology Platform.

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2015 pro forma annual revenue of €12 billion and 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

EOX IT Services GmbH is a young, innovative company, founded in the year 2008 by people driven by the will to grasp the market perspectives present in the field of spatial observation information technology. The main area of EOX activities concerns development and advancement of e-environment and geo-spatial information infrastructures with a particular focus on satellite Earth Observation systems and next generation applications.

WirelessInfo is private Czech research institute (Living lab) founded in 2003 with focus on precision farming, soil protection, waste management, landscape management and ICT for agriculture. WRLS has a very wide field of activities with a big exploitative research, innovation and implementation potential on both on Czech market and International market. WirelessInfo brings together SMEs, research and industry and directly involves end users in research and development. WirelessInfo also contribute to number of roadmaking activates and vision about innovation in area of agriculture and rural development. WirelessInfo connect skills in precision farming soil management, land use and land scape management with high skills in ICT namely sensors and GIS technologies.
Part of activities of WirelessInfo is linked with feasibility studies and economical assessment of new methods for agriculture and implementation of new types of tactical planning methods for agriculture. The objective of WirelessInfo research is to use innovation to improve to improve the quality of decisions in the agriculture, improve employment opportunities for the residents of rural areas, strengthen the rural economy and support the creation of solutions for precision farming, Agri food chain and Agri logistic.

The National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture (NPA) was established by the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania in 1999 for the purpose of administration of the support, provided for agricultural and rural development by the Republic of Lithuania and the European Union (EU).
The objective of the NPA activity is the effective and transparent implementation of EU and national support measures for agriculture, rural development and fisheries. At present, the NPA administers measures under Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, supported by European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), Direct Payments supported by European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF), Foreign Trade Mechanisms (EAGF), measures of Lithuanian Fisheries Sector for 2014-2020 supported by European Fisheries Fund (EFF), state aid.

While performing its activities the NPA puts all the efforts to provide the EU and national support to the farmers in the most efficient, expeditious and transparent way. The institution is continuously looking for new approaches in striving to simplify and reduce the administrative burden both to the farmers and the NPA staff with the account of its customers’ aspirations and proposals on possibilities of further operational improvement. The NPA is among the public institutions in Lithuania, most actively introducing innovations related both to the technical and administrative aspects of its daily operation.

The NPA jointly with several other EU paying agencies has not only submitted to the EC proposals on simplification of CAP (reducing the number of sanctions for farmers for minor infringements and refusing controls of excessive requirements), but also has initiated a revolutionary idea “support without application”, which has been presented to the EC in the form of a Memorandum, agreed upon by the other EU PAs. This idea is feasible basing on the information of the relevant registers and satellite imagery, allowing to identify the status of the farmers’ cultivated land as well as farmers’ compliance with the requirements. The implementation of the idea would allow to abandon controls, reduce the support administration costs, thus focusing mainly on consultancy and prevention of irregularities.

GeoVille (http://www.geoville.com) is an internationally operating company, providing consultancy, services and products related to remote sensing, geo-information and geographic information systems and has longstanding experience in the field of environmental and agricultural monitoring. GeoVille’s focus is on the integration of satellite earth observation based information and in-situ data in order to provide assessment and monitoring services. We enable geographic accounting of human and natural dynamics through a satellite’s eye, adding the spatial dimension to information gathering, analysis and monitoring, for policy support and informed decision making. GeoVille provides value-added services for remotely sensed data and GIS applications in the land domain with focus on agriculture, regional and spatial planning, environmental surveillance, forestry, biodiversity, water management and infrastructure applications. GeoVille operates since 1998 and has project implementations in more than 130 countries of the World. Our customers stem from private industry sectors, public organizations and research institutes.
We see our mission as to provide turnkey solutions for efficient spatial data management and analysis. By close cooperation with our customers, we aim at optimizing the value of their spatial data and information. At GeoVille, we know that success in the rapidly advancing field of remote sensing requires not only adequate technical infrastructure, but also profound understanding of the relationship between customer demands, fields of application and available technology.

e-GEOS is a joint venture between Telespazio S.p.A. (80%) and the Italian Space Agency (20%), entered into force on June 2009. The two shareholders have assigned to e-GEOS respectively the whole EO Division and the world-wide exclusive distribution of data and services from the COSMO-SkyMed Constellation, developed by ASI in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Defence.

e-GEOS is a leading international player in the EO and Geo-Spatial Information business. e-GEOS offers a unique portfolio of applications services, also thanks to the monitoring capabilities of COSMO-SkyMed Constellation, and has acquired leading position within European Copernicus Program. Application services include: monitoring for environmental protection, rush mapping in support to natural disaster management and humanitarian aid, specialized products for defence and intelligence, oil spill and ship detection for maritime surveillance, interferometric measurements for landslides and ground subsidence analysis, thematic mapping for agriculture and forestry.

Plan4all is a non-profit association sustaining and further enhancing the results of multiple research and innovation projects. Plan4all conducts research and experimental development and transfers the gained knowledge into practice.

Plan4all aggregates large open datasets related to planning activities in different specialisms including spatial planning, transport, urban planning, environment, tourism and precision farming. Plan4all makes sure that open data are easily accessible for reuse, data are maintained and their quality is improved.

Plan4all is an umbrella organisation of 38 partners from 18 countries including public bodies, universities, research organisations and business partners. Plan4all is a member of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative.

The members of Plan4all have different expertise in IT and GIT, data management, infrastructures in domains including spatial data harmonisation, data analysis and visualisation, web app and tool development, user engagement and business planning. The task of Plan4all is to guarantee sustainability of large Open Data sets harmonised on the base of principles of W3C, INSPIRE, GEOSS and Copernicus.

Founded in 1872, the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA W) is a scientific establishment under the Regional Government of Wallonia. CRA-W employs over 450 people, among them 120 scientists including doctors of agricultural science, engineers or graduates. Spread over three sites (Gembloux, Libramont and Mussy-la-Ville), the Centre occupies some 300 hectares of offices, laboratories, greenhouses, orchards and experimental fields. Regionalised on 1 October 2002, the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre, now a public-interest organisation, is the only public agricultural research centre run by the Region (Regional Government of Wallonia decree dated 3 July 2003 - Moniteur Belge 18.07.2003).

CRA-W visions and values aim at, as public institution, maintaining and developing the scientific excellence and societal usefulness that legitimize it as a special contributor to the sustainable development of the agricultural industry in Wallonia in its economic, ecological and cultural dimension.

PROGIS Software GmbH is a GIS-software developing expert, dedicated to the developments of applications for the rural area-sector. Based on the core-product WinGIS, a Windows based object oriented GIS, PROGIS is offering a wide range of applications for agriculture, forestry, ecology, risk- and land management. Included are tools for logistics, community management, utility management, GeoInfotainment, precision farming and virtual farming. Next to turnkey solutions for single users, PROGIS is offering solutions for regional industries, advisory services and for complete countries.