SmartAgriHubs Flagship Innovation Experiments (FIEs) serve as benchmarks for other Innovation Experiments to strive towards. This is where technology solutions are put into practice. Flagship Innovation Experiments are conducted with the help of Digital Innovation Hubs which facilitate access to the latest knowledge and expertise, and technology support provided by Competence Centres.
They involve businesses that want to test and experiment with digital innovations and advanced technologies relevant to their products, processes or business models. Out of the European pool of Innovation Experiments, 28 have been highlighted as Flagship Innovation Experiments based on a number of criteria such as: the innovativeness of the experiment; the endorsement by existing Digital Innovation Hubs; and the degree to which it unites end-users and technology providers, by solving various agricultural challenges.