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European Innovation Partnership project

Developing the sensor technology of the future

Heliospectra is leading an innovation project supported by EU funds; European Innovation Partnership (EIP). The overall purpose for the EIP-support is to create better connections through research, new techniques and practical work within agriculture, garden and reindeer husbandry. It should also lead up to developing good, practical and innovative solutions for joint challenges within different areas.

Heliospectra's approved project is called “New method for biotic stress detection in horticultural production”. The innovation comprises of an optical sensor which measures the chlorophyll fluorescence on canopy level at a change in incoming light, produced by Heliospectra lighting systems in a greenhouse environment. The goal of the project is to detect stress caused by light and other non biotic factors such as drought and salt. The technique could also be used for early detection of biotic stress which is plant stress caused by pests or other disease aggressions.

For more information:
Heliospectra
Daniel Bånkestad
+46 707 55 15 29
Daniel.bankestad@heliospectra.com
www.heliospectra.com
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