API-AGRO : technical institutes in start-up mode

The API-AGRO platform launched by the technical institutes (ACTA) now federates the main French stakeholders of the ecosystem in research and innovation around a shared data platform.

In agriculture, like in any other sector, data is crucial to achieve a digital transformation. But in order to utilize data, innovative businesses need to be able to access it in the first place. This is what motivated Arvalis in 2015 to propose the creation of a platform to share the data produced by technical institutes within ACTA. In 2017 API-AGRO reached a new milestone by becoming a start-up. The platform receives raw data, stores it and makes it available for the production of “refined” goods such as decision support tools, new apps, and services still to be invented !