Case studies

Lithuania and Estonia

Lithuanian company, THRUST – Intelligent UAV systems, is developing a new generation fixed wing drones for aerial monitoring and diagnostics. They are designing and manufacturing drones designed to carry a combination of sensors, which scan everything below, collecting different layers of data, which later can be analysed to optimise the operations. Their key advantage – drones are designed to fly far (up to 300 km), at low (altitude from 100 m) and slow (cruise speed of 43 km/h). This allows their drones to out-perform other drones on the market  when it comes to large scale, high quality data gathering. Their focus for the last 3 years has been on electricity grid diagnostics, however in 2021 they are planning to enter the agriculture sector as well. To develop and test out drones for this purpose they are planning to apply for funding via AgROBOfood instrument and were looking  for partners from Estonia, Latvia and Poland. THRUST offered 50 000€ for the activities of the project partners and some fields will be scanned and analysed to provide insights on how to improve growing conditions and yields – the analytics software  providers claim that the gathered data allows to save costs on pesticides, fertilizers and detect irrigation flaws.  Altogether 2 partners from Estonia were interested in cooperation with Lithuanian companies, including eAgronom, e Agronom is a successful Estonian start-up that offers farm management software for grain producers. They applied together with Lithuanian company, THRUST – Intelligent  UAV systems applied together for funding from agROBOfood open call for Innovation Experiments.

Poland and Estonia

Estonian company is offering metal fabrication services online. Thanks to this service engineers can upload their CAD files (2D drawings or 3D models) for instant pricing. The algorithms calculate the price and lead time instantly based on the data gathered from manufacturing partners. In case the customers accept the price and pays, the job is forwarded to a partnering manufacturer who will take care of the production. This application helped two Polish companies from metal sector who deliver services of broadly spoken steel processing for example, cutting, welding, spinning, cutting, and welding to bring innovation to Polish metal sector. Thanks to this online platform Polish metal companies can find new potential customers. Platform makes metal company’s life much easier – it finds potential customer, organises logistics and invoicing. Thanks to engagement of Polish and Estonian Innovation Brokers both sides can improve the platform and introduce it to daily work of metal companies.