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Development of a mobile device for the quick on-site measurement of soil nutrients

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Project "MobiLab" data sheet

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Organization address
address: WERKSWEG 107
city: WEIZ
postcode: 8160

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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙302˙812 €
 EC max contribution 911˙968 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.2.4. (Sustainable and competitive bio-based industries and supporting the development of a European bioeconomy)
2. H2020-EU.3.2.1. (Sustainable agriculture and forestry)
3. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
4. H2020-EU.3.2.2. (Sustainable and competitive agri-food sector for a safe and healthy diet)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-2-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-06-01   to  2020-02-29


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    PESSL INSTRUMENTS GMBH AT (WEIZ) coordinator 911˙968.00


 Project objective

Today the application of fertilisers to agricultural crops is mainly based on calculations, estimations and recommendations and not on analyses of the actual demand of soil and plants. The resulting over-fertilisation has substantial disadvantages: Farmers suffer from reduced yields and unnecessary expenses for fertilisers, groundwater is polluted, surface water bodies are eutrophicated, greenhouse gas is emitted from soils and finite natural fertiliser resources are depleted. It is estimated that up to 35 % of the applied fertiliser could be saved if a method for the quick and simple determination of the fertiliser demand existed. Pessl GmbH, an Austrian SME specialised in the development of innovative products in the field of agricultural monitoring and precision farming, has developed MobiLab, a lab-on-a-chip sensor for the quick on-site determination of the concentrations of the most important plant nutrients (ammonia, nitrate, phosphate and potassium) in the soil, based on the outcomes of the award-winning EU project OPTIFERT. MobiLab will enable farmers to determine the fertiliser requirements of their fields within just a few minutes and without the need for any special knowledge. The proper functioning and the great potentials of the technology have been proven, but further technological developments as well as the finalisation of a commercialisation concept are necessary to achieve the market breakthrough. Based on the outcomes of phase 1 of the project, all necessary steps for a successful market introduction of the MobiLab system will be taken. The MobiLab nutrient sensor will help European farmers to save up to 35 % of their applied fertiliser, leading to total potential annual savings of up to 6 billion € on the EU level. At the same time, Pessl Instruments GmbH will be able to significantly grow in terms of turnover, profit and employees and to further expand its leading position on the world market for precision farming products.


List of deliverables.
Final prototype Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-16 15:48:09
Final version of MobiLab system Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-16 15:48:09
Education and training programme for “Sustainable Agriculture Experts” Documents, reports 2019-05-16 15:48:09
User manual Other 2019-05-16 15:48:09

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of MobiLab deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 G. KOKKINIS 1, G. KRIECHHAMMER 1, D.L SCHEIDL 1, M. SMOLKA 2 1 Pessl Instruments, Werksweg 107, 8160 Weiz, Austria 2 Joanneum Research GmbH, Franz-Pichler-Straße 30, 8160 Weiz, Austria
Challenges in The Commercialization of a Capillary Electrophoresis Microfluidic Platform
published pages: 57-58, ISSN: , DOI:
4th International Congress on Biomaterials & Biosensors BIOMASTEN 20019 (May 12-18 2019 2019-08-29
2017 Georgios Kokkinis1,2, Guenther Kriechhammer1, Daniel Scheidl1, Martin Smolka3
Lab-on-a-chip device for soil nutrient measurements
published pages: 4, ISSN: 1613-0073, DOI:
HAICTA 2017 Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment 8th, September 21-24, 2017 2019-06-11

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