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ANTARES aims to evolve BioSense Institute into a European Centre of Excellence (CoE) for advanced technologies in sustainable agriculture. With a budget of 28 million euros, out of which 14 million is the grant of the European Union and 14 million is national co-financing provided by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, ANTARES strives to boost research excellence, deliver disruptive digital solutions to the European farming sector, stimulate entrepreneurship and employment at regional level, and secure enough safe food for the growing global population.

The vision of BioSense is to be a European leader in research in ICT for agrifood and related biosystems. BioSense strives to create prosperity and sustainability for a broad ecosystem that includes academia, government, industry, farming community and civil society.

The mission of BioSense is to lead multidisciplinary, game-changing and needs-driven research to ensure safe and adequate food for the growing earth population, with a minimal environmental footprint. BioSense exists to generate, apply, and disseminate research findings through a global ecosystem of forward-looking stakeholders and build capacity in the field by empowering the next generation of technology-enabled professionals in the agrifood sector.