Maximum innovation through cooperation

The NEXAT project is not a solo effort, but has been developed in close cooperation with leading agricultural machinery manufacturers and research institutions, among others. Due to its innovative, systemic approach, NEXAT offers the opportunity to combine the strengths of agricultural engineering developments.


Väderstad farm machinery is built to create the optimum environment allowing for perfect emergence in your field. Whether it’s cultivation, seedbed preparation or seed placement, our vision is to ensure perfect emergence to maximise yields. Together we will make you an even more successful farmer.

Herbert Dammann GmbH

The mechanical engineering company Herbert Dammann GmbH from Buxtehude-Hedendorf just outside Hamburg specializes in the high-precision application of liquids. The focus is on the areas of plant protection, municipal, track and airport technology.

Carl Geringhoff Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG

Geringhoff is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of harvesting solutions for agricultural harvesters. Starting as a blacksmith and agricultural machinery trading company founded in 1880, Geringhoff has developed into an internationally oriented agricultural machinery manufacturer – still family-run today in the fifth generation. The aim of the engineering company is to simplify the harvest of farmers, as well as to increase the productivity of the work. The main products include corn pickers, belt cutters, folding cutters, and sunflower and sorghum headers. Techniques for feed preparation complement the premium manufacturer’s versatile product portfolio.

Hochschule Osnabrück

Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences is the largest and most powerful university for applied sciences in Lower Saxony. With four faculties (Agricultural Sciences and Landscape Architecture, Engineering and Computer Science, Management, Culture and Technology in Lingen, and Economics and Social Sciences) and the Institute of Music, the university is located in Osnabrück and Lingen.

With the professorships for Agricultural Engineering AuL in the person of Prof. Dr. Hubert Korte and for Engineering and Computer Science in the person of Prof. Dr. Arno Ruckelshausen and Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Pfisterer, the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences is making decisive contributions to the development of the NEXAT system tractor with various projects.

Universität Bremen

The focus of the Optimization and Optimal Control group at the University of Bremen is the development of powerful numerical algorithms and their practical application to solve problems from research and industry. Highly accurate and simultaneously real-time control, precise perception of the environment through sensor fusion, and intelligent autonomy through advanced AI algorithms – these tasks are the focus of our research questions around real autonomous robotic systems such as self-driving vehicles.