#12  May 2021



S3 Partnership on Traceability and Big Data

The monthly Newsletter of the S3 Partnership on Traceability and Big Data aims to provide information regarding opportunities for improving and promoting the digitalisation of the agrifood value chain in Europe, in the context of the regional smart specialisation strategies of each partner.

Measuring the SDGs in EU cities and regions

Alice Siragusa, Team Leader, Joint Research Centre, European Commission.


S3 thematic partnerships and new policy agendas of EU Green Deal and Agenda 2030 for sustainable development

Katerina Ciampi Stancova,  European Commission, Joint Research Centre.


Localising the SDGs at the interregional level

Cecilia Gañán de Molina is an international consultant and external European Commission expert in support of regional and urban development.


The Sustainable Development Goals as a roadmap to plant production

Marga Vintges, Strategic Advisor at the Municipality of Westland and the Greenport West-Holland.
Mario van Vliet, Self-employed entrepreneur/freelance. Communications Manager.



The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement initiative supports public procurers across Europe in developing and implementing innovation procurement.

Deadline: 25 May 2021


Information Sessions about startup programmes offered by EIT Food

Are you an agrifood entrepreneur from Southern or Eastern Europe? Do you plan to apply for one of the EIT Food startup programmes? Click on the link below to obtain further information and check next sessions. [READ MORE]

Traceability & Big Data attends Transfiere Forum in Málaga

Transfiere, European Meeting on Science, Technology and Innovation is the biggest professional and multi-sectoral Forum for knowledge and technology transfer that takes place in Spain, and that gathers the most relevant players in the national and international R&D&i ecosystem. [READ MORE]

Two pilot projects within SAH drive radical transparency and trust in agri-food supply chains

Trace Labs and Original Trail have developed in the framework FIE 28 two successful pilot projects using Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) and blockchain. [READ MORE]

Commission to launch ‘ERA hubs’ to boost regional innovation

The European Commission is working on a plan to give the regions more sway in research and innovation, and better access to the results.  [LINK]

iAgri, a smart platform to implement a new eco-sustainable agriculture model

This platform will collect the data in an automated way through the combination of sensors or advanced processing stations, the application of data processing techniques on external sources and the addition of data by the farmer. [READ MORE]

Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) funding instrument: a great opportunity

DG REGIO presents the I3 Instrument which will help actors involved in S3 Partnership to cluster to collaborate. [READ MORE]

PUBLIC INNOVATION PROCUREMENT: the Andalusian experience

Andalusia presented 3 of the projects which are being carried out under the figure of Public Procurement Innovation from the European Commission, as well as some lessons learnt along the process. [READ MORE]

EVEN UP International Challenge

A call for innovative and sustainable projects around the agriculture and nutrition of the future. It is open to all SME/Start Up internationally.
10 May 2021

PREPARE. SmartAgriHubs open call

Open call for Digital Innovation Hubs that are supporting organisations in the planning and definition of Innovation Experiments for digital transformation in the Agrifood economy.
26 May 2021

EXPAND. SmartAgriHubs call

Open Call for Digital Innovation Hubs that are supporting the realisation of Innovation Experiments, mobilising the related stakeholders and facilitating the access to Competence Centre related services.
Deadline: 26 May 2021

RESTART. SmartAgriHubs call

Open call for hackathon type of activities that will contribute to the RESTART of the European Agri-Food Economy with short and medium-term impact to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.
Deadline: 26 May 2021

AgroBoFood. Innovation Experiments

Opportunity for SMEs and start-ups from all over Europe to further develop and showcase innovative solutions for the application of robotic technologies in the agri-food industry, while in parallel utilizing the services of the agROBOfood DIHs and CC. Deadline: 31 May 2021

Joint call ERANETs

Circularity in mixed crops and livestock farming systems with emphasis on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Deadline: 26 May 2021

Eureka Clusters AI

The aim of this Call is to boost the productivity and competitiveness of European industries through the adoption and use of AI systems and services.
Deadline: 28 June 2021

BOWI: Mature Digital Innovation Hubs

A matchmaking process will be done in order to assign validated mature hubs with developing hubs in underrepresented regions, which will be selected via the BOWI 2nd Open Call: Widening Call for Developing Hubs. Deadline: 1 September 2021

18 May / On-line

Boosting economic recovery through innovation procurement

This workshop webinar offers practical insights into how innovation procurement can play a key role in tackling the significant challenges the European public sector is facing nowadays. [READ MORE]

18 May / On-line

TAF Talks series 2.0: InvestEU

A series of webinars that TAF is organising will focus on potential funding sources for inter-regional investment projects. [LINK]

25 May / On-line

Digital Agriculture Web Conference

EFITA is an International Conference dedicated to the state-of-the-art and future use of ICT in the agri-food sector and bio-resources production sectors. [LINK]

31 May / On-line

Politico's AI Summit

This event will address from the EU’s legislative framework on AI and data flow to tackling uncomfortable questions about people’s fundamental rights, misinformation, and international cooperation. [LINK]

15-17 June / Bilbao (Spain)

Food 4 Future

Food 4 Future aims to be the platform to discover the latest innovations and trends that are driving the transformation of the food industry such as: 4.0 technologies, concern for healthy eating, sustainable and efficient food production, or the fight against climate change. [LINK]

23-24 June / On-line

European Research and Innovation Days

This year marks the start of Horizon Europe, the most ambitious EU research and innovation programme ever and will be a decisive moment to strengthen our European Research Area. [LINK]
  • iSQAPER app. 
    It assesses soil quality and enables more sustainable agriculture.  
  • Study on the effectiveness of public innovation support for SMEs in Europe.
    By European Commission.  
  • Understanding the Spillovers and Transboundary Impacts of Public Policies: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for More Resilient Societies.
    By OECD/EC-JRC.  
  • Overcoming nine digital twin barriers for manufacturing SMEs.
    By Change2Twin.  

This e-Newsletter has been elaborated by the
S·3 Interregional Partnership on Traceability and Big Data in the agrifood value chain.
Editorial board: Region of Andalusia.

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