#31 | February 2023


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.


From policy recommendations to practical implementation

[Pia Kattelus. Manager of International Affairs, Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia
Soila Huhtaluhta. Expert R&D, Project Manager, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences ]

The partner regions in Interreg Europe Regions 4 Food -project worked together to identify barriers, needs and good practices related to digitization of the agri-food value chain to maximise the growth potential of the digital economy in their regions and in wider Europe.


Interregional Innovation Investments Instrument Infoday: Strand 2b

The event informed to potential applicants about the call for proposals stemming from the I3 Instrument - Strand 2b, about Capacity Building in Less Developed Regions.

Final high points of SmartAgriHubs

The final edition of the project’s newsletter joins the valuable insights caught during these 4 years.

E-Learning Data: a free platform for digital skill acquisition in agro-digitalization

This platform has been developed within the Interreg POCTEP HUB IBERIA AGROTECH (HIBA) project and has been launched to help acquire digital skills in agro-digitalization.

PRIMA launches its 2023 call

The PRIMA Secretariat organised an Info Day presenting calls topics, rules of participation and steps to apply for.

European Research & Innovation Framework programs 2014-2027

The largest ever Public consultation on the past, present and future of the European Research & Innovation Framework programs 2014-2027.
Closing date: February 23rd, 2023.

AgTech contest for early state startups

Galicia Ventures, GLOCAL and Nera announce the AgTech Revolution contest, aimed at all agtech startups in early stages that seek to promote the transformation of agriculture.

EIT Food programs application open: Seedbed and FAN

Seedbed, the incubator program, is focused on aspiring entrepreneurs and researchers looking for market-validated business propositions. The EIT Food Accelerator Network (FAN) is targeted for (pre-)seed agrifood startups looking for tech validation and business acceleration to drive a successful market adoption.
Closing date: March 26th, 2023.

Questionnaire to suppliers in the agricultural and food supply chain on unfair trading practices (UTPs)

This survey by the JRC and the DG for Agriculture and Rural Development of the EC is carried out across all Member States and it targets suppliers covered by the Directive at the different stages of the agricultural and food supply chain. Available until March 15th, 2023.

I3 call. Strand 2b

Strand 2b projects refer to the concrete experimentation of new approaches, solutions and good practices to engage in interregional innovation processes mobilising ecosystems and in particular SMEs.

Deadline: 16 March 2023


PRIMA calls 2023nd call

PRIMA AWP 2023 includes Innovation Actions and Research and Innovation Actions, market replication and new technologies.

Deadline: 22 March (Section 1) and 29 March (Section 2) 2023

Events and workshops


February 2023



Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture Masterclass

This masterclass will show how much of an influence AI is currently having in the agriculture sector. The speakers will initially focus on application and domain, and do a deeper dive further into the talk.


February 2023



EIC ePitching with Investors

This exclusive service will include specific training and is an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences with fellow EIC companies.


March 2023



Pitch your Robot...Find your Investor

agROBOfood is organising an event that aims is to startups developing a robotic solution find an investor to fund their work and take it one step further.





Interreg Europe: Info days 2023 in your country

Points of contact of the Interreg Europe 29 Partner States organise information days to present the programme and its key features in local language, if possible. The upcoming events will inform mainly about the second call for proposals, expected to be opened from 15 March to 9 June 2023.
Documents & multimedia

Podcast: What's on the menu? Food Trends for 2023

EIT Food.

Organic farming in the EU: a decade of organic growth

European Commission.

Dealing with the demographic transition, drivers of change and impact across Europe.


Soil monitoring in Europe — Indicators and thresholds for soil health assessments.

European Environment Agency.

REGIONS2030 - European regional SDG indicators.



This newsletter is open to share your news, videos, documents, events, survey results, reports done, calls for funding, good practices and whatever relevant related to the digital transformation of the agrifood sector and that could be of interest to our members and stakeholders. Your contributions are more than welcome by the S3P Traceability & Big Data. Please, send them to: 


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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