#5  October 2020



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.

Covid-19 forced micro enterprises to reshape and invest in the development of their business

[Teija Rautaiainen and Helena Merikoski / Research Managers at South Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences]

As we now know, covid-19 halted companies business unprecedentedly quickly and unpredictably. Perhaps, micro enterprises have been the biggest sufferers of this new situation… [READ MORE]

Pays de la Loire looks for European solution providers

Pays de la Loire will organise two hackathon that shall provide effective solutions around the themes of local food systems, work force, logistics, retail and connection to the consumer.  [READ MORE]

Looking for regions and associated members: Twitter week

There is still avaible some dates for a dedicated Twitter week in the @DataAgriS3 account. Let our audience know your activities, projects, next events, etc. Check and select the aviable dates here.  [READ MORE]

The Partnership present in Startup Europe Smart Agrifood Summit

T&BD participated in this international meeting where the agrifood and digital ecosystems were present.  [READ MORE]

TBD webinar: “Driving Earth observation with Artificial Intelligence”

The September Webinar organised by the S·3 Partnership on Traceability and Big Data was dedicated to the topic of Earth observation through Technology, and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can contribute to this purpose.  [READ MORE]

Agricultural Technology Navigator, a new tool to Competence Center

The September Webinar organized by the S·3 Partnership on Traceability and Big Data was dedicated to the topic of Earth observation through Technology, and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can contribute to this purpose. [READ MORE]

Surveillance Unit kick-off meeting

Last September 22 took place the first meeting of this new Surveillance Unit that aims at taking advantage of the existing funding opportunities.  [READ MORE]

Kick-off European Federation of Data Driven Innovation Hubs

Under the paradigm “European catalogue, regional offer”, this federation has a two-fold objective: on the one hand, the creation of a federated catalogue that combines data driven services and data sources coming from the individual offers of the DIHs, enriched with solutions and assets coming from past and existing European projects, and other marketplaces and catalogues in Europe. On the other, to make it accessible by DIHs at regional and local level to small and medium size actors, so they can benefit from the latest European advances on Big Data and AI.  [READ MORE]

Workshop on a Common European Agricultural Data Space in the Digital Europe Programme 

The main objective was to refine the concept of a common European agricultural data space, answering the specific needs of the agricultural sector in the context of the Digital Europe Programme.  [READ MORE]

Best Practice TrackGrowingData 

The TrackGrowingData project has elaborated a Map above presents four stem-themes where clusters and their SMEs members can start navigating solutions to tackle the challenges of Big Data & Traceability. Check out on our web.  

DEMETER-Open call #1- Develop

Aims to attract and engage Startups/ SMEs with technology products that can be implemented within the agro-business sector. 

COST Research networks 

COST funds the creation of research networks offering an open space for collaboration among scientists across Europe (and beyond).

Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) 

FTI targets relatively mature, ground-breaking new technologies, concepts, processes and business models that need final development to be able to shape a new market and achieve wider deployment.


Open calls to expand the existing SmartAgriHubs community network with additional stakeholders and promoting the realisation of new innovation experiments.  [READ MORE]

I4MS Open Calls

Find funding opportunities for the Digital Transformation of the European Industry in relation to additive manufacturing.

12-13-14 October / On-line

Outermost regions Forum 2020 “Together for a sustainable future”

Register for the #FORUMRUP2020 to attend a session on supporting economic recovery in #OutermostRegions, with the Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms @ElisaFerreiraEC and the Outermost Regions Presidents.  [READ MORE]

13 October / On-line

Regional Perspectives on Smart Farming

Partnership on Traceability and Big Data will share insights on regional perspectives of smart farming with IoF2020 and SmartAgriHubs. This webinar will shed light on the role of DIHs in the regional development of digital farming. [READ MORE]

13-15 October / Brussels (Belgium)

Eudatathon 2020

Innovating for Europe with EU Open Data. #EUdatathon and discover what our 12 finalist teams propose for the:  [READ MORE]

21 October / On-line

Elevator Pitch and Matchmaking Event

Regional Cluster Iberia, within SmartAgriHubs, will organise an event to connect their digital innovation hubs to European DIHs. This pitch will help to find new opportunities of collaboration with Iberian DIHs through short pitches and bilateral metings. [READ MORE]

Until 22 October / On-line

European Week of Regions and Cities

An on-line event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. [READ MORE]

26 October / On-line

Final event TrackGrowingData

Due to the context, this meeting will be entirely digital. TRACK will join the effort with 2 others European projects, DIGICLUSTERS and CONNSENSYS in order to offer Clusters recommendations toward the Digitalization in Agrifood and Food Industry. [READ MORE]

3th November / On-line

Matchmaking event for food chain operators and ICT/technology providers

Oulu Region will organise an on-line meet between international participants and companies and other organisations operatin in the food sector in the Oulu Region (Finland). The registration is open until 19 October 2020. [READ MORE]
  • Worshop report: How to build a common European agricultural data space. [European Commission]  
  • The use of technical assistance for administrative capacity building in the 2014-2020 period. Compendium of practices. [European Commission]  
  • A practical toolkit for preparing Roadmaps for Administrative Capacity Building. European Commission. [European Commission]  
  • Article: Quadruple Helix Models for Sustainable Regional Innovation: Engaging and Facilitating Civil Society Participation. European Future Innovation System Center.  
  • Article: Smart Specialisation on the move: reflections on six years of implementation and prospects for the future. Carlo Gianelle, Dimitris Kyriakou, Philip McCann and Kevin Morgan.  

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, with the support of the Region Emilia-Romagna.

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