#16 | October 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.

New projects and perspectives

[Mar Cátedra. Technical Counsellor for the General Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Food of Andalusia]

The transition between summer and autumn usually seems like a “new year” starting: back to school, summer time is over… a new beginning with plenty of new projects and perspectives. During this year, in which we have started the new Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027, this new season brings more opportunities than previous years to our S3 Partnership on Traceability & Big Data… [READ FULL ARTICLE]

Looking for projects related to Traceability & Big Data on I3 instrument

Attention companies involved in Traceability & Big Data through their regional nodes! If you are working in a project focused on the agrifood value chain by using technologies related to data and are interested in looking for partners for complementing your project, contact us via:
We will help you to find strategic partners through our Thematic Partnership regional nodes and to evaluate the possibility of creating a portfolio of investments for the I3 Instrument.

Traceability & Big Data participates in Smart Agrifood Summit

Celebrated in Malaga (Spain) during September 30th and October 1st, Smart Agrifood Summit joined more than 1,600 professionals from 32 countries pertained to the agrifood & tech ecosystem. [READ MORE]

Highlights of Smart Agrifood Summit

More than 1,600 professionals, 200 speakers, 80 startups, 350 companies ... participated in the Smart Agrifood Summit, an appointment to increase channels as well as to publicize new products, services and innovative projects related to the agrifood sector in Europe. [READ MORE]

Upcoming South Savo Food Cluster

Teija Rautiainen, South Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences & Riikka Tanskanen, Business and Innovation Manager, South Savo Regional Council, share how their regional Food Cluster is being created.  [READ MORE]

HIBA project promotes the creation of an Iberian agritech ecosystem 

Nineteen entities of the quadruple helix related to the digital innovation in the agrifood sector participate in a project belonging to the Interreg VA Spain-Portugal program (POCTEP), with a budget of €5,3 million  [READ MORE]

Digital Twins. Deployment Voucher

Change2Twin is looking for manufacturing SMEs and midcaps (i.e. companies with up to 3.000 employees) that want to improve their competitiveness by implementing Digital Twinning Technology.
Deadline: 29 October 2021

Women TechEU: Elevating the scalability potential of European business 

The aim of this call (Horizon Europe) is to promote female leadership in the deep tech industry to build fairer, more inclusive, and more prosperous innovation ecosystems in Europe.
Deadline: 10 November 2021

1st GEN4OLIVE for SMEs

GEN4OLIVE project has launched its 1st Open Call for Proposals with €750.000 of funding available for SMEs in the fields of olive pre-breeding and new breeding technologies.
Deadline: 01 December 2021

12 October / On-line


The role of Demo Farms in the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems: a policy perspective

Workshop within EU Regions Week emphasizing the importance of peer-to-peer learning in agri-food innovation uptake, building on the experience of the H2020 NEFERTITI project. [READ MORE]

14 October / On-line


Farm to Fork Conference

It will focus on the progress made on the initiatives foreseen in the strategy’s action plan, support the EU efforts to achieve a global transition to sustainable food systems and put emphasis on transition enablers. [LINK]

14 October / On-line


How can regions support the digital transformation of SMEs?

This workshop will explore how regions can mobilise existing ESI Funds to provide SMEs with access to existing marketplaces and facilitate connections with highly knowledgeable service providers. [READ MORE]

14 October / On-line


What is AgTech and how it contributes to develop a sustainable and digital agriculture

This webinar, organised by Plant InterCluster, will allow you to better understand the specificity of AgTech companies with a Tour of Europe carried out by Business France. [LINK]
  • The role of digitalisation in “feeding and greening the megacities”. Digitalisation vision for horticulture.
    Colinda de Beer, Mario van Vliet, Peter van der Sar and Woody Maijers. Greenport West-Holland  
  • Consumer trust in the food chain: exploring barriers and motivations.
    EIT Food  

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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