#26 | September 2022



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.

FoodWay, identifying needs and testing methods for data and information flow in the food chain

[Satu Välijärvi, RDI Team manager. Natural Resources, Oulu University of Applied Sciences]

The European Regional Development Fund, Council of Oulu Region and Oulu University of Applied Sciences financed the FoodWay project to advance the traceability and safety in the food value chains in the region


European opportunities to finance the agrifood sector

[José Manuel González, Representative of the Spanish Delegation to Cluster 6 - CDTI. European Programmes Division]

Horizon Europe is the ninth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union and covers the period 2021-2027. With a budget of around EUR 95 billion for the seven years, it is the European Union’s main instrument for developing its Research & Innovation policies. The programme is structured in three main pillars: Excellent Science, which funds 


New European Innovation Agenda

The Agenda is designed to position Europe as a leading player on the global innovation scene.

Strategic Policy Recommendations of the REGIONS 4FOOD project

Project partners go for addressing the digitalisation of the agrifood value chain as a whole. 

DIVAx promotes a virtual fair and launch its call 

The project organized a virtual fair focused on the European agritech framework and launched its “EU Innovation Factory” open call.  [READ MORE]

Infoday I3 Instrument 2022

The second online I3 Instrument information day was held for the current calls. 

Startup Europe Smart Agrifood

Call to select startups in the agrifood value chain. Five awards. [READ MORE]

Mediterranean Youth Solutions Report 2022

Call for projects on innovation in the agrifood sector: Projects based on solutions that are contributing or will contribute to achieving the 2030 Agenda. [LINK]

i4Trust: Data Spaces

Second Open Call to select up to 19 Bottom-Up Experiments in order to mobilize DIH and European companies to understand the demand for data and support the aforementioned entities.

Deadline: 12 September 2022


This call is focused on more transparent agrifood systems for consumers and other stakeholders along the food value chain based on ICT technologies.

Deadline: 26 September 2022

Women TechEU

Supporting deep-tech start-ups led by women.

Deadline: 4 October 2022  [LINK]

Accelerating innovation to create positive change in the food system

EIT-Food is looking for projects that will put new products on the market, introduce new and improve commercial processes and services, and achieve healthier lives through food, a net zero food system and a fully transparent, fair and resilient food system.

Deadline: 14 October 2022  [READ MORE]

I3 Call

The Interregional innovation investments initiative aims at supporting interregional innovation projects in their commercialisation and scale-up phases giving them the tools to overcome regulatory and other barriers and bring their project to investment level.

Deadline: 18 October 2022

Digital Europe Programme

The aim is to accelerate the recovery and drive the digital transformation of Europe.

Deadline: 16 November 2022

7 September 2022 / Brussels (Belgium)

S3FOOD final event: The future of food is digital

Results and insights. Discover how smart sensor and data management systems funded by S3FOOD are already making an impact. [LINK]

26 – 28 September 2022 / Lisboa (Portugal)

SmartAgriHubs Final Event

The programme of the event will have workshops organised by the consortium and also networking opportunities and contributions from other projects with a similar scope. [LINK]

28 – 29 September 2022 / Brussels (Belgium)

European Research and Innovation Days 2022

European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event, bringing together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. [LINK]

29-30 September 2022 / Málaga (Spain)

Smart Agrifood Summit

Meeting point to find partners, raise funding and open internationalization channels as well as publicize new products, services and innovative projects. [LINK]

28 November 2022 / Málaga (Spain)

T&BD Tecnhnical Meeting

Traceability & Big Data is organising a Technical Meeting for partners and associates next 28th of November 2022 in Malaga (Spain). The advancement of the program, exact venue and additional details will be distributed soon. Please save the date.
  • A New European Innovation Agenda.
    European Commission  
  • The Farmer’s voice: Drivers and barriers to technology adoption.
    The DEMETER project  
  • Bioenergy production side-streams availability assessment as decision making driver for sustainable valorisation technologies development. Case study: Bioethanol and biodiesel industries. 
  • Science, Research and Innovation performance of the EU 2022 report.
    European Commission  
  • Second meeting of Rural Digitalisation Forum.


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S·3 Interregional Partnership on Traceability and Big Data in the agrifood value chain.
Editorial board: Region of Andalusia.

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