#20 | February 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.

Healthy foods (and habits), healthy young people

[Begoña Pérez-Villareal. Director South, representing the EIT Food South team]

The European Union dedicates 2022 to youth. As EIT Food, we are delighted with this choice, since we work completely focused on this population group in many of the programmes that we develop…

SmartAgriHubs and the future of farming

The Horizon 2020 project is aligned with the European Year of Youth, celebrated during 2022.  [READ MORE]

Eurostat publishes the key figures on the European food chain report

Key figures on the European food chain report provide a selection of recent data collected in 2021 from the domains of agriculture and fisheries statistics, as well as the wider farm to fork chain. 

Launching eTIC4Food, a project on horticultural traceability

Four Andalusian entities boost a new EIP-AGRI Operational Group with the initiative of creating an ICT tool for smart labeling of sustainable fruit and vegetable production.

Survey: Young farmers

Looking for young farmers! (under 40 years old). We are collecting different experiences and points of view coming from farmers from different European regions. The information collected will be shared in our monthly newsletter.

Driving Innovation & Entrepreneurship across Europe

EIT-Food organises training programmes & events to help agrifood startups launch, accelerate and scale up business..

European Bauhaus Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to projects and ideas that contribute to beautiful, sustainable and inclusive places, in four categories: reconnecting with nature; regaining a sense of belonging; prioritising the places and people that need it most; and fostering long-term, lifecycle and integrated thinking in the industrial ecosystem. [LINK]

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: 22 February 2022

Deploy. Demeter, 2nd open call

This open call aims to increase the outreach of the DEMETER value proposition by funding small consortia of 2-3 partners for the deployment of new, high-value pilots in the agrifood sector.
Deadline: 16 February

SERVICE. SmartAgriHubs open call

The proposed project shall support individual or groups/networks of stakeholders in the DIH’s region or in several regions based on the cooperation of several DIHs proposing a project.
Deadline: 17 February

EXPAND. SmartAgriHubs call

The major amount of funding will be assigned to the implementation of programmes by DIHs to support the realisation of Innovation Experiments.
Deadline: 17 February

Pilot Testing and Validation

The call aims to identify third parties that can support the NIVA project in designing , deploying, testing and validating highly demanded ICT tools and services for a modern CAP.
Deadline: 14 March

Public procurement of Innovation Development

The purpose of the call is to enhance the internal market through public procurement of innovation that contributes to the transition towards a more competitive, digital, greener and social economy.
Deadline: 3 May

Digital Europe Programme

The aim is to accelerate the recovery and drive the digital transformation of Europe.
Deadline: 16 November

16-17 February / Málaga (Spain)

Transfiere 2022

The professional and multi-sectoral Forum for knowledge and technology transfer that takes place in Spain, and gathers the most relevant players in the national and international R&D&i ecosystem. [LINK]

17 February / Online

The Changing Face of Farming

An event organised by the SmartAgriHubs project and H2020 Demeter to discuss gender, youth and digitalisation in agriculture. [LINK]

23 February / Online

Improving the innovation capacities of SMEs

The workshop will focus on innovation-supportive infrastructures, which are increasingly being used to address the complexity of technology-based innovation processes. [READ MORE]

2-4 March / Online

Bio-Galicia Summit

This international event aims to promote commercial relationships and business development. [LINK]

10 to 14 April / Evora (Portugal)

14th European Farming Systems Conference

This event will focus on Farming Systems Facing Climate Change and Resource Challenges. [LINK]
  • Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence for sustainable food systems.
    Hans J.P. Marvin, Yamine Bouzembrak, H.J.van der Fels-Klerx, Corné Kempenaar, Roel Veerkamp, Aneesh Chauhan, Sanne Stroosnijder, Jan Top, Görkem Simsek-Senel, Hans Vrolijk, Willem Jan Knibbe, Lu Zhang, Remko Boom and Bedir Tekinerdogan.  
  • 'CAP Strategic Plans: the key role of AKIS in Member States'.
    EIP-AGRI Seminar. 
  • Why the metaverse will matter to the food industry in 2022 and other megatrends to watch.
    Oliver Morrison.  


If you have relevant information for the S3P Traceability & Big Data network based on innovation in the agrifood value chain and associated technologies, such as a piece of news, relevant information about an innovation, a video, funding opportunities, a survey, a report, and much more, then please do send it to us via


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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