#11  April 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.
Saskia Goetgeluk is the CEO of the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, working on “Healthy Food, Future Farming and Circular Food Systems”.
Annemiek Canjels is a Senior Policy Adviser working for the Department of Economy and Innovation at Province Limburg and partner-contact for INTERREG Europe project Regions 4Food.
Human Intelligence plus Artificial Intelligence is Intelligence Augmented. [READ THE ARTICLE]

EIC Women Leadership Programme

The European Innovation Council is looking for motivated and experienced entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and senior managers to join the programme as mentors.
Deadline: 15 April 2021. [LINK]

Future plan to ensure food supply and food security in times of crisis

The European Commission launched a targeted consultation on a contingency plan to ensure food supply and food security across the EU in times of crisis. This consultation aims at gathering feedback on the form, nature and scope of the plan.
Deadline: 3 May 2021.  [READ MORE]

EIT Food Government Executive Academy

It brings together public sector representatives from 28 RIS countries, researchers working in the field of agrifood innovations from industry, academia and European institutions.
Deadline: 9 April 2021.

Digital Day 2021: commitment to key digital initiatives for Europe's Digital Decade

Ministers representing EU Member States signed three Declarations to pool efforts and resources to promote international connectivity, incentivise the rollout of clean digital technologies and improve the regulatory environment for start-ups and scale-ups. These tangible commitments will help accelerate Europe's green and digital transformation and will contribute to the vision and goals of Europe's Digital Decade.

Digital opportunities for the future of Agrifood Forestry and Environment: Contributions of  DIVA

An event dedicated to analyse the main outcomes of the three-year-project DIVA and promote technical and business cooperation among participants. [READ MORE]

REGIONS 4FOOD: lessons learnt. The latest T&BD webinar celebrated.

Traceability & Big Data organized a new webinar where the REGIONS 4FOOD project shared the main lessons learnt until this moment. [READ MORE]

EURADA celebrates the 6th edition of its Brokerage Event

EURADA organized an event focused on Innovation Agencies, cooperation and creation of opportunities in the new calls that are near to come. [READ MORE]

Ploutos, a project to help re-balance the agri-food value chain and enhance its sustainability

This project aims to create opportunities for changes that can rebalance the value chain in the agri-food system towards a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable system. [READ MORE]

Launch of the new European Innovation Council

The EIC will support startups, SMEs and research teams developing high-risk, high-impact breakthrough innovation, with a particular focus on scaling up game-changing solutions that contribute to the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Recovery Plan for Europe. [READ MORE]

Nazaret Mateos wins Innovation Award for Women Farmers

The Innovation Award for Women Farmers aims to highlight the contributions that women make towards rural development, forestry and farming. [LINK]


PrimaProgram launched its open calls that three focus on management of water, farming system and agrifood value chain. Stage 1 Pre-proposals is opening.
19 April 2021

AgroBoFood. Innovation Experiments

Opportunity for SMEs and start-ups from all over Europe to further develop and showcase innovative solutions for the application of robotic technologies in the agri-food industry, while in parallel utilizing the services of the agROBOfood DIHs and CC.
Deadline: 31 May 2021


PREPARE. SmartAgriHubs open call

Open call for Digital Innovation Hubs that are supporting organisations in the planning and definition of Innovation Experiments for digital transformation in the Agrifood economy.
26 May 2021

EXPAND. SmartAgriHubs call

Open Call for Digital Innovation Hubs that are supporting the realisation of Innovation Experiments, mobilising the related stakeholders and facilitating the access to Competence Centre related services.
Deadline: 26 May 2021


RESTART. SmartAgriHubs call

Open call for hackathon type of activities that will contribute to the RESTART of the European Agri-Food Economy with short and medium-term impact to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.
26 May 2021

Joint call ERANETs

Circularity in mixed crops and livestock farming systems with emphasis on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Deadline: 26 May 2021


Eureka Clusters AI

The aim of this Call is to boost the productivity and competitiveness of European industries through the adoption and use of AI systems and services.
Deadline: 28 June 2021

BOWI: Mature Digital Innovation Hubs

A matchmaking process will be done in order to assign validated mature hubs with developing hubs in underrepresented regions, which will be selected via the BOWI 2nd Open Call: Widening Call for Developing Hubs.
Deadline: 1 September 2021

14-15 April / Málaga (Spain)

Foro Transfiere

Transfiere, European Meeting on Science, Technology and Innovation. It is a forum for knowledge and technology transfer that takes place in Spain, and that gathers the most relevant players in the national and international R&D&i ecosystem.

16 April / On-line

Information Sessions about startup programmes offered by EIT Food

Are you an agrifood entrepreneur from Southern or Eastern Europe? Do you plan to apply for one of the EIT Food startup programmes? Join this session. [LINK]

20 April / On-line

DIHs over the borders

This event is to present the opportunities of DIH in the programming period 2021-2027 to be able to support European companies in their digital transformation. [LINK]

28 April / On-line

Innovation Procurement: the Andalusian experience

The S3 Thematic Partnership on Traceability & Big Data is in charge of organizing this event. Three cases of Innovation Procurement in the Spanish region of Andalusia. A good opportunity to share knowledge on innovation. [LINK]

25 May / On-line

Digital Agriculture Web Conference

EFITA is an International Conference dedicated to the state-of-the-art and future use of ICT in the agri-food sector and bio-resources production sectors. [LINK]

15-17 June / Bilbao (Spain)

Food 4 Future

Food 4 Future aims to be the platform to discover the latest innovations and trends that are driving the transformation of the food industry such as: 4.0 technologies, concern for healthy eating, sustainable and efficient food production, or the fight against climate change. [LINK]
  • Farmers chosen as most trusted group within the food sector by European consumers.  
  • 2021 Annual Plan. Greenport West-Holland.  
  • Rural Vision Week presentation and videos, a virtual video organised by European Network for Rural Development.  

  • DATA CHECK: Member State Geoportals.  

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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