#9  February 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.

Extremadura Region is committed to a sustainable economic model that supports R+D+I for companies

[Patricia da Costa Félix, Operations Manager, & Maika Diaz, Project Manager. Foundation FUNDECYT Scientific and Technologial Park of Extremadura]

The High Technology Incubator in Bioeconomy and Circular Economy of Extremadura opens the call for pre-acceleration projects … [READ MORE]

Subscribe to the Morning Sessions of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus

The European Alliance Against Coronavirus starts again the 2021 edition of their morning sessions. This year there will be meetings every Tuesday and Thursday, from 8:30 to 9:30 CET. Next sessions will be celebrated under the umbrella of the #EUIndustryDays, with the support of the European Commission. [LINK]

Food & drink – EU geographical indications scheme

The aim is to gather views on the major challenges identified that would need to be addressed in the planned revision as well as their underlying causes, the set of policy options that can be envisaged to address these challenges and the impacts stemming from these different options: PDO, GI, PGI and TSG. [READ MORE]

EIT Co-Founder Matching Programme

EIT-Food launched a questionnaire to map the potential candidates and collaborators for this programme and identify how to make individuals successfully participate. [READ +]

Survey on Unfair Trading Practices

European Commission launched a survey on Unfair Trading Practices. The results will help implement the EU Directive against #UTPs & build a Fair Food Chain [READ MORE]

Launching the network of +200 European Digital Innovation Hubs

The first annual EDIH conference was a great opportunity for discussions around the future of EU digital industrial policy and exchange of best practices by public authorities of different levels. [READ MORE]

DG AGRI celebrates the Info Day 2021 promotion calls for proposals

Having an ambitious agenda over two days, the event has been attended by more than 800 participants. [READ MORE]

37 European DIHs are involved in the first Change2Twin certification scheme

Certified Digital Innovation Hubs will help manufacturing SMEs and midcaps that will participate in the first open call Change2Twin focused on implementation Digital Twinning Technology. [READ MORE]

agroBRIDGES starts, a new EU project to improve farmers' positioning in the agri-food chain

The project, funded with €3 million, will involve 12 beacon regions and around 400 participants. It is planned to be rolled out across the EU through replication and training actions. [READ MORE]

FaST tool and Field Book/FMIS

In this webinar the NIVA project provided insights on the use and possibilities of the FaST tool, Farm Management Information Systems (FMIS) and Field Books.

New European Bauhaus, an initiative to bring the European Green Deal to life in attractive

The New European Bauhaus unfolds in three phases: co-design, delivery and dissemination.

Traceability has become an essential issue in the agrifood sector

Several international speakers approached the fundamental transformation that the food industry is undergoing at a webinar organised by Smart Agrifood Malaga.


The EC funded EUHubs4Data project has allocated 5.8M Euros to provide support to third parties to undertake up a set of data driven cross-border experiments through three rounds of open calls.
Deadline: 8 February 2021

RESTART and EXPAND Open Calls 

Open calls to expand the existing SmartAgriHubs community network with additional stakeholders and promoting the realisation of new innovation experiments. 
Next deadline: 27 February 2021

BOWI widening call for developing digital innovation hubs

Participation in the programme will aid the chosen DIHs to become stronger players in their regional scene and connect to a network of experienced international experts.
Deadline: 1 March 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.


Looking for manufacturing SMEs and midcaps that want to improve their competitiveness by implementing Digital Twinning Technology.
Deadline: 29 March 2021.


RIMA. Second open call

RIMA will support the development and deployment of robotics I&M applications with grants for one type of eligible actions: Robotics Innovation Experiment (RIE).
17 March.

9 February / On-line

Preparing the CAP Strategic Plans

The ENRD Contact Point is organising a workshop to support the preparations for the future CAP Strategic Plan. [LINK]

12 February / On-line

Cooperation for bigger territorial impact

The session will facilitate exchange of experience among managing authorities having focus on the programming period and lessons learnt. [LINK]

19 February / On-line

AgriTech 4.0. Day 2 Conference and exhibition

This second day will focus on meeting the farms needs for precision and smartness. [READ MORE]

23 February / On-line

EU Industry Days 2021

EU Industry Days is Europe’s flagship annual event on industry. It serves as the main platform to discuss industrial challenges and co-develop opportunities and policy responses in an inclusive dialogue with a wide range of partners. [LINK]

25 February / On-line

Digital Innovation Ecosystems

The Policy Learning Platform is organising this webinar to further explore the benefits of Digital Innovation Ecosystems. [LINK]

3 March / On-line

Regions4Food: lesson learnt

Traceability and Big organizes a webinar with the Regions4Food project, composed by seven regions which are involved in this S3P Partnership. We recommend regions stay tunned, as Region4Food will share the main lessons learnt during this period. [LINK]
  • Five examples of digitisation in the agrifood sector in Andalusia.
    By Andalusian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishering and Sustainable Development.  
  • Business strategies for smart rural development.
    Supporting enterprises in structuring networks of stakeholders and in reinforcing their social capital could increase the multiplier effect of public policies for rural development.   
  • Paper “How ‘smart’ are Smart Specialisation strategies?”.
    By Marco Di Cataldo, Vassilis Monastiriotis & Andrés Rodríguez-Pose.  
  • Strategic Plan to improve the competitiveness of the agricultural, livestock, fishing and agro-industrial sector and rural development in Andalusia.
    By Andalusian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishering and Sustainable Development.  
  • List of potential AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES that ECO-SCHEMES could support.
    By European Commission.  
  • Cumulative economic impact of trade agreements on EU agriculture.
    By Joint Research Center for Policy Report.  
  • Guidelines on Cooperation under IJG goal 2020+.
    By Interact Programme.  

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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