#15 | September 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.

S3 and Interregional Innovation Investments in the new programming period

[Valentina Pinna, Project & Programme Manager Smart and Sustainable Growth unit in the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission.]

Europe is facing many challenges linked to the introduction of new technologies, digitalization, an evolving trade environment, and the need to move to a climate-neutral economy, while ensuring quality jobs, health and well-being for its citizens … [READ FULL ARTICLE]

I4MS Disruptors Awards

Selecting the best cases or experiments illustrating a company’s ability to innovate and implement ICT technologies that improve manufacturing processes or increase productivity. [READ MORE]

Science meets regions program

Regions and cities in the EU can express their interest to organise innovation camps and participatory events (focusing on Green Deal and Digital Transitions) or networking initiatives on issues of common concern, in order to boost interregional collaboration.

Gender balance survey

SmartAgriHubs has launched a survey to ensure that their ecosystems are gender balance aware and inclusive.

Bulgaria’s Recovery and Resilience Plan bets for the agriculture

The Bulgarian national plan against Covid-19 includes specific measures based on sustainable agriculture. [READ MORE]

DIVA Project outcomes: Digitalization of agrifood, forestry and environmental sectors

A selected group of DIVA partners have published a paper about the DIVA Project’s contribution in the scientist journal “Open Access Government”. [READ MORE]

A solution based on smart traceability for an agroindustrial plant wins the Agrotech Conecta challenge

The first edition of Agrotech Conecta program is an open innovation initiative promoted by the Andalucía Agrotech Digital Innovation Hub whose aim is to find technological solutions for Andalusian agrifood companies, coming from startups. [READ MORE]

RESTART. SmartAgriHubs call

SmartAgriHubs launched a focused open call for hackathon type of activities that will RESTART the economy around the agri-food related sectors and affected food systems.
Deadline: 29 September 2021

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: 29 September 2021

AI REGIO – 1st Open call for experiments

This call will select up to 8 SME-driven experiments to complement AI REGIO in the extension of the current portfolio of “AI for Manufacturing” solutions that will benefit from financial support of up to EUR 100.000.
Deadline: 30 September 2021

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: 30 September 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

23-24 September / Paris(France) & On-line

POLITICO’S Future of Food and Farming Summit

This year’s summit will zoom in on the impact EU policy instruments and technological advancement can have on the sector’s ability to bounce back from a grueling pandemic, while keeping other issues in check – including climate change. [READ MORE]

24 September

European Researchers' Night

The European Researchers' Night is a Europe-wide public event, which displays the diversity of science and its impact on citizens' daily lives in fun, inspiring ways. This year, the event will take place in 29 countries. [LINK]

30 September - 1 October / Málaga (Spain)

Smart Agrifood Summit

Agrifood is an International reference event in the sector and is a face-to-face and virtual meeting point where you can find partners, increase financing and internationalization channels as well as publicize new products, services and innovative projects. [READ MORE]

1 October / On-line

Smart Farming Conference

The main topic is available technologies for Farming 4.0 – drones, sensors, Internet of Things, Multi-spectral imaging, Robotics, Big Data, AI and more. [LINK]

5-7 October / Madrid (Spain)

Fruit Attraction

In this edition, Fruit Attraction 2021 will incorporate new areas of Innovation, Research and Technology. Over 200 conferences about all the news for the F&V sector. [READ MORE]

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]
  • Joint Research Center has published an assessment of the Smart Specialisation experience:
    The Entrepreneurial Discovery Process  
    Monitoring and Evaluation Systems  
    Policy Implementation Measures  
  • Exploring the potential of thematic Smart Specialisation Partnerships to contribute to SDGs.
    by Fatime Barbara Hegyi (JRC) and Ruslan Rakhmatullin  

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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