#17 | November 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.

The contribution of the Thematic S3 interregional partnerships to the EU Digital transition

[Cecilia Gañán de Molina. External EC Expert on Regional and Urban Policies]

The COVID-19 pandemic, which started as a health crisis but soon resulted into a systemic one, highlighted not only how much vulnerable we are, but also how much we rely on digital technologies… [READ FULL ARTICLE]

Looking for projects related to Traceability & Big Data on I3 instrument

Calling companies involved in Traceability & Big Data through their regional nodes! If you are working in a project focused on the agrifood value chain by using technologies related to data and are interested in looking for partners for complementing your project, contact us via
We will help you to find strategic partners through our Thematic Partnership regional nodes and to evaluate the possibility of creating a portfolio of investments for the I3 Instrument.

MOOC: Digitisation in the olive grove and olive oil sector

Course organized by Andalucía Conectada to address remote sensing, precision olive growing or irrigation. (Only available in Spanish).

Agrifood Data Portal

Data on national and European agriculture and common agricultural policy, provided by the European Commission's agricultural and rural development department.

Survey: Unfair trading practices

Questionnaire to suppliers in the agricultural and food supply chain on unfair trading practices, organised by Joint Research Center. [LINK]

Public consultation: Animal welfare

This initiative will explore several options for addressing the shortcomings identified in the recent evaluation of the EU legislation on animal welfare. The aim is to revise this legislation.

SmartAgriHubs celebrates the International Day of Rural Women 2021

SmartAgriHubs together with other European projects celebrated this day by organising a special event. [READ MORE]

Meeting with S3P Smart Sensors 4 Agrifood

Our Thematic Partnership has met the Smart Sensors 4 Agrifood in order to promote cross-fertilization and mutual learning.

Food Traceability 4.0 forum to connect producers and consumers 

The Andalusian entities Regional Ministry of Agriculture and Chamber of Commerce organized an online forum about food traceability and concrete examples in the Andalusian network.

TAF Toolbox on Interregional Investments 

A new webinar of the TAF Toolbox focused on defining the offer and getting target funding mix was celebrated last October 28th.

REGIONS 4FOOD: Strategic policy recommendations for  the agrifood value chain

REGIONS 4FOOD project partners reach an agreement on strategic policy recommendations to EU strategies in the agrifood value chain. 

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

1st GEN4OLIVE for SMEs

GEN4OLIVE project has launched its 1st Open Call for Proposals with €750.000 of funding available for SMEs in the fields of olive pre-breeding and new breeding technologies.
Deadline: 01 December 2021

DIH4AI Open Call

The DIH4AI project is ready to select up to 10 SME-centered experiments focused on developing new AI solutions, to extend the AI4EU platform. The selected consortia will receive up to EUR 100.000.

8 November

Second DigiFed DIH-Ecosystem Event

This event is focused on gathering experiences, challenges and recommendations of different DIHs throughout Europe, and promoting the collaboration and complementarities between DIHs. [READ MORE]

16 November

European Startup Village Forum

This launch event of the Startup Village Forum is specifically aimed at gathering both high-level political impulse and insights on challenges and potentials for rural startups. [LINK]

17 November

DIH Workshop Horizon Europe

The aim is to provide DIHs with material that will help them to be successful in Horizon Europe calls: HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-02-04-two-stage: Smart solutions for the use of digital technologies for small- and medium-sized, farms and farm structures. [READ MORE]

18 November

Final conference of TAF

During the conference, some of the key steps and must-dos in the process of investment idea generation & business plan development will be presented and discussed through the testimonials of TAF beneficiaries and TAF business and legal experts. [READ MORE]

23-25 November

EU Open Data Days - Shaping our future with open data

This unique online event will serve as a knowledge hub, bringing the benefits of open data and its reuse to the EU public sector, and through it to people and businesses. [READ MORE]

24-25 November

RoboCrops 2021

An annual event where global leaders in greenhouse horticulture and the high-tech community meet to discuss real-life challenges and potential high-tech solutions. [LINK]

25 November

European Innovation Council Summit

The Summit will attract high-growth European start-ups and innovators, in particular SMEs, researchers, corporates as well as potential investors and venture capitalists. [LINK]

25-26 November

DatAgri 2021

The main trends on digital transformation in the agricultural sector and the success stories that are accelerating this process throughout the value chain will be analyzed in different formats. [LINK]

30 November - 1 December / Brussels & Online


The Future of Food. Conference 2021

The Future of Food Conference will provide a high-level platform to discuss future trends and priorities in food innovation in Europe, in the broader context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the EU Farm to Fork Strategy. [LINK]
  • Modelling environmental and climate ambition in the agricultural sector with the CAPRI model.
    BARREIRO HURLE Jesus; BOGONOS Mariia; HIMICS Mihaly; HRISTOV Jordan; PEREZ DOMINGUEZ Ignacio; SAHOO Amarendra; SALPUTRA Guna; WEISS Franz; BALDONI Edoardo; ELLEBY Christian  

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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