Fostering innovation in the agrifood sector

SME Instrument Phase I open calls 2016 and 2017

SME Instrument supports SMEs to develop potentially disruptive business as part of the Horizon 2020 European programme.

Phase I “Concept and Feasibility Assessment” calls schedule in 2016 and 2017 are on the following dates: 24/02/2016, 03/05/2016, 07/09/2016, 09/11/2016, 15/02/2017, 03/05/2017, 06/09/2017 and 08/11/2017.

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SME Instrument Phase II open calls 2016 and 2017

SME Instrument supports SMEs to develop potentially disruptive business as part of the Horizon 2020 European programme.

Phase II “Demonstration, Market Replication, R&D” calls schedule in 2016 and 2017 are on the following dates: 03/02/2016, 14/04/2016, 15/06/2016, 13/10/2016, 18/01/2017, 06/04/2017, 01/06/2017, and 18/10/2017.

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Fast Track to Innovation Pilot 2016 open calls

FTI pilot aims to reduce the time from idea to market and to increase the participation in Horizon 2020 of industry. Proposals must relate to any field under the specific objective "Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies" and/or under the priority "Societal challenges".

The call is open since 02/12/2015 and deadlines are on 15/03/2016, 01/06/2016 and 25/10/2016.

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2016 and 2017 open calls for research and innovation on the environmental and agri- food sector

Open calls within Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 related to Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy (societal challenge 2) and Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials (societal challenge 5). Topics and deadlines available at the EU Participant Portal.

SME Instrument calls in March, June, September and December

SME Instrument helps high-potential SMEs to develop innovative ideas for products, services or processes that are ready to compete in the global market.

The four yearly calls for SME Instrument Phases I and II are scheduled in 2015 on the following dates: 18/03/2015, 17/06/2015, 17/09/2015 and 16/12/2015.

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More information in EASME and Horizon 2020 offical websites.

Open Calls for Research and Innovation in the agri-food sector

Agrifood related topics (Social Challenge 2)

Environment related topics  (Social Challenge 5)

The European Commission's framework program for research and innovation (Horizon 2020) offers open calls for research related to agriculture, forestry, fisheries, aquaculture, and bio-based industries within its social challenge 2 and related to environment protection and sustainable of raw material within its social challenge 5. Each program area is structured in terms of specific research topics. 

Fast Track to Innovation Pilot (2015-2016)

Innovation-driven calls will target projects addressing any technology or societal challenge field. Project proposals will present a business plan, and focus mainly on achieving high market impact.

April 29, September 1 and December 1.

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More information in EASME and Horizon 2020 offical websites.

Horizon 2020: SME Instrument in Social Challenge II (SFS-8-2014) remains open until June 18th, 2014

Looking for SMEs working on resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and/or processing.

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Call for proposals – Enterprise Europe Network (2015-2020)

A call for proposals to establish the Enterprise Europe Network for the period from 2015 – 2020 was published on 22 January 2014.Deadline for submission: 15 May 2014

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sustainable food security – H2020-SFS-2014-2

The submission session is now available for: SFS-01a-2014(RIA), SFS-01b-2014(RIA), SFS-02a-2014(RIA), SFS-03a-2014(RIA), SFS-03b-2014(RIA), SFS-04-2014(RIA), SFS-07a-2014(RIA), SFS-09-2014(RIA), SFS-10a-2014(RIA), SFS-11a-2014(RIA), SFS-12-2014(RIA), SFS-14a-2014(RIA), SFS-15-2014(RIA), SFS-17-2014(IA), SFS-19-2014(RIA)

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innovative, sustainable and inclusive bioeconomy – H2020-ISIB-2014-1

The submission session is now available for: ISIB-02-2014 (CSA), ISIB-07-2014 (CSA), ISIB-08a-2014 (CSA), ISIB-09-2014 (CSA), ISIB-11-2014 (CSA), ISIB-08b-2014 (CSA), ISIB-12a-2014 (ERA-NET Cofund), ISIB-10-2014 (CSA).

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BLUE GROWTH: UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF SEAS AND OCEANS H2020-BG-2014-1

The submission session is now available for: BG-11-2014 (CSA), BG-14-2014 (CSA), BG-05-2014 (CSA), BG-13-2014 (CSA), BG-15-2014 (CSA).

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Next Eurostars Deadline 13 March 2014

Eurostars is a programme that supports research-performing small and medium enterprises, which develop innovative products, processes and services, to gain competitive advantage. Eurostars does this by providing funding for transnational innovation projects; the products of which are then rapidly commercialized.

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Horizon 2020 First Call : 11th December 2013

The European Commission has chosen the 11th of December as day to publish the working programmes and the first call for the new EU framework programme for research and innovation.

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Call for pre-proposals on Climate Smart Agriculture

FACCE-JPI announced on Tuesday October 1st 2013, 17:00 the call opening for pre-proposals on Climate Smart Agriculture with a closing date on December 2nd 2013.

Under the ERA-NET Plus action “Climate Smart Agriculture: Adaptation of agricultural systems in Europe” co-funded by the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, a call for pre-proposals has been launched addressing adaptation of European agriculture to climate change in its broad sense.

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Call open for: Information measures relating to the common agricultural policy

The European Commission co-finances (50 or 75%) information measures relating to the common agricultural policy that aim, in particular, at:

Deadline 30th November 2013.

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Call for Experts for Focus Groups: EIP agriculture

Experts participating in Focus Groups of the European Innovation Partnership on “Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability”.

The goal of the groups is to explore practical innovative solutions to problems or opportunities in the field, and to draw on experience gained from related useful projects and to share experiences among actors involved in those projects.

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