The SmartAgriHubs project and agROBOfood invite you to their upcoming webinar 'promoting open calls in the European agri-food sector'. Taking place on the 24th November at 10:00am, the online webinar will give an overview of future funding opportunities.

The event is free however you must register to participate. Closing date for registrations is the 23rd November. Click here to register.

Funding opportunities will include:

AgROBOfood Call for Industrial Challenges

agROBOfood is offering 2.7 M€ to SMEs through its’ Open Call for Industrial Challenges! The overall concept of the Industrial Challenges is that real industry problems seek real tech solutions. In this context, the agri-food and robotics consortium partners together with the Industrial Advisory Board have defined real industry challenges/problems stemming from their portfolio. Each challenge is composed of a technical component and a complementary component. The technical component demands the development or improvement of (existing) robotic technology-based solutions The complementary component requires a socio-economic analysis or assessments of complementary social, economic, environmental, or ethical aspects of the newly designed solution. There are 5 defined challenges in this open call related to crop spraying, fresh & processed food industry, livestock industry, harvesting robots and cleaning robots on livestock farms.

The deadline for application is 20 January, 2021.

SmartAgriHubs RESTART and EXPAND open calls addressing the agri-food economy

SmartAgriHubs will assign up to 5,000,000€ funding to the RESTART and EXPAND open calls, addressing Digital Innovation Hubs that are supporting diverse stakeholders in the agri-food economy and specifically SMEs as drivers for digital innovation. RESTART the Economy around Food Systems: a focused open call for hackathon type of activities that will RESTART the economy around the agri-food related sectors and affected food systems. EXPAND the network: The major amount of funding will be assigned to the implementation of programmes by Digital Innovation Hubs to support the realisation of Innovation Experiments. The RESTART & EXPAND open calls were published on July 08th 2020. It is possible to submit proposals until July 28th 2021. As there are several deadlines during that period, batches of proposals will be evaluated and can be started accordingly.

How to join?
Once you have registered for the event, you will receive details via email on how to join the webinar through zoom. This information can also be found below:

Zoom Details for the webinar

Topic: AgROBOfood - SmartAgriHubs Open Call
Time: Nov 24, 2020 10:00 AM Dublin

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Meeting ID: 968 3431 6925
Passcode: 172930