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´╗┐SmartAgriHubs begins open call for digital agriculture innovation

08 July 2020

The Restart and Expand projects from SmartAgriHubs promises to bring over 150 partners in the European agri-food sector together to foster innovation, sustainability and success.

SmartAgriHubs is a €20 million EU project under the Horizon 2020 instrument, and brings together a consortium of over 164 partners in the European agri-food sector. The project aims to realise the digitisation of European agriculture by fostering an agricultural innovation ecosystem dedicated to excellence, sustainability and success.

Background

The "Restart" and "Expand" Open Call

The Open Calls begin from 8 July until 28 July 2021 at 17:00 CEST.

The current COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the agri-food economy has pushed the SmartAgriHubs team to redesign the Open Call approach to respond to the needs of the sector in these critical times. In accordance to the current COVID-19 related situation and the importance of the food system’s resilience, two individual open calls were launched in May 2020 as an immediate RESPOND to the crisis. Now, we are following-up with the Restart and Expand open calls that will address the agri-food economy on the medium term. 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.

More information regarding the open call can be found on the SmartAgriHubs website. All the relevant documents, FAQs and proposal submission buttons are there.

SmartAgriHubs is hosting an open call "Questions and Answers" webinar at 11:00 on 8 July. Click here to register. If you are unable to attend the webinar, a recording will be uploaded onto the SmartAgriHubs YouTube channel.



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