Are you looking for EU funded Research and Innovation opportunities for a project idea in the field of sustainable Food, Agriculture and Biotechnologies?
Find here, among the many EU funding opportunities for companies, researchers and institutions willing to perform research and innovate in this sector, the relevant programmes to your RDI project.
I. Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 is the 2014-2020 EU funding programme for Research and Innovation. It covers the whole research and innovation value chain, from big international collaborative research projects to smaller projects with a clear view on the market. Thematic work programmes set the priority topics for 2 years and every year calls for proposals are open for these pre-defined research and innovation topics. For topics falling under the SME instrument or the Fast Track to Innovation, calls for proposals are continously open with 3 or 4 cut-off dates per year.
Under Horizon 2020, Food, Agriculture and Biotechnologies stakeholders are addressed mostly in the work Programmes of the following Societal Challenges:
- Societal Challenge 2 "Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy" (Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, together with healthy nutrition and the bio-based industries)
Calls for proposals from other societal challenges might be of interest for the Food, Agriculture and Biotechnologies sector, in particular:
- Societal Challenge 4 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials” offers opportunities for integrated solutions in the smart cities and communities related topics.
For calls for proposals from other societal challenges that might be of interest for the Food, Agriculture and Biotechnologies sector, please check the matrix here
The Food, Agriculture and Biotechnologies sector will also find funding opportunities in the pillar "Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies" (LEIT) and in particular in the work programmes related to the following Key Enabling Technologies (KETs):
- LEIT Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology - European Commission
For calls for proposals from other societal challenges that might be of interest for the Food Security and Biotechnologies sector, please check the matrix here
For other specific instruments please see here.
EUROSTARS is a transnational funding scheme from the EUREKA Programme. Its aim is to help “R&D performing SMEs” whatever the sector to get their innovation faster to the market and lead international R&D projects. You can contact INNOVIRIS for more information. EUROSTARS-2 is open to all sectors. Discover it here.