Horizon2020 project agROBOfood launched the 1st "Open Call" for funding Innovation Experiments

Published March 12, 2020

agROBOfood is offering 2.65 M€ to SMEs through its 1st Open Call for Innovation Experiments!

agROBOfood is a H2020 project aiming to build a European ecosystem for the effective adoption of robotic technologies in the agrifood sector. It has just launched the 1st “Open Call” for funding Innovation Experiments.

The Open Call for Innovation Experiments aims to:

support industry, in particular SMEs of the agri-food sector, in their digital transformation,allow the European automation industry to benefit from the opportunities of guiding, supporting start-ups and SMEs from the robotics sector.
Mobilize private matching funds Small consortia (2-5partners) from agri-food&robotics sector, including at least one SME as end-user & at least one SME as technology provider, can apply.

The basic criteria for participation are to:
• tackle a commercial need within agri-food;
• base the solution around robot technologies;
• use a local partner Digital Innovation Hub (DIH)
• agree to use network’s cross-border services.

The Open Call for Innovation Experiments (IEs) will distribute 2.65 M€ for the direct benefit of SMEs (300,000€ – 500,000€ per proposal) & will be open until 31/05.Implementation period from Sept. 2020-May 2022.
more info here