Hungry EcoCities project is thrilled to unveil the commencement of its second Open Call, inviting European SMEs within the agri-food domain. This initiative is designed to delve into the fusion of technology and art, with a specific focus on tackling pressing concerns like food waste, nurturing sustainable food supply chains, and advocating for ethical consumption practices across the EU. Come join them in spearheading inventive solutions that merge creativity with technology, paving the way for a more sustainable future in the agri-food sector.

They are seeking applications from SMEs from the European agri-food sector to identify and select the most relevant test sites in the food and agriculture sectors, demonstrating a potential to experiment with digital technologies.

Selected applicants will receive:

  • Equity-free funding of up to € 45,000
  • Mentorship during a 14-month support programme
  • Support from Europe’s leading universities in science and technology
  • Artistic experimentation to generate innovative product/service ideas
  • Access to digital project tools developed for Hungry EcoCities
  • Access to Hungry EcoCities’ dedicated Knowledge Hubs

Registration deadline – 15 May 2024 at 5:00 CEST.

The application form and all other important information can be found at this LINK

Hungry EcoCities provides an informative Webinar which will take place on 2 April at 10:00 AM CEST – join and learn more about this opportunity here

About the Hungry EcoCities project:

Hungry EcoCities aims to address the pressing issue of creating a healthier, more sustainable, responsible, and affordable agri-food system. It plans to achieve this by rethinking technology and design incorporating them into art-driven experimentation and prototyping processes. The project strives to demonstrate the potential of a standardised development framework in enabling European agri-food businesses to deliver responsible, AI-enabled responsible innovation, a key cog behind a sustainable food chain. Become a part of a community where innovation plays a central role, in revolutionising the European agri-food sector! (for more information visit: Hungry EcoCities – S+T+ARTS)

This Hungry EcoCities project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement 101069990.