Horizon 2020 is the largest source of public funding for research and innovation from the European Commission. It has a budget of around €3.7 billion for the Societal Challenge 2 (SC2) on ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’ for 2014-2020. Through the SC2, H2020 aims to create solutions for problems which farmers and foresters currently face. It funds projects in which researchers and stakeholders build solutions together, sharing knowledge and producing results that are ready to be put into practice. The projects are actively supported by the EIP-AGRI network. This brochure should help you find your way through the different calls for 2020.
Interested in digitisation?
If you are interested in digital technologies, have a look at the Work Programme chapter on Information and Communication Technologies. It includes an important topic related to rural services:
- DT-ICT-09-2020: Boost rural economies through cross-sector digital service platforms (IA – Topic budget: EUR 30 million – Grant size: EUR 15 million – Deadline 22/04/2020)
It also includes a series of more transversal topics with highlighted potential application in Agri-food:
- ICT-46-2020: Robotics in Application Areas and Coordination & Support
- ICT-47-2020: Research and Innovation boosting promising robotics applications (deadline 22/04/2020)
- ICT-49-2020: Artificial Intelligence on demand platform (deadline 22/04/2020)