EXPAND the SmartAgriHubds Community Network - Cut-off 7
Call identifier: SAH Expand OC - Cut-off 7
Publication date: 2020-07-08
Opening date: 2020-07-08 17:00:00 (Brussels time)
Closing date: 2022-02-17 17:00:00 (Brussels time)
Call general detailsThematic areasSupporting documentation
The key objective is to expand the existing SmartAgriHubs community network with additional stakeholders and to promote the realisation of new innovation experiments. The collaboration with new and existing Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and Competence Centres (CCs) shall result in a joint effort of an active community that creates knowledge and practical experience, which will facilitate and disseminate digital innovation in the agri-food domain.
Facilitated by the Open Call, SmartAgriHubs will complement and connect existing and upcoming programmes that are supporting innovation and funding stakeholders (i.e. from both public and private sources) in the agri-food community.
Subsequently, these activities shall generate a critical mass of digital innovation experiments, where stakeholders share experiences gained and build an international community of regional hubs (DIHs) and knowledge transfer centres (CCs).
Digital Innvoation Hubs
Developing, validating Innovation Services
Maturing innovation Services
Provision of Technological and scientific infrastructure
Access to public funds
Access to private funds
Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) to support the realisation of Innovation Experiments (IEs)
Open call for projects that are proposing initiatives of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) that propose a thorough strategy to support the digital innovation in their region and facilitate the set-up and realisation of Innovation Experiments (IEs), equipped by own investments and supported by additional public and/or private funding.
Besides the individual set up of IEs, it is considered of utmost importance that such supported initiatives:
• Validate the services offered by DIHs and Competence Centres (CCs)
• Facilitate experience exchange and critical mass of the European Network of DIHs and CCs.
The funding that is provided by SmartAgriHubs is exclusively available for developing, maturing, and providing DIH innovation services.
DIHs supporting Innovation ExperimentsSmartAgriHubs considers DIHs as key stakeholders that should be attracted by this open call. They should propose projects to promote digital innovation in agri-food that will be realised in their own region or together with other regions. In their proposals, they should identify the sources of additional funds they intend to mobilise, while the contribution of SmartAgriHubs funds shall not exceed 20% of the total investments in the project. The DIH should in total mobilise one part from SmartAgriHubs funding and four additional parts from other public or private funding sources. The proposed project shall result in a specific number of innovation experiments (IEs) directly enabled and supported by DIHs. Every supported IE shall realise a digital innovation in the agri-food economy, involving the related stakeholders, while being driven by endusers and specifically supported by DIHs and CCs, while the IEs are validating their supporting services.
Digital Innvoation HubsCompetence CentresInnovation experimentsDeveloping, validating Innovation ServicesMaturing innovation ServicesAccess to public fundsAccess to private funds