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EU Action plan for organic production: Funding opportunities

In a previous post, we have learned what the Action Plan for organic production is about, and what are its main goals and achievements. In this one, we will talk about funding opportunities for organic production. Research and Innovation actions regarding organic farming and production To achieve those ambitious goals, the Commission intends to expend 30% of the budget for research and innovation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas into topics relevant to the organic sector. This includes issues such as increased crop yields, intercropping, genetic biodiversity, lack of seeds, and alternatives to contentious products. The funds will be [...]

By |January 24th, 2024|Categories: EU Funding Oportunites|Tags: |

EU Action plan for organic production: What is it about?

Organic production is defined as an overall system of farm management and food production that combines environmental and climate action practices, a high level of biodiversity, the preservation of natural resources and the application of high animal welfare and production standards. What is the EU framework to promote it? The European Union is advancing organic farming through the Green Deal's Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, which led to the adoption of the Action Plan for the Development of Organic Production in March 2021. Within the plan, the European Commission has set a target of 25% of the EU’s agricultural land [...]

By |January 9th, 2024|Categories: News: Horizon Europe|Tags: , |

MainstreamBIO Holds Its Third Project Meeting

The MainstreamBIO consortium is meeting in Almere, the Netherlands, on 10-11 October for its third project consortium meeting. The partners will discuss the progress made during the first year of the project, and will propose their action plans for the next six months. In the following months, MainstreamBIO will launch its first Innovation Round by providing technical and business support services to applicants with rural business ideas around the bioeconomy. On the second day of the meeting, project partners will visit the facilities of Farm of the Future, a Dutch initiative in which Wageningen University and farmers from Lelystad [...]

By |October 27th, 2023|Categories: Innovarum in action, News: Innovarum Projects|Tags: |

Celebrating A Decade Fostering Innovation In The Agri-Food Sector And The Bioeconomy: #InnovarumTurns10!

A decade ago, Innovarum embarked on a journey fuelled by innovation, determination, and a vision to make a difference and to empower the agri-food sector and the bioeconomy. As we celebrate our 10th year anniversary, it's a momentous occasion to reflect on the remarkable achievements and growth that have shaped us into the company we are today. During the second half of September, we will be cherishing the path that Innovarum has taken during these ten years by publishing different types of content that reflect this trajectory. Meanwhile, we would like to look back at the past decade and reminisce [...]

By |September 13th, 2023|Categories: Innovarum in action|

Open Call For the Rural Bioeconomy in Spain: Free Technical & Market Development Services

DEADLINE EXTENDED! SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION UP TO 04/10/2023 Innovarum launches for the MainstreamBIO project the first call for applications for free technical and business support services for bioeconomy projects in the rural world in Spain. Those selected will have a minimum of 3 meetings within a period of 2 to 6 weeks. In these meetings, they will be advised by the project experts in their service(s) of interest. Apply now! (ES) Applications can be submitted by individuals (natural or legal persons) or groups of 2 or more partners (natural or legal persons)* with small-scale rural bioeconomy ideas or [...]

By |July 5th, 2023|Categories: Innovarum in action, News: Innovarum Projects|Tags: |

COOPID Bioeconomy Conference: Driving Sustainable Growth in Agri-Food

Leading Bioeconomy Experts Unite at COOPID Bioeconomy Conference, Drawing 120 Registered Participants Brussels, 31/05/2023- COOPID, an H2020-funded project dedicated to advancing the bioeconomy in the agri-food sector, successfully concluded the highly anticipated COOPID Bioeconomy Conference. As an official #EUGreenWeek 2023 Partner Event, the conference brought together industry experts, policymakers, primary producers, and stakeholders on the 31st of May at Les Ateliers des Tanneurs, in Brussels, Belgium. "If I had to define cooperation in our organisation, it is about joining forces between the private and public sectors. Cooperation means co-creating knowledge together," said Ana Ruiz Sierra, Programme Officer at the [...]

By |June 5th, 2023|Categories: Innovarum in action, News: Innovarum Projects|Tags: |

SISTERS EU project Stops Food Waste #StopFoodWasteDay

Stop Food Waste Day is an International Day of Action that takes place in April every year. The day aims to raise awareness about the issue of food waste and encourage people to take action to reduce the amount of food that is wasted around the world. Food waste is a major global issue, with an estimated one-third of all food produced for human consumption being lost or wasted every year. This equates to approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food, which could feed the world’s hungry four times over. Food waste also has significant environmental and economic impacts, including [...]

By |April 26th, 2023|Categories: News: Innovarum Projects|Tags: |

COOPD Celebrates Its Final Event: COOPID Bieconomy Conference

The COOPID Bioeconomy Conference will take place on the next May 31st in Brussels, Belgium. Innovarum is leading the organisation of the event as the Communication Leader of the COOPID EU project. Context To celebrate the end of the COOPID project and showcase its results, COOPID is organising a final week of activities to foster debate about the engagement of the primary sector in the bioeconomy: the COOPID Bioeconomy Week, an official #EUGreenWeek Partner Event. The week’s highlight will be the COOPID Bioeconomy Conference in Brussels, where partners and relevant actors will provide recommendations to policymakers, academia, and primary [...]

By |April 26th, 2023|Categories: News: Bioeconomy & Agrifood sector, News: Innovarum Projects|Tags: |

Innovarum Interviews: Living Labs In The Ebro Valley, Spain

Innovarum Interviews is a podcast available on YouTube produced by Innovarum where members of our team interview key actors in the bioeconomy. In the last episode, our colleagues Ana Casillas and Beatriz Deltoro interview the facilitator of social innovation processes Josep Miró. The interview is developed in the context of the MAINSTREAMBIO project: click here to know more about MAINSTREAMBIO and the workshop carried out in Lleida (Spain) to foster the adoption of the bioeconomy. Subscribe to our newsletter Subscribe to our YouTube channel

By |February 28th, 2023|Categories: Innovarum Interviews|Tags: |

The 2023 calendar of EU calls for bioeconomy projects

The calendar for 2023 has started with several new opportunities to fund ideas that foster innovation in the agri-food sector and the bioeconomy. The European Commission offers different funding opportunities depending on the nature of your idea. Any organisation - public bodies, companies, associations, clusters, start-ups - can apply for funding for ideas that match the available calls. Let's see the most relevant ones in 2023! HORIZON EUROPE -CLUSTER 6 and MISSIONS After the first two years of implementation of the HORIZONTE EUROPE programme, the Roadmap for 2023 and 2024 has been published and includes the opportunities linked to [...]

By |February 17th, 2023|Categories: EU Funding Oportunites, News: Bioeconomy & Agrifood sector, News: Horizon Europe|
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