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Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins

Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins

Objective

Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA) will nurture and harness the growth and innovation potential of SMEs working
across European food chains, bringing together four complementary and mutually dependant sectors; food, energy, water
and key enabling technologies (KET). VIDA will strengthen current and develop new cross-sectoral industrial value chains
within the food production and processing industries through a combination of direct and indirect innovation actions, as well
as support and capacity building measures. These will include open-innovation and virtual collaboration tools, mentoring and
knowledge-sharing activities and a 'twin-track' innovation voucher scheme which will support the realisation of high-TRL,
large-scale, demonstration and commercialisation projects across Europe. We will effect change among more than 6200
organisations, primarily SMEs.
VIDA combines expertise from four complementary European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCPs): FoodPackLab,
EU4Food, Energy in Water and AdPack, with a direct reach of over 700 SMEs across the partner clusters (and 2100 SMEs
across the collaborating ESCPs). The collaborating partners have been carefully selected to ensure a complementary
balance of geographies, knowledge, experience and expertise within VIDA's four sectors, and maximise the potential for
cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary exchanges to create new industrial value chains.
VIDA will operate for 3 years and has a total budget of €5.031.141, €4,044,776 of which will directly and benefit SMEs (>81% of the total budget). €3,275,000 of the budget is targeted to provide specialist innovation vouchers, and catalyse large-scale demonstration with commercialisation innovation projects, with >100 beneficiaries.
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Coordinator

STICHTING CENTRE OF EXPERTISE WATERTECHNOLOGIE

Address

Agora 4
8934 Cj Leeuwarden

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 3 807 781,25

Participants (9)

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ARAGON INNOVALIMEN

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 122 612,50

ASOCIACION CLUSTER URBANO PARA EL USO EFICIENTE DEL AGUA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 125 312,50

BALTICNET PLASMATEC

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 156 312,50

FOOD-PROCESSING INITIATIVE E. V

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 144 306,25

STICHTING WATER ALLIANCE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 125 468,75

LOMBARDY ENERGY CLEANTECH CLUSTER

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 124 392,50

NANOPROGRES ZS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 133 423,75

SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 98 875

CLEAN

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 150 281,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 777795

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2018

  • End date

    31 March 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.3.2.2.

H2020-EU.2.3.2.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 031 141,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 988 766,25

Coordinated by:

STICHTING CENTRE OF EXPERTISE WATERTECHNOLOGIE

Netherlands