News and Events

Fruit sunburn and heat predicition in canopies workshop

Sheet 2019 cofunded Project is organising a stakeholders workshop on the 7th of July

Short talks on:

  • heat waves projections
  • sunburn physiology on apple and grapevine
  • point cloud temperature distribution
  • fruit detection with RGBD imaging
  • canopy and fruit temperature distribution models warning IoT solution (mobile APP)



ERA-Net SusCrop video contest

The ERA- Net SusCrop is launching a video contest to actively involve EVERYBODY from across the world to reflect, communicate and inspire on ‘what sustainable crop production means to you?’
The competition is open to EVERYBODY and is supposed to activate multiple groups: school children, students, scientists, farmers/farmer-groups, and any person/group of random enthusiasts, artists (film, circus, music, digital/installation art, …), architects, social media/communication workers, etc.


The Green New Deal and Farm to Fork strategy put precision agriculture and smart farming among the main instruments for a more sustainable practice. The EU Common Agriculture Policy provides several opportunities (eg. ‘eco-schemes’, Innovation through EIP AGRI Operational Groups, different kind of Investments, etc.). Besides the many potential benefits, precision agriculture and smart farming bring also the problem of data management, data interoperability and machine interoperability.


Sustainable Synergies: Interconnected Systems for Positive Impact

The ESA call for Feasibility Studies aims to promote the operational and commercial roll-out of services addressing interconnected systems for positive impact where at least two systems considered “isolated”, including eco-systems, are operated in a synergistic manner so that externalities are re-used or recycled and with the use of at least one space assets. The intended contractors are businesses operating in one of the field (e.g. solar panel installers, for the example above) or system integrators.

Experimentation Fields Conference

On 27 and 28 April 2023, the Experimentation Fields Conference will take place in Berlin, organized by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE). At the Experimentation Fields Conference, the digital experimentation fields will present themselves and their results.

Space Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture

On 25 January 2023, the European Space Agency (ESA), alongside the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) organised an event to bring together the space and agri-food sectors with the aim of tackling joint challenges and to draw up a shared roadmap. Without action, these challenges can only get worse.

ICT-AGRI-FOOD call "More transparent agri-food systems for consumers and other stakeholders along the food value chain based on ICT-technologies”

The ERA-NET ICT-AGRI-FOOD 2022 Joint Call for research proposals was closed on 26 September 2022. A total number of 17 proposals has been submitted.

The submitted full-proposals have focused on the following three thematic areas:


ICT-AGRI-FOOD’s 2022 Joint Call !

More transparent agri-food systems for consumers and other stakeholders along the food value chain based on ICT technologies


A Call Announcement and supporting documents with further information of the Call can be found under "2022 Joint Call

EFFoST Seminar Series:

Sustainable Food Systems: Connecting Expertise in Academia and Industry

This seminar series organized by the EFFoST Working Group on Sustainable Food Systems aims to provide detailed insights into various facets of sustainability in the food sector. The seminars will include expert talks, practical indications from industry professionals, as well as short presentations from selected early-stage researchers.

International exhibition of solutions and technologies for efficient and sustainable agriculture

SIMA 2022, an international forum due to take place from 6 to 10 November 2022 in Paris Nord Villepinte, and will celebrate its centenary. With attendees from all areas of the profession, the trade fair will cement its position as a leader in the sector with a new approach, extended content and enhanced showcasing of innovations across the agricultural sector.

Transforming food systems by connecting science, policy and society

The European Commission (EC) established a High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) to assess the needs and options for strengthening the sciencepolicy interface (SPI) for improved food systems governance.

The European day of digital agriculture

In March 2021, the DIVA project, funded by H2020, ended. This accelerator has funded 134 digital agri-related projects for the benefit of 180 SMEs in Europe. In the wake of this initiative, a cross-border community has been created around digital AgTech companies, who expressed the need and interest in sharing skills and knowledge at European level to build more powerful value chains.

webinar for applicants

ICT-AGRI-FOOD is organising a webinar on 18th of May 2022, 11:00 CEST (max. 60 min) for applicants for the 2022 Joint call "More transparent agri-food systems for consumers and other stakeholders along the food value chain based on ICT technologies". To register for the webinar please use this link. After registration, you will receive the link to join the webinar some days later.

Horizon Results Platform

Horizon Results Platform

Would you like to find out more on how to finance your business with EBAN and AgTech7? The European Business Angels Network is organizing the free course "Financial Innovation in Agri-Food Systems" on May 9, 10, and 11 as part of the AgTech7 Live Trainings. You are invited to register and get your business financed with EBAN!