Call: COS-CLUSTPARTNS-2017-3-02

Tracking opportunities to develop and strengthen data collection and big data in agri-food chain

to increase competitivity of SMEs — TRACK’ (‘action’)

Period of implementation: 24 months (starting with December 2018)

Project leader: VEGEPOLYS – France


Overall Objective:

The overall objective of the call is to boost industrial competitiveness and investment in the EU via cross-regional cooperation and networking by supporting the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialisation investments (ESCP-S3). These partnerships shall facilitate cluster cooperation in thematic areas related to regional smart specialisation strategies and increase the involvement of industry in the context of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernization.

Specific objectives:

  1. Building a common vision of the challenges to face and the bottlenecks to the adaption of new technologies for improving efficiency and traceability in various vegetal-based agrifood chains (WP 2)
  2. Proposing a joint implementation plan to stimulate innovation, business and investment for better efficiency and traceability in agrifood chain (WP 2, 3 & 4)
  3. Creating an interregional ecosystem for cross-pollination between ICT/TBD and agrifood sector, and the associated tools to develop cooperation between actors (WP 2)
  4. Highlighting and making emergence pilot projects to facilitate the development of promising solutions (WP 3)
  5. Providing dedicated support to a selection of high potential ICT SMEs to speed up the deployment of their solutions in the agrifood sector (WP 4)
  6. Interlinking and creating synergies with other national and European initiatives to improve the impacts of TRACK actions and sustain them in the time (WP 5)

Budget: EUR 344,013,.00