Hungary and Netherlands join forces in agro-food call for proposals

On the 18th of April a new call for proposals was launched by the Eurostars Innovation Network in the theme of agro-food. The call was announced by Hungary, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Canada, and Israel to support the competitiveness of the agro-food sector.

Eurostars is a joint programme between EUREKA and the European Commission that supports SMEs (small- and medium sized enterprises) that work on international innovation projects. While the network usually supports developments in a wide-variety of technology fields, this call specifically targets ‘Market driven R&D in innovative technologies applied to the food chain’.

Applicants are encouraged to apply with market-ready solutions for products, processes or service systems in the field of:

  • food technology (processing, packaging and labelling, additives),
  • food safety and quality (food-borne diseases, quality and nutritional properties)
  • novel proteins and food products
  • valorisation of agricultural waste streams (organic waste from agriculture, agro-industrial side streams, waste streams from food-processing)

The key purpose of this call is to promote the creation of Eurostar projects. Consortia with successful applications can apply for funding through the national EUREKA offices in Hungary (NRDI), The Netherlands (, France (BPI France), Spain (CDTI), Canada (NRC IRAP) and Israel (ISERD).

To find out more and to apply for this call, please visit Eurostar’s website and consult the document package below. The agriculture team of the Dutch Embassy in Budapest is available for assistance as well.

Beeld: Koppert