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News - Wednesday, October 21, 2020

ESA call around 'Responsible Agritech'

In the framework of the Kick-Start activities programme, the European Space Agency has launched a call titled "Responsible Agritech" in coordination with the ERA-NET Cofund ICT-AGRI-FOOD.

ICT agri foodThis call aims to stimulate the development of space enabled agritech value chain applications to tackle in a responsible manner the agricultural challenges of 21st century. Three key objectives are defined, in line with the new Common Agricultural Policy:

  • Sustainability: agritech applications mitigating impacts on the climate and the environment, landscapes, biodiversity and producing safe and healthy food.
  • Fairness: Ensuring decent revenues for farmers (especially those with more difficulties), rebalancing power in food chain, promoting rural areas and attracting young farmers.
  • Competitiveness: develop the agritech sector through innovation, digitalization, new technologies, rural development and infrastructure, efficient advisory systems and continuous training.

The call is open until the 27th of November 2020 for companies that intend to develop space-enabled AgriTech applications and services.

Submit your proposal at the latest by November 27th, 2020 13:00hr CEST

More detailed information and the relevant topics can be found on: https://business.esa.int/funding/intended-tender/responsible-agritech