2nd Open Call for Innovation Experiments

agROBOfood builds upon its existing network and ecosystem and uses the mechanism of Open Calls to provide financial support to third parties, in order to accelerate network expansion, driven by the robotics community and the European agrifood sector. Two types of Open Calls are foreseen – two Open Calls for Innovation Experiments and one Open Call for Industrial Challenges.

2nd Open Call for Innovation Experiments

Topics for Innovation Experiments

Agricultural Robotics for Crop Production

Food Supply Chain Robotics

Livestock Robotics

Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants need to be SMEs.
  • Applicants need to apply as a consortium of 2-5 partners.
  • Consortiums must consist of at least one end user and one technology provider.
  • The coordinating SME needs to have a valid VAT number.
  • The solution provided must be based on robotic technologies.
  • The solution provided must address a problem of the agri-food sector.
  • Proposals shall only ask for funding for that part of the work that is not yet accomplished
    and will be carried out after having been selected for funding.
  • Current agROBOfood beneficiaries (OC1 & IC beneficiaries), IAB members
    and agROBOfood partners, as well as consortium members are not eligible.
    The consortium must have contact with the regional DIH (contact list below).
  • The proposal is delivered before the defined deadline, applying the requested submission procedure.
Open Call Documentation
Funding schema of 2nd Open Call
Open Call Timeline

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Contact Info

Name Contact person European countries
Cluster Leader Erik Pekkeriet All Clusters
North East Europe Jacob Kortbek Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus
North West Europe Erik Pekkeriet The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, United Kingdom, Ireland
France & Italy Farzam Ranjbaran France, Italy
Iberia (South West) Jesús Pablo González Spain, Portugal
Central Eastern Europe Marko Prokin Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro
Central North Europe Ahmad Issa Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czechia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary
East Mediterranean Europe Michael Koutsiaras Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel

Key Information of this Open Call

Category Description
Call Title 2nd Open Call on Innovation Experiments
Call Identifier Innovation Experiments
Description Open Call 2 aims at selecting approximately six (6) Innovation Experiments that tackle a commercial need within agri-food and offer a solution based on robotic technologies.
Type of open call NA
Publication Date 1st March 2021
Deadline 31st May 2021, 17:00 CET
Maximum amount of financial support for each project 500.000 Euros
Expected duration of project September 2021 to January 2023
Target applicants Consortia of SMEs
Type of applicants Consortia