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Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA)

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General Information
Programme: 
H2020-INNOSUP-1-2017
Project duration: 
Sunday, 1 April, 2018 to Wednesday, 31 March, 2021
Project website: 
Total budget: 
€5.031.141
EU Contribution: 
€4.532.753
Partnership Composition: 
Organisation nameFunctionCountryWebsite linkECCP linkIs Cluster Organisation ?
STICHTING CENTRE OF EXPERTISE WATER TECHNOLOGIE
Coordinator
Netherlands
No
STICHTING WATER ALLIANCE
Partner
Netherlands
No
NANOPROGRES ZS
Partner
Czech Republic
Yes
SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO - CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO S.A.
Communication
Portugal
No
ARAGON INNOVALIMEN
Partner
Spain
Yes
LOMBARDY ENERGY CLEANTECH CLUSTER
Partner
Italy
Yes
FOOD-PROCESSING INITIATIVE E. V.
Partner
Germany
No
BALTICNET PLASMATEC
Partner
Germany
Yes
ASOCIACION CLUSTER URBANO PARA EL USO EFICIENTE DEL AGUA
Partner
Spain
Yes
CLEAN
Partner
Denmark
Yes

Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins (VIDA) will nurture and harness the growth and innovation potential of SMEs working across European food chains, bringing together four complementary and mutually dependent sectors; food, energy, water and key enabling technologies (KET). VIDA will strengthen current and develop new cross-sectoral industrial value chains within the food production and processing industries through a combination of direct and indirect innovation actions, as well as support and capacity building measures. These will include open-innovation and virtual collaboration tools, mentoring and knowledge-sharing activities and a 'twin-track' innovation voucher scheme which will support the realisation of high-TRL, large-scale, demonstration and commercialisation projects across Europe. We will effect change among more than 6200 organisations, primarily SMEs. VIDA combines expertise from four complementary European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCPs): FoodPackLab, EU4Food, Energy in Water and AdPack, with a direct reach of over 700 SMEs across the partner clusters (and 2100 SMEs across the collaborating ESCPs). The collaborating partners have been carefully selected to ensure a complementary balance of geographies, knowledge, experience and expertise within VIDA's four sectors, and maximise the potential for cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary exchanges to create new industrial value chains. VIDA will operate for 3 years and has a total budget of €5.031.141, €4,044,776 of which will directly and benefit SMEs (>81% of the total budget). €3,275,000 of the budget is targeted to provide specialist innovation vouchers and catalyse large-scale demonstration with commercialisation innovation projects, with >100 beneficiaries (1).

(1) https://www.cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/214779_en.html