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The new EU Circular Economy Action Plan

"There is only one planet Earth, yet by 2050, the world will be consuming as if there were three"That is the beginning of the introductory chapter of the new Circular Economy Action Plan of the EU Commission. How will this plan tackle the challenge? In this post, we...

10 trends for the future of the agricultural sector

Recently, the EU Commission made public a new report on the medium-term outlook for major EU agricultural markets to 2030. It includes: analysis of uncertainties, trends and macroeconomic factors that can have an impact on the sector in the EU. Two years before,...

Study on the participation of the agricultural sector in the BBI JU

Between March and August of 2019, Innvoarum carried out the "Study on the participation of the agricultural sector in the BBI JU: business models, challenges and recommendations to enhance the impact on rural development". The study was commissioned by the BBI JU...

2020 EU Funding Calls for innovation

What EU public funding Calls are of interest to an innovative project in the bioeconomy? What are the deadlines for 2020? What information has been already published about them? Where should I look for specific information on EU Calls for 2020? If you are looking for...

Innovarum at the Biofruitnet Kick-off Meeting

With the kick-off meeting held from 16th to 17th December 2019 in Hamburg, the project BIOFRUITNET has been officially launched. Focusing on organic pome, stone and citrus fruits, this projects aims to strengthen the competitiveness of European organic fruit...

Innovarum at the BBI JU Stakeholders Forum

The 4 of December of 2019, Innovarum attended the BBI JU Stakeholders Forum in Brussels representing the Pro-Enrich Project and the GreenProtein Project. The day before (3 of December), the BBI JU organised the "Projects Day", dedicated exclusively to BBI JU funded...

Work cost of SME Owners in H2020

Sometimes, project reporting is not as easy as it may seem, especially when reporting personnel costs. Declaring SME owners’ work cost can be a bit tricky, we have prepared this post to clear some doubts. There are two types of SME owners who work on a H2020 project:...

Innovarum, winner of the Prize “Premio Emprendedoras 2019”

Last October 18, Innovarum won the first prize of the ninth edition of the Premio Emprendedoras 2019. This prize is an annual contest organised by the City of Madrid and it seeks to acknowledge original, creative and innovative projects carried out by women. During...

EIT-Food Problem Solving Sessions in Bilbao

  Maya Hernando and Irene Paredes, co-founders of Innovarum, were invited as expert participants to the EIT-Food Problem Solving Sessions Workshop held the 12th and 13th of September of 2019 at the startup Accelerator Programme in Bilbao, Spain. The goal of the...

The new SME Instrument: the EIC Accelerator

  The SME Instrument is a funding programme for Small and Medium Enterprises under Horizon 2020, the EU's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The program  “supports high-risk, high-potential small and medium-sized enterprises and innovators to help them...

Your First Steps on the Funding and Tender Opportunities Portal

  The Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal (F&TP) (the Single Electronic Data Interchange Area) is the entry point for participants and experts in funding programmes and tenders managed by the European Commission and other EU bodies. Through the...

Pro-Enrich: 1-year anniversary & General Assembly

Coinciding with the beginning of the second year of the Pro-Enrich project, on May 23rd and 24th the team got together in Germany to hold the project’s biannual General Assembly. The meeting was organised by project partner Tate & Lyle on their Food Systems Global...

Seeds & Chips 2019

Since 2015, Seeds&Chips has brought the brightest minds in food and AgTech world to Milano for an annual gathering that features speakers, conference sessions, an exhibition hall, interactive events, and much more. In Innovarum we didn’t want to miss this event...

Collaborative Projects in H2020

Within Horizon 2020, Collaborative Projects are, by far, the largest programme area, with a total budget of 50 billion euros in the period 2014-2020. There are three kinds of Collaborative Projects and each of them is designed for a different purpose. They are...

Fast Track To Innovation: All you need to know

As part of the European Innovation Council pilot, the Fast Track to Innovation, or simply FTI, is a fully-bottom-up innovation support programme promoting close-to-the-market innovation activities open to industry-driven consortia that can be composed of all types of...

EIT FAN 2019: applications now open!

EIT Food, a pan-European partnership that focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation in the food sector, launched in 2018 the EIT FAN (Food Accelerator Network) with the purpose of supporting and maximizing the success of start-ups that can have a high impact in the...

Phase 1 or Phase 2? Getting to know the SME Instrument

Within Horizon 2020, the biggest EU research and innovation programme ever, we can find a variety of different funding schemes. For the first time, there is one programme especially tailor-made for European Small and Medium companies, providing funding and support for...

Which is the right funding for me?

Have you come up a disruptive idea and you need funding to develop it? The European Union offers multiple funding programmes and we know it is not always easy to find the one that suits you best. The team of experts of Innovarum has prepared this 2-step guide to help...