FOODITY Programme to create Sustainable Food Systems

FOODITY Programme to create Sustainable Food Systems

Do you have the next big digital idea to empower citizens to make healthier food choices and create more sustainable food systems?

Apply to our Open Call #1 for your chance to join our FOODITY programme, get funded up to €187.500, and receive training and support to develop your solution!

We are running a 1M€ pilot development programme for creating 6 data-driven solutions to drive innovation in food and nutrition while putting the power of personal data use back into the hands of citizens.

We will develop our pilot development programme in three phases. The first one will focus on implementing the pilot projects. The second one on maximising their impact. The programme will end with an award ceremony where the winning pilot projects will benefit from an additional €7,500.

Our data storage management system

Enabling citizens to become aware of their data is central to our visions, as it allows them to control how it is used and where it is stored.

We have developed a data architecture to protect and properly store user data, which we will require the pilot projects to use. This datalake will store the data (apart from users’ personal data, the management of which will be the responsibility of the pilots concerned), and our data_U software will process and manage it.

The selected FOODITY innovators will learn how to properly use this data architecture through training and mentoring, as well as deepen their understanding of the ethics of data management, among other technical topics.

The training will also cover citizen participation methods, as pilots must involve end-users from start to finish. Mentoring support, especially in the second phase, will focus on business matters, from innovation strategy to product development. In addition, pilots can request support in specific areas to ensure TRL advancement.

What’s in it for you?

Our value-added services

Our programme beneficiaries — the FOODITY innovators — will receive a wide range of value-added services:

Financial Support

to 187.500€ per beneficiary.

Access to Technology

And technical support to develop their solutions.

Expert Mentoring

Advice on business development: from marketing and sales to financing, innovation strategy or sustainability.

Group Coaching

Including mutual exchange between the open call beneficiaries.

Technical Training

Training on relevant technical, business, and legal issues.

Who Are We Looking for?

The Foodity Innovators

To arrive at tangible and impactful solutions, the teams that develop them must be diverse. That is why we are looking for organisations with both technical and social innovation expertise, as well as citizen engagement knowledge.

Applicants can submit proposals led by an SME/startup and partner with other 2 or 3 entities that are a mix of for-profit
and non-profit organisations.

Small or Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and startups

Developing solutions for data-driven innovation in personalised nutrition, sustainable food systems and shopping experiences.

Social innovation actors (SIAs)

Providing new practices aiming at citizen empowerment and proposing concrete actions for data sovereignty, as well as associations representing consumers’ interest in health and nutrition

Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and universities

Working on advancing the state-of-the-art and addressing the challenges around data-driven innovation for health and nutrition, as well as mechanisms to preserve citizens' sovereignty over their personal data in health and nutrition solutions.

Training organisations

Oriented to the food industry, such as culinary or nutrition schools, and interested in teaching and experimenting with the power of data for innovation and competitiveness in food production and diet planning.

How to Apply

For more information and job application details, see; FOODITY Programme to create Sustainable Food Systems

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