ICT-AGRI-FOOD wants to use data from the entire foodchain (about environmental impact, origin, nutritional value, safety, integrity etc), as well as digital technological solutions (such as remote and local sensing, data analytics, Big Data technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, automation and robotics etc) to make our agri-food systems more sustainable and resilient. 

This call for projects is open, with a deadline of 15-08-2022 at 13u00. 

These project proposals should fit within one of the 3 topics:

Topic 1: "Agri-food systems enabled by interconnected digital technologies that are more transparent to consumers, farmers and other stakeholders along the agri-food value chain"
Topic 2: "Identify, address and remove barriers for adoption of ICT technologies in the agri-food systems"
Topic 3: "Develop and impact estimation (if applicable: evaluation) of data-driven reward and incentive systems to support sustainable and resilient farm management practices"

More information about these topics can be found in the Call document

The ICT-AGRI-FOOD 2022 Joint Call consists of 19 national and regional public funding parties from 16 countries and 1 region. For Belgium, VLAIO joined this call. 
Projects should start in the first quarter of 2023, they should last between 2 and 3 years.


Eligible consortia will consist of a minimum of 3 independent entities seeking funding from a minimum of 3 differnt Funding Parties of 3 different countries participating in the Joint Call; Consortia with more than 8 partners should justify the necessity and manageability of the project in the submission template. 

Involvement in multiple applications is permissible, but they cannot be involved full-time on multiple applications. In case where directly funded participants are named on more than one application, it should be noted that any individual participat will not be allowed to exceed more than 36 person months in their time in aggregate across the total number of applications submitted. 

The maximum budget that can be requested from one country is 70% from the total requested budget. This limit is also valid if there are several partners from the same country. 

Applicants not eligible for funding are welcome to participate in projects at their own expense. 


In addition to following the general rules, each proposal must also meet the eligibility criteria of national or regional funder of each country or region involved in the project. 

More information?

More information can be found on the VLAIO Website, in the Call document, in the guidelines for applicants or on the call website. Here, a matchmaking tool can be found as well. 

Flemish parties interested in this call are encouraged to contact VLAIO.

As always, please contact OBI at if you are planning on submitting an application. 



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