Hungry Ecocities - 2nd Open Call now open

EatThis. is a knowledge HUB within Hungry Eco Cities, a project that receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme and we’re excited to announce that the 2nd Open Call is coming up!

The 2nd Open Call will select up to 10 industrial SMEs from the agri-food sector and up to 10 artists that jointly will work on AI enabled use scenario prototypes and awareness-raising artworks that:

  1. Make the food chain more transparent, inclusive, and sustainable
  2. Build connections between different stakeholders in the food chain
  3. Promote more informed and sustainable consumption patterns.
Hungry EcoCities 2nd Open Call

Goals of the 2nd Open Call:

To develop, test and validate innovative applications of AI and/or digital technology with food chain SMEs leading to:

  • Lasting innovative results for the SMEs
  • Wider effects in the food chain
  • Proving the value of artists as innovators

Selected applicants will receive:

  • Equity-free funding of up to € 45,000; 
  • 14-month support programme; 
  • Access to scientific expertise from the Hungry EcoCities scientists group 
  • Scientific insight on the selected research line; 
  • Artistic experimentation through art-driven innovation future product/service: demonstration of Art-Driven Innovation in the relevant environment; 
  • Creative storytelling and public testing in Prototype Park; 
  • Access to the project tools from the Hungry EcoCities digital prototypes; 
  • Access to the network of the knowledge HUBs. 

This 2nd Open Call for applications from SMEs opens on 15 February 2024 at 9:00 CET and closes on 15 May 2024 at 17:00 CEST.

How to apply:

👉 Click here for the application form and all important information. In case of any questions, do not hesitate to contact Renee Snijders.

Project timeline:

About the Hungry EcoCities project

Hungry EcoCities aims to explore and solve the pressing challenge of creating a healthier, more sustainable, responsible, and affordable agri-food system. They plan to achieve this by rethinking technology design and development and incorporating art-driven experimentation and prototyping. The project strives to demonstrate the potential of a standardised development framework in enabling European agri-food businesses to deliver AI-enabled responsible innovation for a sustainable food chain. Become a part of a community and pave the way for a future, where responsible innovation plays a central role, and revolutionising the European agri-food sector! For more information visit: Hungry EcoCities – S+T+ARTS.

This HungryEcoCities project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement 101069990.