Hungry Ecocities - 2nd Open Call now open

Hungry EcoCities is launching the 2nd Phase of the 2nd Open Call for Artists! We aim to explore one of the most pressing challenges of our times: the need for a more healthy, sustainable, responsible, and affordable agri-food system for all enabled by AI.

In this phase, we search for 10 individual artists who will team up with a European SME/End-user to address specific local challenges for artist-driven experiments conducted in local test sites. The selected teams will work together on a proposal to tackle a challenge in a concrete test site provided by the End-User (e.g., supermarket, bio farm, community garden, production facility, restaurant).

EatThis. is proudly involved as a knowledge HUB within Hungry Eco Cities, a project that receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme.

Hungry EcoCities Open Call for Artists

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:

  • Up to €37,500: including €1,500 per each pre-selected Artist for the Jury Day participation and €36,000 per ultimately selected Artist joining the PPE (Paths to progress Experiments) residency for 8 months.
  • Access to scientific expertise and input from the Hungry EcoCities scientist group.
  • Access to creative studios and their directions on the future of food and access to the network of the Knowledge Hubs.
  • Access to CRA Factory in Turin, with the possibility to use its equipment (3D printing, laser cutting, crafting tools, etc.) for prototyping, and receive technical support on their use (according to availability).

This 2nd Open Call opens on the 11th of July 2024 at 9am* and closes the 20th of September 2024 at 1pm* (Brussels time)

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.