OPEN CALL FOR VIDA VALIDATION AND DEMONSTRATION VOUCHERS I DL MAR 29
13 March 2019 - 29 March 2019
VIDA aims to accelerate the implementation of new solutions (preferably key enabling technologies) in the food sector which improve the usage of water and energy with the ambition to reduce losses and consumption. VIDA has three different types of funding vouchers to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) seeking new resource efficient
VIDA has created a collaboration space consisting of workshops and an online matchmaking portal called ‘CLOU5’, to be complemented by matchmaking events that will allow enterprises to identify a suitable partner matching the needs of a prospective user. In a second step, the SME and the partner(s) can apply for a joint ‘Demonstration Project’ to demonstrate an innovation in the value chain. Follow-up coaching and transfer activities by the VIDA partner organizations will maximize the impact of these collaborative innovation projects.
Table 1 Snapshot of the financial overview for the VIDA Voucher Scheme
Valueper voucher (€)
Purpose of voucher
Innovation Support Voucher
€ 1.000* to € 5.000 *except for travel expenses
An individual service regarding a specific challenge in its value chain that could be improved.
€ 10.000 to € 25.000
A customised validation of its solution.
€ 10.000 to € 60.000
A demonstration of the solution in cooperation with a prospective user, together with at least one other SME.
The overall maximum funding available for any SME is € 60.000 (the sum of all VIDA vouchers awarded to this beneficiary). Any funding received by an SME in the form of VIDA vouchers will be reduced from the overall amount of funding available for this SME within VIDA.
SME’s participating as knowledge/service providers are not
restricted to the overall maximum funding (€ 60.000), thus can participate in multiple consultancy or innovation projects.