CTA publishes a scientific paper on agri-food digitization in the Open Access Government journal
The article explains the results of the EU project DIVA, which has funded 134 projects of 180 European innovative SMEs to accelerate the digitization of the agri-food, forestry and enviromental sectors.
CTA has published a scientific article in the Open Access Government journal to disseminate the EU project DIVA results and its contribution to the digitization of the agri-food, forestry and environmental sectors in Europe.
The Agri-food Technical Officer, Nathalie Chavrier, and the consultant Macarena Ureña have coordinated the elaboration of this paper. The project coordinator, ASOI, and the partners InesTEC and H-Farm have also colaborated in the article.
The article analyzes the transnational challenges and the opportunities in the digitization of the aforementioned sectors, and offers a number of recommendations aimed at SMEs and public administrations to accelerate the process.
DIVA project has funded 134 projects of 180 innovative SMEs, from 9 European countries, through 2 open calls which received nearly 400 proposals. Out of which, 36 SMEs were Spanish.
About the project
CTA is one of the 10 partners from 6 EU countries participating in EU project DIVA, with a budget of more than € 4M for 3 years and funded by Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme.
The main challenge has been to reduce the gap between ITC providers and the European agri-food industry. In addition to the calls, DIVA has provided innovation support services, has created a network of experts to support the SMEs and has mapped the regionnal aids for technological development in Europe, among other actions.