Submitted by Olga Glumac on 10 August 2019

The Second Call for the VIDA Demonstration Voucher has opened August 1st, 2019.

VIDA Demonstration Voucher (DV) provides financial support to small and medium-sized enterprizes (SME) in the food, water, energy or KET-sector to fund the demonstration of innovative solutions towards resource efficient food processing. The DV are meant to address one common challenge of minimizing resource consumption in the industrial food chain. The key enabling technologies (KET), i.e. microtechnology, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, advanced materials, photonics, and advanced manufacturing technologies provide diverse potentials to tackle the challenges of minimizing resource consumption. DV supports in particular demonstration projects that are based on such KET solutions.

The SMEs are entitled to apply and benefit from more than one VIDA voucher, reaching a total max. funding of € 60.000 per SME, provided that the VIDA projects are executed in line with the VIDA Terms and ConditionsThe Second Call has opened August 1st, 2019 at 09:00 hrs CET, and will close October 31st, 2019 17:00 hrs CET.

Please learn about DV application procedures here and the sucess of the First Call here.

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The VIDA project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement nº 777795. 

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VIDA – Value added Innovation in fooD chAins– 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 solutions.

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