Apply for vouchers

In S3FOOD, SMEs (food processing SMEs or technology providing SMEs) can apply for funding up to € 60,000. Depending on the theme and the development stage you are at, you can apply for different vouchers. But don’t worry – we will guide you to the right voucher. 

Please see the FAQ to check if you comply with the eligibility criteria before applying.

Open

Continuously

Travel voucher

€ 650

per SME

To help maturation of ideas and projects, by joining cross-border activities events in S3FOOD.

Guide for applicants.

Closed

Opens February 19, 2020

Exploration voucher

€ 15,000

per SME

1st stage engagement for testing and analysis for future development (analysis, technical feasibility etc.)

Closed

Opens February 19, 2020

Validation voucher

€ 120,000

per project

Validation of a digital solution in relevant environment related to a selected challenge of the food sector.

Max. € 60,000 pr. SME

Closed

Opens February 19, 2020

Application voucher

€ 180,000

per project

Implementation of new digital solutions in real environment on site of the food company.

Max. € 60,000 pr. SME

S3FOOD supports projects within these four themes

To apply for a financial support in S3FOOD your idea should fit into, at least one of the 4 thematic prirorities below.

FAQ

Applicants must be either member of one of the clusters in the S3Food consortium, established or with a branch office in the S3FOOD territorial scope.

Belgium, Denmark, France (Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur and Bretagne), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain (Principado de Asturias, La Comunidad Foral de Navarra and Galicia).

The SME Applicants must comply with the following EU definition of an SME.

Category Staff count Turnover or Balance sheet total
Medium-sized < 250 ≤ € 50 m ≤ € 43 m
Small < 50 ≤ € 10 m ≤ € 10 m
Micro < 10 ≤ € 2 m ≤ € 2 m

An SME can submit an application to any of the cut-off dates or request multiple travel vouchers without exceeding the ceiling of 60k€ in total.

An SME can apply together with other innovation actors (universities, research centres, public authorities, living labs, large companies, etc.) for vouchers in a single application. The 60k€ limit includes the costs of participation of the innovation actors they bring in their application.

TRL level indicates the technology readiness level. You can find an article explaining the different TRL levels including specific examples here. An article will be made to guide SME’s to understand the TRL levels.

Referring to Annex G of the General Annexes to the Work Programme 2018 – 2020

TRL 1 – basic principles observed
TRL 2 – technology concept formulated
TRL 3 – experimental proof of concept
TRL 4 – technology validated in lab
TRL 5 – technology validated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)
TRL 6 – technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)
TRL 7 – system prototype demonstration in operational environment
TRL 8 – system complete and qualified
TRL 9 – actual system proven in operational environment (competitive manufacturing in the case of key enabling technologies; or in space)

The maximum amount to be granted per SME shall not exceed €60.000,00 in total.

SMEs applying as a consortium will benefit from vouchers up to 60k€ each and NOT up to 60k€ in total per project.

An SME can submit an application to any of the cut-off dates or request multiple travel vouchers without exceeding the ceiling of 60k€ in total

An SME can apply together with other innovation actors (universities, research centres, public authorities, living labs, large companies, etc.) for vouchers in a single application. The 60k€ limit includes the costs of participation of the innovation actors they bring in their application.