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VIDA: Value-added Innovation in fooD chAins

VIDA is a 36 months European project (2018-2021) funded by the INNOSUP Call of HORIZON 2020 to support with specific contributions SMEs in the food chain interested in improving the use and efficiency of energy resources (water and other energy sources).

What we mean by "food chain" or "food value chain"

All stages related to the production, processing and distribution of food, from agricultural production, to industrial manufacturing processes up to the distribution of products.

Why improve the use and efficiency of energy resources in the food supply chain

The food supply chain uses considerable amounts of water and energy. This leads to issues of consumption, measurement, management, quality control and treatment of energy sources, both in processes and in uses. Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials and advanced manufacturing, can help address these challenges.

Who are the promoters of the Project

Promoters and project managers are a network of 10 industrial and technological clusters from the agro-food, water, energy and enabling technologies sectors of seven European countries (Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Czech Republic, Spain).

The contact for Italian companies is the LE2C Cluster - Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster.

Are you a company in the industrial supply chain Food-Water-Energy? We are looking for companies that have a challenge to solve that requires a technological solution in the agro-food and livestock sectors (production, processing and distribution)!

Contact us for more information and to find out the available funding by writing to

For more information download the flyer and visit the project’s official website

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