Sustainable Foods Test Bed
Testing and experimentation facilities for sustainable food production
For digital innovators working in the agri-food sector, the Sustainable Foods test bed provides a broad range of services for testing and experimentation of novel digital products, for soil and soilless food production.
These test bed services can be co-funded up to 75%.
We aim to support 45 new commercially viable products accelerate from TRL 4 (technology validated in laboratory conditions) to between TRL 7 (prototype demonstration in operational environment) and TRL 9 (system proven in operational)
For innovators in the agri-food sector
If you are a SME developing digital products for the agri-food sector, briefly present your product here and we can help you tailoring the testing & experimentation that best fits the profile for a successful TRL upgrade.
Relevant digital technologies include artificial intelligence (AI), high performance computing (HPC), cybersecurity, additive manufacturing, robotics, virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), internet of things (IoT), data science and big data, advanced materials, nanotechnology, micro/ nanoelectronics, photonics, simulation, cyberphysical systems (CPS), blockchain, mobility, and connectivity, among other.
Access to testbed services is open, transparent, non-discriminatory, and non-competitive with existing market offerings.
Find out more about the eligibility requirements to receive public funding.
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How does it work
Beneficiaries of the support include companies of any size or legal form, from the private or public sectors. In the case of Test Beds Excellence Europe, eligible consortia may include Non-Business Research and Development (R&D) System Entities, provided that the application is approved under the Testing and Experimentation Facilities of the Digital Europe Program. Eligible expenses include investment in tangible and intangible assets, as well as costs related to personnel and administration. Funding for companies responsible for creating and operating the Test Bed ranges from 50% to 90% depending on the type of expense, location, and the support amount transferred to SMEs and startups participating through the provision of more favorable conditions for the development of new products and services