Selected – 2014

ERA-NET SUSFOOD – Sustainable food production and consumption

ERA-NET SUSFOOD call for proposals has a provisionnal total budget of 7M €. This call for proposals will be launched the 1st of February.

The main objective of this call is to support interdisciplinary research and innovative approach to favor a sustainable food production and consumption.

Three topics are supported by the funding partners for this call for proposals:

  • Innovation in food processing technologies
  • Redesign input, waste and side flow strategies to increase resource efficiency and provide added value in food processing, manufacture etc.
  • Interdisciplinary research approach to innovative food products and use of new raw materials for food products

ANR funding for the SUSFOOD call for proposals is dedicated to the topic Innovation in food processing technologies (Topic 1) in the Research and Innovation section only (public-private partnership).
There is a need for flexible, innovative food manufacturing, and resilient processes and systems and identification of opportunities to increase competitiveness, efficiency, and economic growth in a low carbon European food and drink sector. Research needs to support innovative solutions to achieve sustainably produced food, through more efficient food processing, packaging and distribution embracing the retail and catering sectors and which are safe, healthy, sensorial, affordable, and nutritionally balanced. This will require development of new technologies or improvement of existing technologies to retain and improve the qualities of the raw materials, to overcome the increased variability of raw materials, and optimize resource efficiency through reduced energy, water use to decrease environmental impact.. New processes are needed to upgrade and valorize components from alternative sources to food grade ingredients to ensure optimal use of raw materials.

Opening : 2014-02-05 at 11:19 CET
Pre-proposal deadline : 2014-04-01 at 15:00 CEST
Application Deadline : 2014-08-01 at 15:00 CEST

General information and contacts:

The project must be submitted by the coordinating partner in electronic form on the website accessible through, before the deadline.


Claude Yven, eranet.susfood(at)



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