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Food systems: Research and innovation investment gap study


978-92-76-58626-5, KI-09-22-600-EN-N
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Publication date
10 March 2023
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation


This comprehensive report presents the results of a comparative study of food systems research and innovation (R&I) investment levels in the EU, considering public and private R&I spent at both national and EU level.

Three main strands of research were used to inform the study: a review of projects funded through the EU Framework Programmes (Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and Horizon 2020); a mapping of national public funding available for food systems R&I in the EU Member States; and a first analysis of private sector expenditure on food systems R&I. Data were categorised according to the priorities, pathways and sectors identified by the European Commission’s Food 2030 R&I policy framework to understand overall levels of expenditure on different priorities in food-related sectors.

The report complements the summary report/policy brief published in 2022.

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10 MARCH 2023
Research and innovation investment gap study : policy report