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News article15 June 2022Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

Food systems - Research and innovation investment gap study

Investment in research & innovation is needed to ensure long-term resilience & sustainability of EU food systems. 

This report presents the main 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:

  1. a review of projects funded through the EU R&I Framework Programmes (FP7 and Horizon 2020)
  2. a mapping of national public funding available for food-systems R&I in the EU Member States
  3. an estimation of private sector investment in food systems R&I by firms headquartered in the EU

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 and to identify any potential funding gaps.

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Food systems - Research and innovation investment gap study

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Publication date
15 June 2022
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Directorate-General for Research and Innovation