This Catalogue has been developed as a joint initiative by the members of the Enterprise Europe Network – Sector Group Agrofood. The main aim is to encourage the Participation of SMEs in the Agrofood theme of Horizon2020 Programme.

With an investment of €1.3 billion, the Societal Challenge 2 (SC2) Work Programme for 2018-2020 responds to some of the key challenges our planet is facing for the years to come: adapting to and mitigating climate change; ensuring food security; safeguarding the natural resource base, promoting alternatives to fossil-based economies and sustainably using marine resources while protecting the oceans. Agriculture and food systems, forestry, the marine and the bio-based sectors are at the very heart of the challenges to be addressed.
SC2 Work Programme focuses on the sustainable management of land and waters to secure healthy food as well as on the delivery of public goods such as biodiversity and clean water. Furthermore, it supports innovative food and marine industries, the bioeconomy and dynamic rural areas. The H2020 – Agrofood Partnerships Profiles Catalogue intends to be an effective tool to promote the participation of European SMEs, R&D groups and Technological centres at European Funding Programmes.

Most of the profiles included in this Catalogue are focused to the specific topics published in the 2018-2020 calls related to Societal Challenge 2: “Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy”.

Link to SC2 Work Programme 2018-2020:


Moreover, profiles in other H2020 areas related to the agrofood sector have also been published in this catalogue. For more information on the open calls, you can access the Participants Portal’s website of the European Commission:

For more information on this catalogue, please contact Ms. Cristina Cabeza, Enterprise Europe Network – CESEAND, or +34 955 045 811

Enterprise Europe Network

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Sector Group Agrofood

The agrofood industry is the largest manufacturing sector in Europe. This is a complex sector, composed by a large number of SMEs with very different profiles, lengths, and business areas. Innovation plays in this sector a key role to be competitive, but due to the complexity of the sector it is necessary to make an additional effort to reach the companies taking into account the different sectors realities. This is the reason for the creation of the Agrofood Sector Group within the Enterprise Europe Network. The Agrofood Sector Group is a bottom up activity from Enterprise Europe Network partners who have in their region a high number of companies working in the agrofood sector and want to impulse their innovation process. The mission of the Agrofood Sector Group is to enhance cooperation on the agrofood area of the Enterprise Europe Network. Every member is committed to develop the ASG within their own geographical area. They are coming together in this Sector Group because they recognise the increasing potential of international activity in this industrial field, and moreover, because the service to their clients can be improved by they can serve their clients better by focusing on this specific sector. The main objective is twofold, to contribute to raising the innovation capacity of the SMEs through the information, promotion of technology transfer and business cooperation and to feedback the EC policies in the agrofood sector with the real interests of the industry.