Cluster 6


Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture & Environment

Cluster 6 wants to achieve a transformative change of the EU economy and society by focusing on reducing environmental degradation, halt and reverse the decline of biodiversity and on better manage natural resources while meeting the EU’s climate objectives and ensuring food and water security.

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Natural Resources & Environment
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Kathleen Goris

kathleen.goris@vlaio.be

+32 2 432 42 82

Food, Bioeconomy & Agriculture
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Patrick De Molder

patrick.demolder@vlaio.be

+32 497 59 33 90

About this programme

Activities under Cluster 6 will help to accelerate the ecological transition required by the European Green Deal in order to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.  R&I activities will support the policy objectives of the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030, the circular economy action plan, the EU industrial strategy, the bio-economy strategy, the EU forest strategy, the blue growth strategy, the chemicals strategy for sustainability and the EU plastics strategy, in addition to the EU Climate policy. Cluster 6 will also steer and accelerate the transition to sustainable, healthy and inclusive food systems, to achieve effectively the objectives of the Farm to Fork Strategy.

These objectives are translated in seven destinations and impacts:

  1. Valuing and restoring BIODIVersity and ecosystem services
  2. FARM2FORK: Creating fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food systems from primary production to consumption
  3. Unlocking the full potential of the CIRCular economy and BIOeconomy sectors
  4. Realizing a cleaner environment and ZERO POLLUTION:
  5. Assessing the impact of CLIMATE change on land, oceans and water
  6. Developing resilient, inclusive, healthy and green COMMUNITIES (rural, coastal and urban)
  7. Establishing innovative GOVERNANCE, environmental observations and digital solutions in support of the Green Deal

 

Areas of activity

  • Environmental observation
  • Agriculture, forestry and rural areas
  • Circular systems
  • Food systems
  • Biodiversity and natural resources
  • Seas, oceans and inland waters
  • Bio-based innovation systems in the EU Bioeconomy
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Avia-GIS - Software Technologies for a Healthier World

Avia-GIS is a Belgian innovative SME established in 2001. They have built research and public authority trust over the past 19 years and developed a unique, disruptive software suite - VECMAP® - that supports society to overcome one of its important health threats, the spreading of Pests of Public Health importance.

With the help of a Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2 project, they will be able to add Integrated Pest Management functionalities and go to the market. With the grant, that was an essential component of their second investment round, Avia-GIS aims at raising its revenue from the current 2 M€ to 14.2 M€ in 2024, and increase the headcount from 15 to 58.

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