15 Jun 2022
Commission publishes research and innovation investment gap study on food systems
On 15 June 2022, the European Commission published a policy paper which presents the main results of a comparative study of food systems research and innovation (R&I) investment levels in the EU. The study considers 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 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.
The paper can be downloaded here: