In total, DIVA supported with €2.7 million from European Commission grant, 134 projects involving 180 SMEs or start-ups located in 9 European countries. In addition to that, the projects received €8.4 million of private investment, representing a leverage effect of 3:1 for the investment of the European Commission. Eventually, these projects developed 124 new products or services, and filled 10 patents.
Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation, coordinator of DIVA, recently received “Les étoiles de l’Europe” Trophy from the French Ministry of Research during the forum of Horizon Europe in Paris. This prize aims to reward and enhance the European commitment of the teams who have distinguished themselves by the success of their projects, highlighting their work and encouraging their colleagues to apply for European funding. Furthermore, it is an excellent recognition of DIVA’s actions to support SME led innovative projects in agriculture and agri-food.
- Publication date
- 13 December 2021
- European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency