Funding Calls

Call for proposals for Internet of Food Things Network Plus pilot studies

Closing date for applications: 11:00 4th November 2019 


Applicants are invited to apply for short‐term pilot research study funding from the Internet of Food Things Network Plus, set up as a priority challenge area by the Digital Economy Theme (DE) led by EPSRC. These pilot studies will be no longer than 6 months in duration and are intended to test new ideas or create novel linkages between research areas.

The priority areas for applications are as follows:

  1. Research that develops our understanding of digital collaboration amongst stakeholders in the food production supply chain drawing upon the recommendations of the IoFT Digital Collaboration report
  2. Research that deepens our understanding of, and demonstrates applications for, Industry technologies including IoT, telecommunications, robotics, AI, etc. across the food production supply chain
  3. Legal aspects of managing complex data sets, governance of complex data sets and novel digital business models

We are seeking applications that also consider other cross-cutting themes relating to the food sector, namely:

  • Traceability, transparency and disclosure as they relate to complex supply chains
  • Food safety and fraud
  • Efficiency, productivity and sustainability and their contribution to the climate crisis
  • Reduction of food waste across all stages of the food chain
  • Distributed computing/digital communication technologies and related cyber risks

Further details and application form at: