Call for Solutions

Sustainable Food Systems


Call for Solutions – Sustainable Food Systems is the initiative launched within the Horizon2020 Food Trails project, which aims to develop more sustainable, healthy and inclusive food policies in 11 European cities: Bergamo, Birmingham, Bordeaux Metropole, Copenhagen, Funchal, Grenobel-Alpes Metropole, Groningen, Milan, Thessaloniki, Tirana, and Warsaw.

The call selects innovative start-ups and SMEs to develop, in collaboration with Food Trails’ partner cities, strategic solutions to improve the sustainability of urban food systems.


The 7 areas of challenge


The 11 cities involved in the Food Trails project contributed to defining the main challenges addressed by the Call. This call seeks innovative startups and SMEs that can develop strategic services and solutions related to seven different areas of challenge:

Match-Making Day

Call for Solutions Sustainable Food Systems



Innovative start-ups and SMEs interested in participating in Food Trails’ “Call for Solution – Sustainable Food Systems” should apply by 16 February.


Apply now to submit your start up and join the Food Trails momentum for more sustainable, healthy and inclusive Food Systems!



  • Having the opportunity to develop a pilot solution within the Food Trails Project, in collaboration with its 11 partner cities;
  • Achieving international visibility;
  • Joining the most relevant network of cities and food stakeholders in Europe;
  • Participating in an experimental project, characterized by public-private collaboration.


Find out the Food Trails Partner Cities


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