The report provides the results of a comparative study of the levels of research and innovation (R&I) investment in food systems across the European Union (EU), considering both public and private R&I expenditure at national and EU level.
To inform the study, three main strands of research were used:
- a review of projects funded through the EU R&I 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;
- a first analysis of private sector expenditure on food systems R&I.
Data were categorised based on 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.
The report serves as a complement to the policy paper of June 2022.