• Identify and disseminate among SMEs good practices about the use of primary sustainable (ecological) packaging
  • Identify the critical factors for the application of sustainable packaging in Portuguese SMEs in the agri-food sector, which enhances their progression in the value chain through:
      o Qualification of their products;
      o Preparing to comply with future regulations that may put restrictions on the environmental impact of packaging.


International benchmarking

for identification of technology applied to primary sustainable packaging;


Good practices study

from sustainable (ecological) packaging to the final product in the meat, fruit and vegetable, bakery and dairy subsectors (printed and digital support);


Video production

showing products and production processes using primary sustainable (ecological) packaging

Four conferences organization

held in real time via the Internet (webinars) for training in the use of primary sustainable packaging. [VIEW EVENTS]


Secondary packaging

Start Date: 2020-09-24 | End Date: 2022-04-24 | Duration: 17 months


  • • Identify and disseminate among SMEs, good practices in the use of secondary sustainable packaging (recyclable and/or reusable).
  • • Identify the most effective logistical practices for each sector of the agri-food industry.


Identify the critical factors

for logistical efficiency in secondary packaging and transport of agri-food products, and dissemination of good practices;

Good practices study

in secondary sustainable packaging and in logistics

Dissemination roadshow in 3 national agri-food events

(presence at seminars, congresses or workshops to disseminate project results);

• Video production

showing logistical processes using secondary sustainable packaging (recyclable and/or reusable).


Intelligent and/or Active Packaging

Start Date: 2020-04-24 | End Date: 2022-04-24 | Duration: 24 months


  • To identify and disseminate to SMEs in the sector innovative technologies and best practices in the use of intelligent and/or active packaging in the agri-food sector.


International Benchmarking

for identification of technology applied to intelligent and/or active packaging


Conference Organization

and showcase of best practices in intelligent and/or active and sustainable packaging for the value chain of the agribusiness industryl

Video Production

that show products and production and logistics processes using intelligent and/or active packaging



Start Date: 2020-07-24 | End Date: 2022-04-24 | Duration: 21 months


  • Identify critical factors for the security of computer systems in the company
  • Qualify SMEs to apply best practices in this field


Critical Factors for Cybersecurity Study

in SMEs


Computer tool for self-diagnosis

of Cybersecurity Risk

Good Practice Guide for Strengthening Cybersecurity

of SMEs


Training Roadshow

of SMEs in the sector for Cybersecurity

Publishing of multimedia files

(audio, video, photo, PPS) on the Internet with the possibility for users to monitor content updates.


Waste reduction and valorization

Start Date: 2020-07-24 | End Date: 2022-04-24 | Duration: 21 months


  • Identify and characterize waste-generating points in agri-food industries;
  • Present innovative solutions in the utilization of waste;
  • With a view to improving production efficiency and reducing environmental impacts.


Visits to companies and R&D centres

towards waste reduction in the agro-food sector


Waste diagnosis

identification of the main waste production points (raw materials to final product).

Case studies

1 per sector (MP, DP, FV, B) to apply the most appropriate methodologies to reduce and valorise waste.

Good practice guides

in waste recovery

Good practice videos

in waste reduction/waste valorisation

In waste reduction/waste valorisation

to disseminate knowledge and support tools to improve production performance by reducing and valorising waste


Scientific & Technological based Innovation Activities

Start Date: 2020-07-24 | End Date: 2022-04-24 | Duration: 21 months


  • Enable, disseminate, and facilitate to companies the access to capacity building processes for the introduction of scientific and technological based innovation in the different areas of project development;
  • Enable SMEs to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0.


Study for the rationale and development of an institutional capacity building model

for SMEs in S&T based innovation

S4Agro Competition

innovation and capacity building (business; innovation solution).


to award prizes and disseminate the capacity building model with a showcase of the case studies under competition


Project promotion and dissemination of results

Start Date: 2020-04-24 | End Date: 2022-04-24 | Duration: 24 months


  • Disseminate the project and disseminate the project results to SMEs in the agro-industrial sector in the Alentejo, Center and North of the country



of project presentation

Material Production

graphic and digital for promotion

Congress Organization

international final - includes showroom

Graphic material

and digital dissemination of results


in the regional press

Marketing Campaign

digital (web multimedia content)


dissemination of project results

Dissemination of results

with local SME clusters