S4Agro | Sustainable Solutions for the Agribusiness Sector

Notice no. 02/SIAC/2019 – Support System for Collective Actions – Qualification. Project no. 46425


Project description

The S4AGRO project aims to qualify SMEs in the agro-industrial sector, namely in the meat products, horticultural products, dairy products and bakery products, to adopt innovative and sustainable solutions to increase their productivity, effectiveness and efficiency in terms of Industry 4.0 and circular economy.


Main objective

The S4AGRO project aims to identify and disseminate among SMEs in the agro-industrial sector, good practices in the use of sustainable primary (ecological) and secondary (recyclable and/or reusable) packaging and the critical factors to their application and the most effective logistics practices. Innovative technologies and best practices in the use of intelligent and/or active packaging are also addressed in this context. It also addresses cybersecurity, aiming to identify critical factors for the security of computer systems and qualification for the application of good practices. It is also aimed at identifying and characterizing waste-generating points and defining innovative solutions for their use in order to improve production efficiency and reduce environmental impacts. It also aims to enable, disseminate and facilitate access to training processes for the introduction of scientific and technological-based innovation in order to enable SMEs to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0.


Project code

02/SIAC/2019 – 46425


Promoting Entity

Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI)


Partner Entity

Universidade de Évora (UÉvora)

Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (IPC)

Instituto Politécnico da Guarda (IPG)

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (IPLeiria)

Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (IPVC)

Associação do Cluster Agro-Industrial do Centro (InovCluster)


Principal Investigator (global)

Doctor Pedro Miguel de Figueiredo Dinis Oliveira Gaspar (dinis@ubi.pt)


Start Date 

April 24, 2020


End Date  

April 23, 2022