EU PiG Innovation Group

Bridging the knowledge gap for a sustainable European pig industry.

Knowledge transfer project

The European Union (EU) is the world’s second biggest producer of pig meat, and to maintain an economically viable and sustainable industry, innovation is a key factor. EU PiG* is a collaborative four-year knowledge transfer project aiming to connect pig producers with industry best practice and academia, promoting the adoption of new technologies and novel practices.


Beta played a pivotal role in supporting the consortium prepare a winning proposal, securing €2 million from the EU’s research programme Horizon 2020.


Disseminating best practice


We now lead on the project’s dissemination activities which include strategic communications, project website and publication of end user material. We are responsible for transferring the best practice identified via EU PiG’s annual ‘contests’, into user friendly tools and materials targeted at pig producers across Europe, to showcase good examples of how specific industry challenges can be addressed.


You can discover more about the project on the EU PiG website.

* EU PiG received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 727933.