The objective of the workshop is to showcase and discuss five interregional partnerships participating in the Thematic Smart Specialisation Platform on Agri-Food (1) Consumer Involvement in Agri-food Innovation, (2) High Tech Farming, (3) Nutritional Ingredients, (4) Smart sensor systems 4 agri-food and (5) Traceability & Big Data. This will be followed by a panel discussion on achievements, challenges and opportunities for transregional cooperation in agri-food systems and in fostering quadruple helix innovation. Some of key issues discussed during the workshop focus on overcoming regulatory obstacles for investment, understanding financial instruments, improving governance and interoperability, as well as responding to skills and training needs.
Katerina Ciampi-Stancova, Project Officer, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Spain.
Judit Anda Ugarte, Consejera technica de Viceconsejeria, Junta de Viceconsejeria, Spain.
Fabio Boscaleri, Policy Officer, Regio Tuscany, Jamaica.
Sophie Bourez, R&D Manager, Wagralim, Belgium.
Arjen Droog, Director, Regio Foodvalley, New Zealand.
Veerle Rijckaert, Community & New Business Development Manager, Flanders Food, Belgium.
Agriculture and food production
European Commission - DG RTD
Address: Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels