DIGITALISATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN AGRI-FOOD
This event will count on the following activities:
2019 Autumn Working Committee Meeting (3rd December 2019)
The objective of the first day is to showcase activities related to exploration, exploitation and deployment of digital services and technologies by the Agrifood Partnerships. Focus will be also on specific technologies not yet used by the Partnerships, market needs and matching demand with offer.
Significant space will be given to companies that will pitch successful collaboration withing Partnerships, successful uptake of technologies by agri-food sector, possible technological solutions for agri-food or promising new emerging technologies for agri-food.
Furthermore, different EU institution representatives will be present to discuss the needs and support in relation to digitalisation of the agri-food sector for the period 2019-2021, such as JRC, DG for Regional and Urban Policy, DG for Agriculture and Rural Development, DG for Research and Innovation, DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, DG for Communications Networks, Content and Technology and EIT Food.
Exploring synergies between Digital Innovation Hubs and Agri-food Parterships (4th December 2019)
The second day will focus on Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH). Between three and five DIHs will present their overall and specific strategies and activities addressed to help the digitisation of agri-food industries and businesses in their own regions and beyond borders.
Two H2020 transversal projects will present their efforts to help creating a pan-European community of DIHs that may ease interregional collaboration with Agrifood Partnerships.
The DIHs presentations will be followed by roundtable discussions on challenges related to agri-food digitisation that will be pre-defined by the Agri-food Partnerships. A facilitator will lead each group to deepen its challenge and envisage possible solutions, solution providers and DIHs ready to facilitate the process from end to end.