EIP-AGRI Workshop “Make innovation in agriculture. The experience of the EIP Operational Groups in Emilia-Romagna”

Last Wednesday, 11th April in Brussels Open Fields with the Bio2 project participated at the workshop “Make innovation in agriculture. The experience of the EIP Operational Groups in Emilia-Romagna”.
The Emilia-Romagna Region allocated 50 million euros for innovation: 93 Operational Groups were activated after the first two calls, with projects involving 250 different subjects. An exemplary application of the European Innovation Partnership in Emilia-Romagna.
In the Operational Groups created in Emilia-Romagna farmers, researchers, universities and companies collaborate for common challenges: production chains, climate change, new plant diseases, water efficiency, precision techniques, soil quality and organic matter, organic and peri-urban agriculture, animal welfare, antibiotic free, organic waste recovery and many other specific subjects. The aim of their collaboration in the Operational Groups is the improvement, through innovation, of the production and competitiveness of our companies and the income of farmers.

“The investment effort that makes Emilia-Romagna Region the European leader in innovation in agriculture and in the commitment to foster the dialogue between research and business is a model to follow – said Paolo De Castro, vice president of the Agriculture Commission at the European Parliament. The operational groups make possible an alliance between agriculture and research, and that is the key for a sustainable agriculture”.

On the website of the Emilia-Romagna region you can find the the press release on the role of operational groups in the promotion of innovation and dialogue between research and agri-food companies; a summary report of the main evidences of the “Innovation in Agriculture” seminar is available.

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Bio2 official trailer

Pills of the Bio2 project in the official trailer!

Soon the entire short film. All the videos and the aerial shots of the experimental fields are always available on our YouTube channel!

The Bio2 project describes itself during the meetings organized by GAL Prealpi e Dolomiti on the new call for the Operation Type 16: Innovating and cooperating in rural areas

The GAL Prealpi e Dolomiti, in collaboration with the National Rural Network, will organize three information sessions on the theme of innovation to illustrate the opportunities offered by the Operation Type 16 for the Operational Groups of the European Innovation Partnership – Productivity and Sustainability of Agriculture: innovation and cooperation in rural areas.

Open Fields, as invited speaker, will attend the meeting scheduled for 28th February 2018 with the theme “European Visibility and Dissemination of results”.

We will present the Bio2 project, report on the experience in the management of Operational Groups and share project objectives and strategies in order to underline the importance of disseminating the results gained with Bio2 project, in order to reach the maximum scientific and public impact, with the aim to increase the awareness of the results and making them accessible to all the EU institutions and companies that are facing similar themes.

Here the schedule of the meetings (Italian only).

EIP-AGRI Workshop “Innovation in the supply chain: creating value together”

Open Fields with Bio2 project participated to the EIP-AGRI Workshop “Innovation in the supply chain: creating value together” (Lyon, 6-7 February 2018).

The workshop focused on exploring successes, challenges and future collaboration through innovation in the supply chain. The objective of the workshop was to bring together the European Operational Groups that are dealing with questions on new supply chain and commercialization, to promote knowledge exchange, networking and cooperation.

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