The Agri Innovation Summit will provide a platform for a stimulating debate on innovation and digitisation in agriculture and rural areas.
The AIS 2017 is a joint initiative of a Portuguese consortium, the Portuguese Government, the EIP-AGRI network and the European Network for Rural Development. It will gather around 500 farmers, rural businesses, startups, Rural Development Programmes managing authorities, national rural networks, Horizon 2020 multi-actor projects, LEADER Local Action Groups, advisors and NGOs throughout the EU with the aim of:
- Promoting cross fertilization between multi-actor innovation initiatives, both under Rural Development Programmes and Horizon 2020
- Raising awareness about innovation and digitisation opportunities for agriculture and rural economies and how these may be supported under on-going Rural Development Programmes
- Providing input for EU innovation policies for agriculture and rural areas after 2020, following-up on Point 7 of the Cork 2.0 Declaration.
On 11 October at AIS 2017, innovation projects will be presented at the parallel thematic sessions (agenda). Richwater has been invited within the topic RESOURCE USE (Adaptation and Mitigation), Antonia Lorenzo will be presented a project poster at Room A: Resource efficiency / water and energy / circular economy / fertilization. Horizon 2020 projects will meet with innovative projects supported by the Common agricultural policy to build linkages and speed up innovation.
Click here to check the AIS 2017 program.