AGRI-Innovation summit 2017
Lisbon, Portugal, 11-12th October 2017


Julie Ingram and Paul Newell Price represented the VALERIE project at the AGRI-Innovation summit at the Lagoas Park Hotel in Porto Salvo, near Lisbon on 11th and 12th October 2017. Over 500 delegates shared experiences and visions of innovation in European agriculture through twenty parallel interactive sessions covering five themes and additional Wrap-Up and Conclusion plenary sessions.

The five themes were:
• Resource Use (Adaptation and Mitigation)
• Management of farming, food and forestry systems & valorization of the territory
• Agriculture 4.0 and rural development
• Digitizing rural economies
• Innovation –shaping the future
In each parallel session, representatives from Operational Groups (OGs) and Horizon 2020 (H2020) projects had 8 minutes to present and discuss their project poster. This was followed by small group discussions to identify and describe the most innovative approaches from all the posters and summarise their key principles for reporting back at the end of the session. The interactive nature of these sessions was appreciated by the delegates, provided an opportunity to learn more about a wide variety of OGs and H2020 projects and resulted in some useful outputs. There were clearly many opportunities for the ‘ask-Valerie’ tool to support future innovation by improving access to knowledge.
More information on the summit can be found at:
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