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European Innovation Partnership

EIP Network and EIP-AGRI Service Point

The European Commission's Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development established the European Innovation Partnership Service Point in April 2013.

The EIP-AGRI Service Point acts as a mediator within the EIP Network, enhancing communication and cooperation between all innovation actors, including farmers, advisors, agri-business, civil society, and researchers, working at EU, national and regional level.


The EIP-AGRI Service Point is distributing a monthly newsletter to subscribers. You will read more on the latest events, publications, networking possibilities regarding innovation in agriculture.

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Creating communication platforms and support for innovators

Sharing knowledge

The EIP-AGRI Service Point collects and shares information on innovation-related policy measures, relevant research activities, funding opportunities, and lessons learned from practice-oriented projects.

The Service Point interacts with different groups, players, platforms and networks using multiple communication channels such as seminars, conferences, publications, website and social media.

Furthermore, relevant agricultural innovation-related initiatives in the EU are collected and disclosed to all actors.

The EIP-AGRI Service Point takes the relevant actors a step further by collecting the needs from practice for further research and by offering them a platform to share their knowledge.

Tackling challenges

Focus groups drive research and practice needs on specific questions and bring together experts willing to engage in sharing knowledge and advancing practical innovative solutions to address key challenges.

Experts within the focus groups seek for answers on dedicated questions.

Connecting people

Innovating starts with bringing people together to get inspired. The EIP Network involves farmers, advisors, agri-business, civil society, researchers and administrations to trigger this process

The EIP-AGRI Service Point organises face-to-face meetings within the focus groups, workshops and seminars; it provides web-based information and exchange, social media and other means of communication targeted towards all key players in agricultural innovation to build a sustainable agricultural future together.

A strong team for the Service Point

The EIP-AGRI Service Point provides professional input, research, advice and support for the agricultural future.

A broad range of expertise is covered, including:

  • different types of farming,
  • research,
  • networking and communication,
  • farmers advisory systems,
  • land consolidation and banking,
  • land and nature development,
  • environmental and agricultural policy,
  • management and implementation of rural development measures.


Innovation at work 

You can reach the Service Point at:

EIP-AGRI Service Point
Avenue de la Toison d’Or 72
1060 Brussels

phone: +32 2 543 73 48


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