Agri-Innovation summit Lisbon 2017

Rua Encosta das Lagoas, 2740-244, Porto Salvo, Oeiras, Lisboa
From Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 to Thursday, 12 October, 2017
The Agri Innovation Summit will provide a platform for a stimulating debate on innovation and digitisation in agriculture and rural areas, now and after 2020. Horizon 2020 projects will meet with innovative projects supported by the Common agricultural policy to build linkages and speed up innovation. Commissioners Moedas and Hogan will participate.

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

The AIS 2017 program will also feature matchmaking, partner search and brokerage activities, thematic networking corners, a startup contest and much more!

Visit the website for programme, startup contest applications and more information in general.