This event, which formed part of the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 InfoWeek, presented existing policy initiatives in the field of digitising European industries and building a European data economy. It showed how these initiatives can bring opportunities for agriculture, food value chains - on land and at sea - and society at large. Finally it connected digital policy with the investment opportunities under the Horizon 2020 Work programme 2018-2020.
The objectives of the event were:
The event assembled an audience of around 300 people including:
The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural development Phil Hogan opened the event.
The programme then included:
The "marine digitisation" session was joint with the "Blue growth and research and innovation" event running in parallel.
The event was recorded by room. you can watch the recordings freely for up to two years after the event by clicking on the name of the room in which the session of interest took place:
The outcomes of the discussions were quickly reported on two slides used by Katrina Sichel during the reporting session.
The event concluded a series of events organised in 2017 with a focus on farm digitisation:
Read the latest publications on successful EU farm digitisation projects:
Browse the relevant EU policy pages: