ICT-AGRI-FOOD | Fast Track to Innovation Workshops

ICT-AGRI-FOOD knowledge exchange forum on "Bringing research results to market" on 19 Nov 2020.

This forum aligned very well with the overall mission of ICT-AGRI-FOOD to bring together actors from across the entire agri-food systems including primary producers, advisors, SMEs, food processors, food retailers, consumers and the public sector with researchers in a multi-actor approach, to enable digital technology solutions for a transition towards sustainable and resilient agri-food systems. ICT-AGRi-FOOD supports 19 of the most excellent European research projects in the field of agrifood tech and to foster the successful go-to-market of their research results.

There were many topics covered during the forum and the presenters did an outstanding job of sharing their expertise with us.
The speakers of our first panel brought the most decisive innovation actors and research projects in agrifood tech together. While the speakers of our second panel introduced us to a number of tools, platforms and other reusable solutions for innovative services in agrifood. In our third and final panel the speaker introduced us to the perspective of several value chain actors and major stakeholder of smart agrifood solutions in Europe. Furthermore, we learned about two online platforms that provide access to the agrifood network and cater information about IoT solutions.
 

“Thank you to join our ICT-AGRI-FOOD event to exchange on best practices in scaling and monetizing research results. We kindly invite you to get to know our projects and create partnerships on the 10th of December.”

Dr Johannes Pfeifer, Coordination manager of ICT-AGRI-FOOD

Panel 1: Meet European Agrifood innovation actors

During this first session, we aimed to exchange on best practices from successful large-scale innovation projects and to work on a joint vision among the most relevant European research and innovation actors.

10:10 - 10:20 CET
ICT-AGRI-FOOD - Support for agrifood tech research projects
with Dr. Johannes Pfeifer, Coordinator at ICT-AGRI-FOOD

Presentation

10:20 - 10:30 CET
JRC's S3 Smart Specialisation Platform - Vision for Agrifood R&D
with Dr. Katerina Ciampi Stancova, Coordinator for Agrifood at S3 Platform

Presentation

10:30 - 10:40 CET
S3 High Tech Farming - Vision for Sustainable Precision AgTech
with Fabio Boscaleri, Coordinator at S3 High Tech Farming

Presentation

10:40 - 10:50 CET
EIP-AGRI - Vision for orchestrated agrifood innovation
with Willemine Brinkman, Deputy Team Leader at EIP-AGRI

Presentation

10:50 - 11:00 CET
SmartAgriHubs & IoF2020 - Best practices of EU pilot projects
with Dr. George Beers, Project Director at SmartAgriHubs and IoF2020

Presentation

11:00 - 11:10 CET
DEMETER - Best practices of EU innovation project
with Kevin Doolin, Project Director at DEMETER

Presentation

The presentation were followed by an interactive discussion, below you will find the questions that were asked during this discussion round as well as the video of this panel.

  • Q1: Many names, many organizations and many projects, but how to streamline the communication of relevant results towards the actual end-users and customers like farmers and companies in the agrifood value chain?
  • Q2: How does your organization/project help to scale relevant solutions for the European market? What are you offering to support new research and innovation projects?
  • Q3: How does your organization/project contribute towards the creation of digital single market for smart agrifood solutions?
  • Q4: How do you see the role of the different European innovation actors like DIHs, ERA-NETs, EIPs, EITs, EIC etc. in agrifood and how can they help to preserve and communicate research results and learnings from temporary projects?
 

Panel 1: "Meet agrifood innovation actors" | 10:10 - 11:40 CET

 

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The second session aimed to foster the usage and further development of existing tools for data exchange, ecosystem mapping, communication and many other challenges developed by other agrifood innovation projects.Panel 2: Meet the agrifood industry

11:45 - 11:53 CET
ATLAS – Interoperability for the digital Agriculture
with Stefan Rilling, Project Coordinator at ATLAS

Presentation

11:53 - 12:01 CET
Djust Connect - Consent management for fair data sharing
with Jurgen Vangeyte, Project Manager at Djust Connect

Presentation

12:01 - 12:09 CET
AIOTI - IoT data marketplace for agrifood
with Tom de Block, WG on Distributed Ledger Technologies at AIOTI

Presentation

12:09 - 12:17 CET
FIWARE - Standard context broker & system-of-systems
with Harald Sundmaeker, Vice-chair Smart Agrifood MSC at FIWARE

Presentation

12:25 - 12:33 CET
NEFERTITI - European network of demonstration farms
with Adrien Guichaoua, Project Director of NEFERTITI

Presentation

12:33 - 12:40 CET
IoF2020 Ecosystem Mapping and Farm2Fork Fitness Programme
with Nadim Choucair, Sustainability Expert at IoF2020

Presentation

The presentation were followed by an interactive discussion, below you will find the questions that were asked during this discussion round as well as the video of this panel.

  • Q1: Which important tools, standards and platforms do you recommend to reuse to the upcoming agrifood innovation projects?
  • Q2: In how far can portals like the IoT Catalogue and the SmartAgriHubs Innovation portal help bringing research results to market? How will this offer be kept sustainable and available in the future?
  • Q3: Sustainable impact of solutions is key for agriculture in the coming year taking into account our ambitious goals of the farm-to-fork strategy. How can we better measure sustainable impact and design service that foster a sustainable food chain?
 

Panel 2: "Learn about tools and platforms" | 11:45 - 13:00 CET

 
 

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Panel 3: Learn about platforms, tools and methodologies

During the third session we aimed to get the view of farmers as well as machine manufacturer and their demands and offers for collaborations with research projects in the future.

14:00 - 14:08 CET
AEF - Providing electronic communication to the Ag sector
with Norbert Schlingmann, General Manager of AEF

Presentation

14:08 - 14:16 CET
IoF2020 IoT Catalogue - Explore agrifood IoT solutions
with Bruno Almeida, CEO at Unparallel Innovation

Presentation

14:16 - 14:24 CET
SmartAgriHubs Innovation Portal - The agrifood network
with Mark Hage, Senior Developer at Schuttelaar & Partners

Presentation

14:24 - 14:32 CET
EIT Food - Europe’s leading food innovation initiative
with Begoña Pérez-Villarreal, Innovation Hub Director in Southern Europe at EIT Food

Presentation

The presentation were followed by an interactive discussion, below you will find the questions that were asked during this discussion round as well as the video of this panel.

  • Q1: What can research projects improve to make their results more attractive for farmers and distribution collaborations with machine manufacturers?
  • Q2: What is a good way to reach and inform all relevant stakeholder about new innovations and their performance and impact?
  • Q3: How can we specifically support SMEs to grow internationally and really benefit from a digital single market?

Panel 3: "Meet value chain actors and networks" | 14:00 - 15:00 CET

 

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10 December 2020, Go-to-market actors & partnership event