CEMA presents Smart-AKIS at Thematic Networks’ workshop on EU Agricultural Innovation
On the 9th of March 2018, Copa Cogeca hosted the second workshop on “The Role of Thematic Networks (TNs) in EU Agricultural Innovation” jointly organized by TN leaders, SWG Scar-AKIS, and the DG Agri. This event follows the success of the first edition of the workshop, organized on the 3rd of February 2017, with positive participation of partners in TNs, EU Commission policy makers and the Research European Agency project officers. During the workshop, partners from different Thematic Networks (Agrispin, Hennovation, WINETWORK, OK-Net Arable, 4D4F, Smart-AKIS, EUFRUIT, FERTINNOWA and SheepNet) and demonstration projects (AgriDemo-F2F, PLAID and NEFERTITI) have showed and discussed challenges, lessons learnt, solutions and measures taken to increase the impact of each one of the project. Through a methodology that mixes traditional presentations, pitches and interactive workshop interactions, participants also had the possibility of exchanging on how TNs can better interact with farmers and engage with other projects. Sara Djelveh, from CEMA, participated at the meeting presenting the Smart-AKIS project’s results and moderating the related workshop’s session focused on the Smart-AKIS lessons learnt, challenges and networking options. You can read the full proceedings and findings in CEMA website.