Apply to be at agri-food data seminar

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Norette Ferns

The agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) is seeking participants for a seminar on the data revolution in the agri-food sector.

Development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and sensor based technologies, procedures and software have enormously increased the amount of data collected, and available, in agricultural sectors and through the whole supply chain (from farm to fork).

Several initiatives are already in place, many are quickly developing, and even more are just ideas. EIP-AGRI are organising the Data Revolution seminar to bring people involved together and giving people launching or thinking about new data-driven businesses to have their ideas discussed, tested and enriched.

Furthermore the seminar will reflect on how agricultural and rural development policy can support the data revolution for an enhanced productivity and sustainability in the wide agri-food sector.

The experiences and ideas of participants will be at the core of the seminar. If you would like to attend the seminar, EIP-AGRI ask that you tell them about your experience with, or idea of, a data-driven business model in the agri-food sector. This could already be underway, or just be a concept.

Selection of participants will be made taking into account the applicants’ stories and EIP-AGRI are looking for a rich variety of examples, covering different sectors, stages in the food-chain, regions, farm sizes, and so on.

Ideas collected will feed the discussion in the seminar and participants will have the chance to present their business models to other colleagues and innovators.

Those participants selected will be informed by mid-April. Travel and hotel costs for participants can be covered by the European Commission.

If you would like to attend the seminar, visit the EIP-AGRI website and complete an application form by 1 April 2016.