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Digitalisation and New Technologies in Agri-food and S3P Agrifood's International B2B meetings

General Information

The event is co-organised by the European Commission - JRC, Junta de Andalusia and the Enterprise Europe Network. It is composed of four different parts: 

  • 2019 Autumn Working Committee Meeting (3 December 2019)
  • Exploring synergies between Digital Innovation Hubs and Agri-food Partnerships (4 December 2019)
  • Field visit (4 December 2019) organised by EEN
  • B2B event (3-4 December 2019) organised by EEN

The objective of the first day is to showcase activities related to exploration, exploitation and deployment of digital services and technologies in agri-food. How important new technologies are and how private and public actors go about their mapping and use? Focus will be also on specific technologies (not yet) used, market needs and matching demand with offer. Significant space will be given to companies that will pitch successful uptake of technologies by agri-food sector, possible technological solutions for agri-food or promising new emerging technologies for agri-food.

The second day will focus on Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs).  Between three and five Digital Innovation Hubs will present their overall and specific strategies and activities addressed to help the digitisation of agri-food industries and businesses in their own regions and beyond borders. The DIHs presentations will be followed by roundtable discussions on challenges related to agri-food digitisation.

In addition, a B2B event will be organised by the Andalusian branch of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). Short pre-scheduled meetings will take place simultaneously to the main event. In the afternoon of the second day field trip(s) are organised. B2B aims at the companies (SMEs, large companies, start-ups,...), entrepreneurs, research organisations and public administrations active in research and technology on the following areas:

  • Automation and robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence and predictive systems in agrifood
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Big data
  • Food safety
  • Agrifood blockchain
  • Logistic chain
  • Cybersacurity in the agrifood chain
  • Open data
  • Sensorization
  • Food traceability

Participation at this event is free of charge.

Agenda and Presentations

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Contribution of AF Partnerships to digitalisation and technology deployment

Private companies presenting existing or promising technical solutions for agri-food

Roundtable EC services and other EU institutions

Digital Innovation Hubs: Introduction and setting the scene

Digital Innovation Hubs meeting Agri-food needs

  • DIH Andalucia Agrotech (Judit Anda Ugarte, Andalusia, Spain)
  • DIH Agrifood – ITC Cluster (Daniel Copot, Slovenia)
  • DIH Agro Poland (Łukasz Łowiński, Poznan, Poland)
  • AgriFood DIH Lithuania (Kristina Sermuksnyte-Alesiuniene, Augustas Alesiunas, Lithuania)
  • Smart Agri Hubs, Unleashing the innovation potential for the digital transformation of the European Agrifood Sector (George Beers –Scientific Project Coordinator, Univ. of Wageningen)
  • DIHNet.EU, Potential synergies between networked DIHs and AF partnerships (Begona Sanchez – Project Work package Coordinator, Tecnalia)




Digitalisation and New Technologies in Agri-food and S3P Agrifood's International B2B meetings venue
Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga - FYCMA, Malaga, Spain

The Trade Fairs and Congress Center of Málaga, located in the capital of the Costa del Sol – the second most important communications and transport hub in Spain and the first in the south of the country – is located next to the motorway that joins the ring roads of Malaga with the Mediterranean Motorway.

The Pablo Ruiz Picasso international airport, 9 km from the Trade Fairs and Congress Center , which opened a second runway in June 2012, allows you to get from Malaga to major European cities in an average of 2 to 3 hours. A railway network with a High-Speed line was also added in December 2007. Furthermore, the dense network of motorways provides quick access to the city, which is surrounded by the East and West Ring Roads, which lead to the exhibition centre.


Contact information

Main Event

Smart Specialization Platform - JRC Growth and Innovation


International B2B matchmaking event

Cristina Cabeza

Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
Tel: +34 955 045 811

Registration information