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Entrepreneurial Discovery Process Focus Group on Agrofood in Suceava, North-East Romania

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The JRC and the North East Romania Regional Development Agency co-organised the 2nd Entrepreneurial Discovery Process Focus Group, within the project "Targeted Support in Lagging Regions". The event tackled the Agrofood sector and was held in Suceava, North-East Romania.

Stakeholders from the quadruple helix brainstormed and explored ideas for knowledge-based regional development. 

Agenda and Presentations

09:00 – 09.30

Registration – Welcome coffee

09:30 – 10:00

Opening remarks and outline of the day

10:00 – 11:15

The international scene – Innovation in the agro-food sector

11:15 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 14:00

Participatory Exercise

Division in 4 working tables:

  • Development of new products (i.e. genetics of the plants; augmented nutritional value; healthy  food)
  • New practices/processes (i.e. second harvest, third harvest, circular economy)
  • New business models agriculture (i.e. traceability, linking producers to markets)
  • Non-food use of agricultural products (i.e. bioenergy, building with natural materials)

14:00 – 15:00

Lunch break

15:00 – 16:00

Reports from the working tables and closing remarks

  • Rapporteurs and international experts
  • Gabriela Macoveiu, ADR Nord-East
  • Elisabetta Marinelli, European Commission




Chamber of Commerce and Industry Suceava Str. Universitatii, Nr. 15-17, 720229, Suceava (Romania)

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