Meeting 3-4 December 2019

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

Málaga, Spain

Meeting 3-4 December 2019

In Autumn 2019, the Agri-food Working Committee Meeting, co-organised by JRC, Junta de Andalusia and the Enterprise Europe Network, took place on 3 and 4 December 2019 in Malaga. It was organised within the context of the event entitled Digitalisation and New Technologies in Agri-food.

The event had 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)
  • B2B event (3-4 December 2019) organised bythe Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

The objective of the 2019 Autumn Agri-food Working Committee Meeting was to showcase activities related to exploration, exploitation and deployment of digital services and technologies by the AF Partnerships. What is the added value and contribution of the partnerships? How important new technologies are for AF partnerships and how the AF partnerships go about their mapping and use? Focus will be also on specific technologies (not yet) used by the partnerships, market needs and matching demand with offer. Significant space will be given to companies that will pitch successful collaboration within AF partnerships, successful uptake of technologies by agri-food sector, possible technological solutions for agri-food or promising new emerging technologies for agri-food.​​​​


Final Agenda_AFWCM_3-4Dec2019.pdf
(1.2 MB - PDF)


Contribution of AF Partnerships to digitalisation and technology deployment

Consumer Involvement in Agri-food Innovation, Thomas HÖGMAN, Region Östergötland, Sweden
High Technology Farming, Fabio BOSCALERI, Tuscany, Italy
Nutritional Ingredients, Sophie BOUREZ, Wallonia, Belgium
Smart Sensors for Agri-food, Veerle RIJCKAERT, Flanders, Belgium
Traceability and Big Data, Judit ANDA UGARTE, Andalusia, Spain

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

Ellinor EINEREN, Agricam AB, Sweden
Maartje BAKKER, Applied Drone Innovations, Netherlands
Niccolò BARTOLONI, DroneBee | Smart Agriculture, Italy
Ricardo ARJONA ANTOLÍN, ec2ce, Spain
Nikolaos TSOTSOLAS, Green Projects SA, Greece
José Luis MOLINA ZAMORA, Hispatec, Spain
Zoltán BEKE, Mortoff Informatikai Tanácsadó és Szolgáltató Kft., Hungary

Roundtable EC services and other EU institutions

Nikos PANTALOS, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
Wim HAENTJENS, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
Alexia ROUBY, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
Magdalena SZWOCHERTOWSKA, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
Valentina PINNA, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
Elvira DOMINGO, EIT Food

Digital Innovation Hubs: Introduction and setting the scene

Gabriel RISSOLA, European Commission, JRC

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-ALESIUNIENESermuksnyte-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, Begoña SÁNCHEZ – Project Work package Coordinator, Tecnalia