14th International European Forum (Igls-Forum) (176th EAAE Seminar) on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks in Garmisch-p, Germany

In the frame of the 14th International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks, Dr. András SEBŐK from CBHU presented the first results of the analysis of needs of the short food supply chains (SFSCs). Based on the analysis of 18 Case studies involved in the SMARTCHAIN project and systematic literature review the…

SMARTCHAIN project meets LO-KÁLI project

On the 7th of February 2020, the representative of Campden BRI Hungary (CBHU) presented the SMARTCHAIN project to the LO-KÁLI project in the Kali-basin region, Hungary. The interfaces between the two projects and possibilities for cooperation were discussed. The LO-KÁLI project is an interdisciplinary research project in one of the most successful rural tourism destinations…

SMARTCHAIN Community of Practice events to validate the new definition of Social Innovations in Short Food Supply Chains

SMARTCHAIN WP3 (Social Innovations) has just finalised the implementation of twelve Community of Practice (CoP) events in France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The main objective of these events was the validation of the definition, conceptual framework, key drivers, best practices, and enabling environment for social innovations (SI) in short…

3rd International Bioeconomy Congress Baden-Württemberg (21-22 September 2020, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany)

The 3rd International Bioeconomy Congress Baden-Württemberg 2020 will be an inter- and transdisciplinary meeting for experts and stakeholders dedicated to systemic approaches of a sustainable bioeconomy. This year’s congress comes with the title “The contribution of Bioeconomy to the Green Deal” and will discuss how innovative products, processes, principles and regional circles can contribute to…

SAH Stakeholder Conference: Connecting the dots in the agri-tech network

SmartAgriHubs project (https://www.smartagrihubs.eu/) reaches its first year with a celebration of our accomplishments. From launching an Innovation Portal to establishing more profound links with and between the Digital Innovation Hubs, Competence Centers and Flagship Innovation Experiments. Nonetheless, a lot of work remains to be done. Working towards creating a shift at the European level requires…

EFFoST conference

On 13 November, Betty Chang from EUFIC presented the results of SMARTCHAIN expert stakeholders’ interviews at the EFFoST conference in Rotterdam. Results suggest that consumers buy SFSC products because of health and environmental benefits, a desire to support their local community, and a preference for tradition. However, there are some barriers to consumer engagement in…

North-America EU Agri conference

The 39th edition of the North America-EU agriculture conference took place last September in Copenhagen, Denmark. Organised by Copa Cogeca and Danish Agriculture and Food Council with the support of Corteva, the conference gathered 180 representatives from the EU, US, Canadian and Mexican farmers organisations. The key objective of the conference is to discuss the…