Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P.

SAVE THE DATE! The Agri Innovation Summit will provide a platform for a stimulating debate on innovation and digitisation in agriculture and rural areas, now and after 2020.
The AIS 2017 is a joint initiative of a Portuguese consortium, the Portuguese Government, the EIP-AGRI network and the European Network for Rural Development. It will gather around 500 farmers, rural businesses, startups, RDP managing authorities, national rural networks, researchers, LEADER Local Action Groups, advisors and NGOs throughout the EU with the aim of:
• Promoting cross fertilization between multi-actor innovation initiatives, both under Rural Development Programmes and Horizon 2020
• Raising awareness about innovation and digitisation opportunities for agriculture and rural economies and how these may be supported under on-going Rural Development Programmes
• Providing input for EU innovation policies for agriculture and rural areas after 2020, following-up on Point 7 of the Cork 2.0 Declaration

The AIS 2017 program will also feature matchmaking, partner search and brokerage activities, thematic networking corners, a startup contest and much more!
For more information, please see the outline programme

Express your interest to participate until the 12th May 2017 by completing our online form

There is a limited number of places available. The AIS 2017 is for selected participants only. Participants will be selected based on their:
• Role (farmer, business, public authority, researcher, advisor, NGO etc…) 
• Involvement in innovative projects (EIP Operational Groups, H2020 multi-actor projects and LEADER groups actively involved in innovation)
• Geographic origin (balance of participants from Portugal and from the rest of the EU)
• Participation in side-events (private meetings of groups active on agricultural innovation that take place the day before or the day after the AIS 2017 (SCAR AKIS Group, Subgroup on Innovation for agricultural productivity and sustainability, Horizon 2020 National Contact Points, …)

Selected participants will receive an email confirming their attendance by the end of June 2017.Do you know someone who might be interested in the AIS 2017? Please forward this save the date and ask them to express their interest.
Governo de Portugal