‘Competitiveness and Innovation in the Food
and Feed Supply Chains’
Objective of the workshop:
To improve competitiveness of Europe’s food, feed, agricultural and seed industries by reducing barriers to uptake of new and improved technologies and insights
The aim of this workshop is to identify areas for improved innovation and competitiveness alongside collaboration between actors in the European Food and Feed chain sector. Public and private initiatives to improve product quality or production efficiency of specific sections of the supply chains often do not achieve as much impact as anticipated. Often this is due to lack of support from other sectors of the chains, which do not perceive the innovation as a benefit. Initiatives can be designed and implemented with a view to address the interests of, and sharing benefits with, all the key actors in the chain, from primary producers to the end users (consumers). Therefore, the main goal of the workshop is to identify the opportunities of open innovation, models of collaboration between scientists, and to identify areas and ways to enhance innovation and competitiveness along the supply chain. The areas represented by different ETPs are obvious focus for collaboration to support optimal exploitation of innovations at all levels. The challenges for cooperation are different in commercial and academic entities; however, all can benefit from a more comprehensive approach.