Research and Innovation in Agri-food systems ERA Agenda 2021-2027 and opportunities for Universities

Data - 09/02/2021
10:00 - 12:00

The objectives of the seminar will include the following:

  • Discuss Bio-economy and Agrifood and related research and innovation policy priorities at EU Member State and international level;
  • Explore synergies between Horizon Europe, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and neighbourhood, international cooperation and development instrument (NDICI);
  • Consider related Portuguese Council Presidency priorities;
  • Advance industry involvement in cooperation in research and innovation initiatives including the Living Labs;
  • Consider synergies between Pan-European Research Infrastructures and Agrifood research initiatives, in particular with the LifeWatch ERIC;
  • Utilize Space Systems for Agrifood Systems
  • Present UCD-Wageningen-Agriculture University of Plovdiv research collaboration in Agrifood sciences as a platform for a more extensive European network;

Speakers will include:

  • Hristina Yancheva, Rector, Agriculture University of Plovdiv
  • Karina Angelieva, Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Bulgaria
  • Martin Heydon TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Research and Development, Farm Safety and New Market Development at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland
  • John Bell, Director Healthy Planet, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Vladislav Popov, Vice-rector Science and Projects, Agriculture University of Plovdiv
  • Fionnuala Murphy, School of Biosystems & Food Engineering University College Dublin
  • Andy Zynga, CEO EIT Food
  • Vanya Simeonova, Wageningen University and research, Netherlands
  • Juan Miguel Gonzalez Aranda, CTO, LifeWatch ERIC, Spain

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