22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020
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22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020
PIC week 2020 - Digital Edition

3 conferences divided in two parts of  1 hour including Q/A sessions  :

  • Monday 22nd : Let’s enter to DIH world!
    • 2:00-3:00 PM : Plant Inter Cluster network is welcoming all participants. In 2020, the French Clusters organize the event and will introduce the network and their members and objectives. Some information on global agenda of the week will be shared. Then, as plant cluster, we will introduce our role into a DIH.
        • Yves GIDOIN, Vice President for International, VEGEPOLYS VALLEY
        • Nicolas Fégeant, VEGEPOLYS VALLEY, Coordinator PIC Network
        • Replay : https://youtu.be/P7kZftFLSHE
    • 3:00-4:00 PM : Now, Digital Innovation Hubs are well expanded across the EU, but their frameworks can be very different according the definition we gave them. The Key-speakers will present the last updates from the European Commission on the definition, the governance, the role and perspectives for cluster into DIH. An illustration will be given also with regional DIH in progress of official registration. The approach done by Smart Agri Hubs will complete the conference. 
      • Dr Doris MARQUARDT, Programme officer, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
      • Anne-Marie SASSEN, DG CNECT
      • Pierre-Damien BERGER, DIH MINASMART
      • Drs. C.A. (Caroline) van der WEERDT, TNO, Smart Agri Hubs
      • Dr. Ahmad ISSA, Fraunhofer IPA, Smart Agri Hubs
      • Replay: https://youtu.be/ftbIDTdOTtk
  • Tuesday 23rd : Smart Specialization Strategy Partnerships for Region or for Clusters?
    • 2:00-3:00 PM : Initially, PIC Meeting 2020 was planned to be host in Lyon, France. After Naaldwijk, Netherlands in 2019, it was a good opportunity to discover another region with its own ecosystem of innovation and strategy for agriculture. In order to keep this spirit, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region will introduce the afternoon with an introduction on the strengths of this territory and its involvement toward Agriculture policies and S3 partnerships.  To illustrate the diversity of know-how and different application fields, a testimony of GreenTech group will provide added value with concrete work toward R&D and European projects.
      • Aurélie MORI, Domaine d’excellence « Agriculture/ Industries Agroalimentaires/ Forêt », Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, Economy Department
      • Julien BALSEN, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region Delegation in Brussels
      • Jean-Yves Berthon, GreenTech Group
    • 3:00-4:00 PM : How S3P approach will evolve in the next phase? That’s the question that clusters have. They want to know how their organization could be mobilized. In the Agri-food Branch of S3P, 2 partnerships are led by clusters. Their experience is very valuable to understand the added value, the coordination with their region and vision from inside.  
      • Veerle RIJCKAERT  (Flanders Foods) - Smart Sensors S3
      • Sophie Bourez (Wagralim) - Nutritional Ingredients S3
      • Replay: https://youtu.be/Ti9-KW7e_i8
  • Wednesday 24th : Search for Partners Session and Experiences on managing cascade fundings projects
    • 2:00-3:00 PM : After two days with top-down speeches, this session will allow you to pitch your proposal and research for partners. You target a European Call? You look for R&D skills to improve your solutions? Let us have a round table of all volunteer’s participants. The unique rule to speak, contact us before June, 17th at noon at international@vegepolys-valley.eu  we will provide you the template to fill.
      • Emilien OUMEHDI, EEN, Auvergne Rhône Alpes Entreprise
      • Nicolas Fégeant, VEGEPOLYS VALLEY, Coordinator PIC Network
      • Replay: https://youtu.be/OvZwIoLFzSg
    • 3:00-4:00 PM : Once you get your partner, let’s have a look on this specific way to get a grant. Cascade fundings projects are an efficient link between the EU and local scale through clusters. How does it work? Which kind of projects are implemented, on-going or planned for the Plant sector? Listen the key speaker shares his experience on it. 
      • Macarena Ureña Mayenco, Business Developer - CTA, Spain
      • Nicolas Nguyen The, European Projects Manager - DIVA Project Manager, France
      • Francisco BUJAN  CARSA , Smart Agri Hubs
      • Replay: https://youtu.be/6tS3LewyUbo

Register to get access to the link of conference, you can take part to only 1 part of the afternoon, each part will start on time.

You want to have a direct contact with a speaker? Register to the 1to1 meetings on Friday 26th, directly here.


Closed since 25 June 2020

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Participants 115
Meetings 99


Austria 1
Belgium 8
Bulgaria 4
Chile 19
Colombia 6
Czech Republic 1
Denmark 7
Estonia 1
France 56
Georgia 1
Germany 1
Greece 2
Hungary 4
Ireland 2
Israel 1
Italy 9
Morocco 1
Netherlands 8
Peru 5
Poland 1
Portugal 5
Romania 21
Spain 51
Tunisia 1
Turkey 1
United States 1
Total 218


Company 77
University 22
R&D Institution 29
Association/Agency 17
Cluster 47
Authority/Government 10
Other 16
Total 218

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