The S3P Agrifood Meeting, held at Malaga from 3rd to 5th of June, was co-organised by the European Commission - JRC, Junta de Andalusia and the Enterprise Europe Network. All partner regions participated in this event to discuss about "Digitisation and new technologies in the agri-food".
The meeting was composed of four different parts:
The objective of the first day was to showcase activities related to exploration, exploitation and deployment of digital services and technologies in agrifood. How important new technologies are and how private and public actors go about their mapping and use? Focus was also on specific technologies (not yet) used, market needs and matching demand with offer.
The second day focused on Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs). Between three and five Digital Innovation Hubs presented their overall and specific strategies and activities addressed to help the digitisation of agri-food industries and businesses in their own regions and beyond borders. The DIHs presentations were followed by roundtable discussions on challenges related to agrifood digitisation.
In addition, a B2B event was organised by the Andalusian branch of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). Short pre-scheduled meetings took place simultaneously to the main event: automation and robotics, AI, big data, food safety and blockchain, among topics.
In the afternoon of the second day field trip(s) were organised. B2B aims at the companies (SMEs, large companies, start-ups,...), entrepreneurs, research organisations and public administrations active in research and technology.