September 14, 2023

S3P Traceability & Big Data holds its technical meeting

About 3 years after the last face to face Technical Meeting of the Thematic Partnership on Traceability & Big Data, Malaga again joined more than 50 people from participant regions, associated members and stakeholders.

A challenging agenda which aimed at boosting activities and commitment of the platform after the pandemic period.

After the welcome of the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development of Andalusia, Mr. Tomislav Pinter, from the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission, presented the novelties for the S3 Platforms in this new programming period and the Interregional Investment Instrument.

Mar Cátedra, Technical Coordinator of S3P Traceability & Big Data, was in charge of summarize the state of art of the Partnership, that included an overview of response received by the partners about the regional questionnaires that the regions and associates have been preparing during the previous months. This information includes not only information about the regional quadruple helix but also specific requests and objectives that partners want to include in the Traceability & Big Data’s roadmap.

Next session was a participatory one. Called “partners perception” and conducted by the European Commission Expert, Cecilia Gañán de Molina, every region and associated member designated a representative for sharing their perceptions, valuing actions performed and contributing with new working scenarios.

The second part of the Technical Meeting started with Marco Foschini, Manager of Clust-ER Agrifood, who spoke about the promotion of innovation and support for competitiveness promoted in Emilia Romagna in the agrifood sector. Mr. Foschini also spoke about the collaboration done with different S3 Thematic Platforms, such as the Agrifood one through S3P High Tech Farming, Ingredients for a Circular Economy or S3P Traceability & Big Data.

The second participatory session, also conducted by Cecilia Gañán de Molina, moved towards the collaborative definition of the Partnership's roadmap 2023. Working in groups, 3 panels about prioritizing actions, promoting learning and implementing common projects and business cases. Each group shared their conclusions on the plenary.

Armando Martinez, also Technical Coordinator of Traceability & Big Data, was in charge of the closing session, where he remarked on the main conclusions obtained in the meeting and encouraged the collaborative work to be done in the future of this Partnership.