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Space for Agricultural Innovation

Objective

AgriSPIN: creating SPace for INnovation
The project name reflects the overall aim of this project: to strengthen support systems in creating space for innovating farmers.
Innovative farmers are everywhere, but their environment determines the rate of success. The project aims to create more space for innovations, through amplifying good examples of innovation support systems and through multi-actor learning about ways to stimulate innovation and remove obstacles. The main target group is intermediates who connect initiators to other actors for involving them in creating innovations, such as farmers, knowledge workers, actors in the value chain, administrators, civil society groups, etc..
11 European project partners are playing this intermediate role in their regional AKIS. 4 scientific partners complete the team. Each regional partner will host a Cross Visit. The visiting team, composed of project partners, studies interesting cases of agricultural innovations. The scientists provide sound methodology for making these visits valuable.
Throughout the project period partners support each other in an emerging professional innovation network. They inspire each other and initiate improvements in their own systems. The project also addresses the institutional environment, involving public managers, administrators and policy makers.
Case studies and lessons learned are made available to a wider public. Attention will be given to cultural and historical particularities, requiring tailor made solutions for every region. The scientists explore lessons to be generalised and added to the scientific discourse on knowledge brokers.
Once the approach of joint learning through Cross Visits has been well tested and the professional network is functional, the project is ready for collaboration with other partners such as thematic networks and operational groups under the EIP as well as other interested regions in joint learning about innovation support systems.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society

Call for proposal

H2020-ISIB-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

LANDBRUG & FODEVARER F.M.B.A.
Address
Axeltorv 3
1609 Kobenhavn V
Denmark
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 305 218,75

Participants (15)

ZUIDELIJKE LAND- EN TUINBOUWORGANISATIE VERENIGING
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 225 332,50
Address
Onderwijsboulevard 225
5223 DE S Hertogenbosch
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 179 376,25
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VERBAND DER LANDWIRTSCHAFTSKAMMERNEV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 124 398
Address
Claire Waldoff Strasse 7
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Other
INNOVATIESTEUNPUNT VOOR LANDBOUW ENPLATTELAND
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 147 773,75
Address
Diestsevest 40
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Other
LATVIJAS LAUKU KONSULTACIJU UN IZGLITIBAS CENTRS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 57 078,75
Address
Rigas Iela 34
3018 Ozolnieki Ozolnieku Novads
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Association de Coordination Technique Agricole
France
EU contribution
€ 96 443,75
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
REGIONE TOSCANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 150 735,75
Address
Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati - Piazza Del Duomo 10
50122 Firenze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PROAGRIA ETELA-POHJANMAA RY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 97 987,50
Address
Huhtalantie 2
60220 Seinajoki
Activity type
Other
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE MOVEMENTS EUROPEAN UNION REGIONAL GROUP
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 86 410
Address
Sunnersberg Hog 1
531 98 Lidkoping
Activity type
Other
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 107 250
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 171 141,25
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDATIA ADEPT TRANSILVANIA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 62 597,50
Address
Street Viitorului Bl 8 Ap 19
505600 Sacele
Activity type
Research Organisations
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 113 203,75
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION HAZI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 69 358,75
Address
Calle Muntsaratz 17 A
48220 Abadino Bizkaia
Activity type
Other
SEGES PS

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Agro Food Park 15
8200 Aarhus
Activity type
Other