DiverIMPACTS at the Agri Innovation Summit in Lisbon in October

DiverIMPACTS project coordinator Antoine Messéan presented the DiverIMPACTS project at the Agri Innovation Summit AIS, which took place from October 11-12, 2017 in Lisbon.

The AIS 2017 is a joint initiative of a Portuguese Consortium, the Portuguese Government, the EIP-AGRI* network and the European Network for Rural Development. It gathered more than 500 farmers, rural businesses, start-ups, authorities managing rural development plans, national rural networks, researchers, advisors and NGOs throughout the EU with the aim of:

  • Promoting cross fertilization between multi-actor innovation initiatives, both under Rural Development Programmes and Horizon 2020
  • Raising awareness about innovation and digitisation opportunities for agriculture and rural economies and how these may be supported under on-going Rural Development Programmes
  • Providing input for EU innovation policies for agriculture and rural areas after 2020, following-up on Point 7 of the Cork 2.0 Declaration

*EIP-Agri is the agricultural European Innovation Partnership. For more information see

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  • Dr. Antoine Messean, Project coordinator DiverIMPACTS

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