Publications

Results of the project and other useful documentation.

Project Deliverables

D1.1 Agri-food Value Chain Analysis Report

In the framework of INNO-4-AGRIFOOD, an analysis of the agri-food value chain was conducted with the principal aim to identify and conclude on value chain areas which stand to benefit the most from the outcomes of the project. This report describes the results of the agri-food value chain analysis.
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D1.2 Agri-food SME Profiling and Needs Analysis Report

An interview-based survey was conducted to unveil and conclude on different profiles of agri-food SMEs in terms of innovation support needs and level of readiness to participate in and capitalise on online collaboration for innovation. Based on a detailed analysis of the valuable quantitative and qualitative data that were provided by the interviewees and deep reflection on the findings 2 distinct SME profiles emerged, namely (i) Core Agri-food SMEs and (ii) Supporting Industries SMEs.

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D1.3 Skills Mapping and Training Needs Analysis Report

A skills gap analysis was conducted to assess European innovation intermediaries´ skills gaps and training needs related to the effective delivery of online collaboration for innovation support services to agri-food SMEs.

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D2.1 Outcomes of the INNO-4-AGRIFOOD Co-creation Workshop Curriculum concept and key training topics

The INNO-4-AGRIFOOD Co-Creation Workshop was organized and held in September 2016, with the aim to actively involve agri-food stakeholders in the co-design process of the services, tools and e-training offer of the project and through a series of co-creation activities, to pave the way for their demand-driven development. The main part of the workshop included 2 parallel co-creation sessions, the outcomes of which are discussed in 2 respective reports. This report covers the session on the e-training offer of the project.

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D2.2 INNO-4-AGRIFOOD web-portal

The INNO-4-AGRIFOOD web-portal is aimed at serving as the primary online platform for communication, both within the consortium and with the public, while in parallel acting as a gateway to key INNO-4-AGRIFOOD deliverables and outcomes, including the integrated e-learning platform of the project as well as its web-based ICT tools.

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D2.3 INNO-4-AGRIFOOD Curriculum Concept

Based on in-depth interviews with agrifood experts and a large scale survey among innovation intermediaries, INNO-4-AGRIFOOD revealed skills gaps among intermediaries, that are a barrier to the effective delivery of online collaboration for innovation support services to SMEs within the agrifood ecosystem. In order to overcome this barrier, INNO-4-AGRIFOOD developed a training curriculum which aims at providing efficient and demand-driven e-learning opportunities for innovation intermediaries.

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D2.4 E-learning environment - First version

This report presents the first version of the INNO-4-AGRIFOOD e-learning environment, providing a brief overview of the available e-learning modules and their deisgn as well as details with respect to different technical aspects of the project's e-learning platform.
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D3.1 Outcomes of the INNO-4-AGRIFOOD Co-creation Workshop: Innovation support services and ICT tools

The INNO-4-AGRIFOOD Co-Creation Workshop was organized and held in September 2016, with the aim to actively involve agri-food stakeholders in the co-design process of the services, tools and e-training offer of the project and through a series of co-creation activities, to pave the way for their demand-driven development. The main part of the workshop included 2 parallel co-creation sessions, the outcomes of which are discussed in 2 respective reports. This report covers the session which focused on the support services and tools of the project.

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D3.2 INNO-4-AGRIFOOD on-line collaboration for innovation support services – First version

This report presents the first version of the novel INNO-4-AGRIFOOD innovation support services which have been co-designed and developed based on the valuable contribution and feedback of representatives from key stakeholder groups of the European agri-food ecosystem (including industry, academia and innovation intermediaries).

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D3.3 INNO-4-AGRIFOOD smart ICT tools (web and mobile applications) – First version

This report describes the functional and technical characteristics of the first version of the INNO-4-AGRIFOOOD Smart Tools, which aim at facilitating the efficient delivery of the novel innovation support services developed by INNO-4-AGRIFOOD and can be freely used by both innovation consultants as well as agri-food SMEs.
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D4.1 Services Deployment Strategy and Plan

This document constitutes the report on the Services Deployment Strategy and Plan of INNO-4-AGRIFOOD that has been developed in order to ensure the smooth implementation of the 3 rounds of testing, validation and fine-tuning of the INNO-4-AGRIFOOD services and ICT tools as well as to guarantee that all actors involved in the process fulfil their tasks and responsibilities timely and to the highest quality
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D4.2 INNO-4-AGRIFOOD metrics model

This is the report on the INNO-4-AGRIFOOD metrics model, the measurement system that has been developed in order to keep track of the performance of the innovation support services and ICT tools of INNO-4-AGRIFOOD across the 3 rounds of testing and validation as well as guide their refinement and fine-tuning based on data and feedback collected from SME representatives and innovation consultants.
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D6.2 Set up of Advisory and Beneficiaries Board

This document constitutes the report on the Set-up of the Advisory and Beneficiaries Boards. Itprovides an overview of the scope and expected contribution of the project’s Advisory Board (AB) and the Beneficiaries Board (BB) along with an outline of their operation and management as well as a list of their individual members (i.e. their composition). Chapter 2 of the report elaborates on the overall management and procedures of preparing/updating the report, Chapter 3 focuses on the AB of the project and Chapter 4 provides details on its BB.
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D7.2 Data Management Plan – Initial version

The current document constitutes the initial version of the Data Management Plan (DMP) of INNO-4-AGRIFOOD. It presents the data management principles set forth in the framework of INNO-4-AGRIFOOD by its consortium partners. Moreover, it provides a first description of the datasets that will be collected, processed and/or produced during the project, taking into account the “Guidelines on Data Management in Horizon 2020” provided by the European Commission. In this respect, it addresses important relevant points such as standards and metadata as well as outlines a provisional approach to data sharing, archiving and preservation on a dataset by dataset basis.
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Useful Publications

The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2016-2025 report

The Agricultural Outlook 2016-25 is a collaborative effort of OECD and FAO. It brings together the commodity, policy and country expertise of both organisations and input from collaborating member countries to provide an assessment of medium-term prospects of national, regional and global agricultural commodity markets.
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Draft ETP Food for Life Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2016 - Food for Tomorrow's consumer

The draft ETP Food for Life Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2016 - Food for Tomorrow's consumer was built upon the input from the ETP Food for Life Scientific Working Groups and on the feedback given by the Leadership Team and Scientific Committee of the ETP Food for Life. The document contains a number of targeted research and innovation actions intended to increase the engagement and involvement of consumers (R&I Target 1), to create a more personally-relevant and customized food supply (R&I Target 2) and to develop a more flexible, dynamic and sustainable food system (R&I Target 3).
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JPI A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life Strategic Research Agenda 2012-2020 and beyond – 2nd Edition

The Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the JPI A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life was launched in 2012. This second edition of the SRA was published in June 2015 and provides an update on the development of foods and lifestyles in Europe and beyond, as well as a greater perspective on the context of the JPI HDHL and relevant horizontal issues. Furthermore, the document contains some additional research themes that were identified by the Foresight Activities, Scientific Advisory Board and Stakeholder Advisory Board of the JPI HDHL.
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Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems Towards the Future - A Foresight Paper

The parer highlights the results and conclusions of the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR) - Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) Strategic Working Group for the period between 2014 and 2015. It discusses the relation between Agricultural Research (AR) and Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) in a globalised world as well as ICT trends, including the role of ICT in the food chain and its implications for R&I and e-science to see how ICT and “Big Data” could support the interactive innovation model. Moreover, it encompasses a scenario analysis on the future developments in AKIS and outlines policy recommendations for AKIS and its advisory services. The report ends with recommendations for SCAR (EU and Member States) and AKIS stakeholders.
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Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the Bioeconomy: A Challenge for Europe

The paper is based on the 4th Foresight Exercise of the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR), aimed at identifying the principles that would enable primary production to address the complexity of the challenges and how the bioeconomy can develop within the paradigm of a competitive bioeconomy fundamentally framed by the need for sustainability.
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Food and gastronomy as elements of regional innovation strategies

The paper discusses recent innovation and diversification paths in agro-food, specifically the linkage between food, territory and branding, the emerging phenomenon of Food Cities and increasing interest in healthier and more sustainable food products. It also focuses on EU policies and instruments in support of R&I activities in agro-food and explores agro-food domain within the context of smart specialisation.
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