Internet and digital technologies are radically changing the life of European citizens and the European Commission has made the creation of a digital Single Market a priority. The agri-food sector is a strategically relevant economic sector for the European Union (EU). However, the sector faces new challenges and these include the potential that information and communication technologies (ICT) offer but also the disruptive effects they can have on the current practices and habits of agri-food value chain actors (farmers, food manufacturers, transport, retail and of course consumers).
The agri-food value chain has characteristics that differentiate it from value chains in other industries and there is a need for specific types of information and data management systems. The large volume and diverse nature of the data, including both structured and non-structured data, calls for specific integration and management procedures to make the most of the new economic opportunities based on information, data and cognitive technologies.
To this end, the agrifood sector, through the S3 Agrifood platform, will establish the leadership of innovation linked to data and support the transition process to a new form of building networks and synergies between multi-actors by creating a suitable and inclusive ecosystem that will accompany innovation. The co-creation and interregional cooperation processes that are involved the thematic sub platform “Traceability and Big data" represent a great opportunity for all stakeholders.
In this context, the Agency of Innovation and Development of Andalusia IDEA, organises a brokerage event with business and other agri-food stakeholders (including regional governments, universities, technological centers…) in the framework of the the First Workshop with all partners and interested regions in this thematic partnership that will be held in Seville the 28th and 29th of March.
The brokerage event at the Workshop will take place on the the 29th of March. Find out more details here.