Innovation and entrepreneurship in NWFP marketplace

Registration deadline: 9 February 2020

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Are you an entrepreneur or a start-up in the sector of non-wood forest products and you are searching for potential partners, customers, funders, business angels or you simply want to disseminate your business idea through networking? Do you work in a established company, a public organisation or an agency promoting entrepreneurship or rural development? Are you involved in sectors such as forestry, agriculture, food processing, bio-based materials or rural tourism? Then this event is for you!

The Innovative Businesses and Entrepreneurship in Non-Wood Forest Products cross-cutting seminar, the second one of the Innovation Networks for Cork, Resins and Edibles (INCREDIBLE) H2020 project, will be entirely devoted to non-wood forest products (NWFP) entrepreneurship, engaging participants through stimulating and participatory ways to express business innovation and creativity.

The event is organised by EFIMED in Barcelona on 27 and 28 February 2020 and will include a B2B market and meetings on its second day. For this reason, INCREDIBLE is now looking for entrepreneurs and new companies in the NWFP sector who wish to present their business ideas to a diverse audience and cross-pollinate innovative business ideas between NWFP-sector and other sectors. They offer you a space for an oral presentation (morning session) and a stand at the market (both on February 28).

The marketplace is open to any entrepreneur, start-up, established company, public organisation or agency interested in non-wood forest products (such as cork, pine oleoresin, aromatic & medicinal plants, mushrooms & truffles or nuts & berries) or working in any aforementioned related sector; or devoted to the promotion of entrepreneurship or rural development.

The event is free of charge and includes a networking lunch. English will be the official language.

You can register before 9 February 2020. Please, note that the number of pitches is limited and they are assigned on the basis of first come, first served.

More information of the full event

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Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean Basin is an Innovation Network open to all those involved or interested in creating economic, social and environmental value through improved production, collection, processing, marketing of Mediterranean Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP). INCREDIBLE is coordinated by the EFI Mediterranean Facility and funded by the EU Commission H2020 framework programme for the period November 2017 to October 2020.

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‘Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) promotes cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation to highlight the value and potential of Non-Wood Forest Products to support sustainable forest management and rural development. INCREDIBLE is coordinated by the European Forest Institute, bringing together universities, research centres and professional organisations.