This cross-cutting seminar, the second one of the Horizon 2020 INCREDIBLE 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. Barriers and drivers to innovation will be assessed and experiences in supporting innovation through EAFRD’s Rural Development measures will be shared and transferred.
The main objectives are:
- Disseminate business innovations and creativity in entrepreneurship and rural development based on NWFP, through real experiences.
- Cross-pollinate innovative business ideas between NWFP and other sectors.
- Assess drivers and barriers to business innovation and entrepreneurship.
- Provide B2B meetings opportunities in a marketplace.
The final aim is creating cross-sectorial partnerships and supporting NWFP actors and practitioners in the development of innovative solutions for NWFP management.
This meeting is addressed to entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses in NWFP, in agriculture and in other plant-based or plant-derived products, but also to entrepreneurs, start-ups and consolidated businesses in tourism, and potential entrepreneurs in any of these areas. The contents of this meeting may also be of special interest to rural development professionals and agencies, advisors, policy makers and researchers.
However, you can still register to attend the marketplace (Friday 28 February, from 14:30 to 18:00) as a visitor. Deadline to register: Thursday 27 February at 18:00.
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.