HARVESTING INNOVATION: WORKSHOP WITHIN THE MILAN FOOD WEEK
This workshop is your unique chance to see how future agriculture and food systems can be made sustainable thanks to ICT and Open Data innovations. You will hear from Europe’s most creative scientists in open data and agriculture. Food professionals, farmers, researchers, ICT and open data experts will exchange experiences and case studies. Participants will be able to test and see the latest apps and prototypes created by open innovation and co-design such as the new SOILapp and the Storytelling app.
Organised in Milan on May the 8th 2018, during the Milano Food Week, with the leadership of Municipality of Milan, OPERA Italian Observatory for Agrobiodiversity, and leading minds from the EU ‘CAPSELLA’ project, Harvesting Innovation is for forward thinking innovators who care about the planet, health and food security.
Propose ideas, test the latest innovations, and hear from policy leaders at harvesting innovation. We look forward to welcoming you at Milano, Acquario Civico, Parco Sempione on May 8.
*The event is part of the continuous professional development programme for agronomy and forestry graduates and specialists: 0,781 training credits.
The event is free of charge. Translation between Italian and English is available. Please register HERE
The Programme (download here)
|Monday, 7th May|
|15:00-19:00||Visit to Cascina Forestina (Cisliano) and demonstration of the SOILapp (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.capsella.soilhealth.spade_test)|
|20:00||Social dinner (place to be communicated)|
|Tuesday, 8th May|
(Translation between Italian and English is available during the morning debates)
|A new paradigm for truly sustainable agriculture and quality food systems – Chair: Stephen Benians|
|9:15-9:25||Welcome address – Dr. Andrea Magarini Milan Food Policy coordinator, Mayor’s Office Comune di Milano
Investments, achievements and future plans towards quality food systems
|Joint Research Center of European Commission – Dott.ssa Maria Luisa Paracchini
Fostering agroecology and agrobiodiversity: the engagement of the European Commission
|9:40-10:00 (Keynote speech)||Italian Agroecology Observatory – OPERA, Prof. Stefano Bocchi & Fondazione Cariplo, Sonia Cantoni, consiglio amministrazione-Delega: Ambiente
A new paradigm for sustainable farming: the role of agro-biodiversity management
|Agriculture digitization: Open data supporting Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Brewster (TNO, The Netherlands)
Developing ICT tools for sustainable farming and food systems through social digital innovation
|10:30-11:00||Innovation experiences- Insight in the CAPSELLA initiative & its main outcomes and results
Prof. Yannis Ioannidis (Athena Research Centre, Greece) & Prof. Paolo Bàrberi (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy)
Major outcomes of the CAPSELLA project
|11:00- 11:20||Coffee Break|
|Fostering links between actors in agro-biodiversity and the digital world|
|11:30-13:00||Fishbowl’ debate: brief Expert insights followed by input from participants
Moderator: Dr. Vasileios Gkisakis (Agroecologiki, Greece)
Researchers in agroecology
Policy & Decision makers
|13:00-14:00||Network Lunch (Demo of CAPSELLA open data tools available)|
|What type of ICT solutions to support agro-biodiversity use and management? Discussion on requirements and needs|
|World Café – all participants devise solutions to the big questions.
Parallel round tables – How to improve data management for different users with ICT tools?
|16:30-17:00||Local Ice cream & coffee
Synthesis of panel round table discussions & Conclusions
Chair Dr. Tommaso Gaifami (OPERA and Agroecology Europe)