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30 June 2021 - 2 July 2021
Virtual, Italy
PIC 2021 - Digital Edition

Building Demonstrative Capacity in Plant Production

No traveling, no costs, no sanitary restrictions! Just register, build your agenda and connect with us from anywhere in the world for 3 half-days of conferences, workshops and field visits in Italy’s innovative heartland, Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany.

The annual PIC Meeting is the most important Cluster Event in the plant production industry in Europe. It aims at fostering innovation in plant production and at building a common agenda to support the international development of Plant clusters and their members.

Leading Italian and European regions for agriculture production and innovation, Emilia-Romagna’s Agrifood Clust-ER and the Department of Agriculture of the Tuscany Region will illustrate how they have invested in and worked with demonstrative capacity to ensure the diffusion of innovative solutions for and from plant production. Two main themes will underpin the discussions:

  • Bio-based innovation for/from plant production
  • High-tech zero carbon footprint horticulture & fruticulture

Contributions from over 20 experts from both public and private sector organisations, from across Europe, will help shed light on 21st century key challenges for plant production and how they can be tackled.

Why participate?

  • To keep up with the latest breakthroughs in the field of crop enhancement
  • To visit leading regional organisations
  • To showcase your know-how / expertise / technology or product
  • To stay up-to-date with the latest European calls for proposals (Horizon Europe primarily)
  • To find the right technology, R&D and business partners
  • To share and promote your projects / ideas

Choose from a menu of options to build your own schedule! Your "all in one"platform for plant production exchanges, PIC2021 offers a range of events:

  • 2 Matchmaking events to exchange with speakers and participants in 1-to-1 Meetings   
  • 2 Conferences: 
    • Bio-based innovation for/from plant production
    • High-tech zero carbon footprint horticulture
  • 4 Field Visits of key innovators from the host Regions Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany: DemoFarms and Research centres
  • 1 Workshop for cluster managers & staff to identify potential projects and partners

Download the Full Agenda in PDF


  • Emilia-Romagna Region
  • Tuscany Region
  • ART-ER
  • Agrifood Clust-ER 
  • EEN

Sponsors, partners and co-organiser

  • PIC Network
  • Nefertiti

Organizers and partners


Iniziativa realizzata nell’ambito del percorso verso la nuova programmazione dei Fondi europei in Emilia-Romagna

Closed since 2 July 2021
Virtual, Italy
Organised by
Italy 72
France 37
Spain 30
Belgium 9
Portugal 9
Greece 9
Brazil 8
Chile 6
Romania 6
Netherlands 6
Denmark 4
Poland 4
Czech Republic 3
Mexico 3
Reunion 2
Serbia 2
Germany 2
United Kingdom 2
Morocco 2
Hungary 2
Uruguay 1
Ecuador 1
Ireland 1
North Macedonia 1
Türkiye 1
China 1
Finland 1
Ukraine 1
Norway 1
Canada 1
Japan 1
Slovenia 1
India 1
Georgia 1
Lithuania 1
Total 233
Company 70
Cluster 48
R&D Institution 37
Association/Agency 25
Other 19
Authority/Government 17
University 17
Total 233