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

Fast & Insightful! Join us for 2 conferences of 1 hour each including Q/A sessions:

Wednesday 30th June: Demonstrating Bio-Based Innovation for and from Plant Production

  • 2:00-2:30 PM - PIC21 Opening session:
  • This is meant as an introduction on the essential role of demo-farms to help build demonstrative capacity in particular for SMEs, to facilitate accessibility of innovative solutions for SMEs, and on the need for investments to be made to support the private sector with 4.0 technologies generally and in bio-based innovation more specifically.

    • Arnaldo Dossena, Vice-president of the Agrifood Clust-ER, Emilia-Romagna (Italy)
    • Stefania Saccardi, Vice-president and Minister for Agriculture of Tuscany Region (Italy)
    • Marco Foschini, Manager of the Agrifood Clust-ER, Emilia-Romagna (Italy)
    • Nicolas Fégeant, Head of International Projects Vegepolys-Valley (France
                • 2:30-3:30 PM - Conference #1: The conference will provide participants with insights into the changing needs of the food system with a focus on bio-based innovation of agricultural/horticultural technologies; food ingredients, products and packaging materials. The conference will be articulated around the tomatoe case study and will open up to more productions wih EU-wide experiences of innovation having significant impact on process optimization and for the application of a circular economy strategy.
                  • Session led by Emilia-Romagna - Clust-ER
                  • Enrico Francia, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy (Keynote & Moderator)
                  • Domenico Ronga, Professor of Agronomy at University of Salerno, Italy
                  • Simone Orlandini, DAGRI, University of Florence, Italy

                Thursday 1st July: High-Tech Zero Carbon Footprint Horticulture & Fruticulture

                • 10:00-11:00 AM - Conference #2 : The session is aimed at presenting inspiring activities that help reduce the carbon footprint in horticulture and fruticulture production systems. The starting point will be a focus on ornamental productions, which are extremely important in Tuscany. The role of Demofarms in these two sectors will be also be discussed.  
                  • Session led by Tuscany Region
                  • Francesco Ferrini, University of Florence, Italy (Keynote Speaker)
                  • Fabio Boscaleri, Tuscany Region Brussels Office, Italy (Moderator)
                  • Luca Corelli Grappadelli, CIRI-AGRO, University of Bologna, Italy
                  • Chris Blok, Coordinator of the soil physics lab Greenhouse Horticulture, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

                Register to get access to the link of the conference.

                  Do you want to make direct contacts with the speakers? Register to the 1to1 meetings on 1st July from 14:00 CET, directly here.

                  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