INNOVAGRO

DEVELOPMENT OF AN INNOVATIVE NETWORK FOR THE PROMOTION OF EXTROVERSION OF AGRO-FOOD COMPANIES IN ADRIATIC - IONIAN AREA

Financed under INTERREG ADRION PROGRAM

The ADRION area is characterized by low innovation performance, limited capacity of SMEs, inadequate cooperation among companies and research institutes, low synergies among agro-food and tourism sector and low implementation of environmentally – friendly farming practices. The project focuses on the development of links and synergies between farmers, agro-food enterprises, Research Institutes and Public Authorities enhancing: the promotion of agro-food products’ extroversion, the development of agro-food companies’ internalization, the promotion of environmentally – friendly farming practices

 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

  • The Program

    Interreg Adrion Program 

    www.adrioninterreg.eu

  • Project Summary

    The ADRION area is characterized by low innovation performance, limited capacity of SMEs, inadequate cooperation among companies and research institutes, low synergies among agro-food and tourism sector and low implementation of environmentally – friendly farming practices. On the other hand, according to the ADRION PROGRAMME SWOT ANALYSIS, there are some strong points, such as the existence of quality agro-food products, the existence of a number of competitive and highly active research and innovation clusters, albeit with poor intraregional joint activities, and also the existence of RIS3, where transnational cooperation can focus on, in order to find solutions in the common problem of SMEs extroversion. The field is complex and requires much learning in terms of internationalization, access to market, financing, networking, innovation capacity, business transfer, entrepreneurship, cross – border & cross – sector co-operation, and environmentally – friendly farming practices . It also entails incorporation of new forms of SME development, such as design, eco-conception and corporate social responsibility. The project focuses on the development of links and synergies between farmers, agro-food enterprises, Research Institutes and Public Authorities, for a) the promotion of agro-food products’ extroversion, b) the development of agro-food companies’ internalization, and c) the promotion of environmentally – friendly farming practices. Project’s main outputs are: 1)SWOT Analysis about innovation, business cooperation and protection of the environment in the participant countries’ agro-food sector, 2) a Transnational Innovative Agro-food Network, 3) a Virtual Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (VIBIEC),offering support through e-incubators, e-business network platform, and other self-assesment tools, 4)publicity actions, 5) capitalization activities of project’s outcomes and tools, 6)project’s management, quality assurance and evaluation.

  • Partnership

    LP

    CHANIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

    Greece

    WWW.CHANIA-CCI.GR

    P2

    Region of Crete

    Greece

    www.crete.gov.gr

    P3

    TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE

    Greece

    www.pem.tuc.gr

    P4

    NETWORK OF THE INSULAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

    Greece

    www.insuleur.eu

    P5

    PROVINCE OF POTENZA

    Italy

    WWW.PROVINCIA.POTENZA.IT

    P6

    E-institute, institute for comprehensive development solutions

    Slovenija

    www.ezavod.si

     
    P7

    Italian Confederation of Agriculture

     Italy  

    www.cia.it

    P8

    UNION OF CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OF ALBANIA

     Albania  www.uccial.al
     P9

    REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY LESKOVAC

     

    Serbia

     

    www.rpkle.rs

    P10

    University of Basilicata, School of Engineering, LISUT

    Italy www.unibas.it
    www2.unibas.it/lisut/
  • Good Practices

    The Good Practices selected by UNIBAS according with project scope:

    LUCANAPA

    www.lucanapa.com

     

    BASILICATA ZAFFERANO

    www.basilicatazafferano.it

    MELAGIOCO Agri-ludotec

    LA CHIOCCIOLA