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1 European Innovation Partnership Agriculture Productivity & Sustainability Annemiek Canjels - Provincie Limburg / Brainport 2020 / Greenport Holland / GH International

2 EIP APS: What tool, Why

3 EIP APS: What is it? A new EU development model for agriculture innovation supported with existing but improved - EU Funding instruments EIP s for: Healthy aging Water Raw materials Smart cities Agriculture productivity & sustainability

4 EIP s are meant to Help setting the EU research agenda (+ prioritise Horizon 2020 calls) Target research projects sharper, by putting them in the perspective of actual societal needs Help society articulate knowledge gaps Encourage the quick use of research results by society and entrepreneurs Turn research results into business opportunities Start and maintain dialogue and cooperation

5 EIP APS: New jobs and value Business opportunities: On farm level; more results, more added value and income New jobs in the agri-industry and the food supply chain New jobs in adjacent industries: biotech, high tech systems, healthcare, transport, ICT, energy, trade Societal value: Food security, sustainable environment, health, resource efficiency, inclusion

6 EIP APS: Preparing / Documents Communication Advice EU Committee of the Regions / raporteurs Bliek / Brink / expert negotiator Canjels Part of new CAP legislation EIP Guidelines Strategic Implementation Plan: Agreement on EU level about: Topics / challenges (not limited) Innovation definition Innovation culture Stakeholders Responsibilities

7 EIP APS: Preparing / monitoring / tasks High Level Steering Board (3 Dutch members out of 40) SHERPA / Operational Support Committee (1 Dutch member out of 40) Dutch EIP APS Working Group (LTO / Provinces / Ministry) EIP APS will be addressed in Dutch Rural Development Programmes Dutch provinces and Ministry Economic Affairs

8 EIP APS: What topics

9 EIP APS: aims and topics 1 Sustainable and competitive agri-food sector for a safe and healthy diet: 1.Informed consumer choices 2.Healthy and safe foods and diets for all 3.A sustainable and competitive agri-food industry

10 EIP APS: aims and topics 2 Sustainable agriculture and forestry: 1.Increasing production efficiency and coping with climate change, while ensuring sustainability and resilience 2.Providing ecosystem services and public goods 3.Empowerment of rural areas, support to policies and rural innovation

11 EIP APS: aims and topics 3 Unlocking the potential of aquatic living resources 1.Developing sustainable and environmentally- friendly fisheries 2.Developing competitive European aquaculture 3.Boosting marine innovation through biotechnology

12 EIP APS: aims and topics 4 Sustainable and competitive bio-based industries 1.Fostering the bio-economy for biobased industries 2.Developing integrated biorefineries 3.Supporting market development for biobased products and processes

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14 EIP APS Themes mentioned in SIP Resource efficiency; food, feed, fibers, fuels Health, diets, proteins, diseases Crop protection, pesticides, fertilizers, nutrients, phosphorus Co2, ammonia, nitrates Soil quality, organic food Environmental quality and biodiversity Harvest losses, yield results Water management Distribution systems, short supply chains Food waste management and reuse Animal welfare And much more

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16 EIP APS: How

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21 EIP APS: Focus Groups Focus groups address a challenge / topic Responsibilities: Connect knowledge and operational groups Collect ideas, best practices and solutions Define R&D needs Explore practical innovative solutions Encourage to share and exchange discuss and document research results Suggest operational group projects

22 EIP APS: Operational Groups The Operational Group is the key element in the process Key actors in Operational Groups : Farmers and Foresters Researchers Agri-business and other business experts (cross overs!) Advisors (on business, marketing, design ) NGO s Rural development authorities

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24 OG for Metropolitan Food Clusters Could look like this: Create a partnership Raise a website Netherlands based Triple Helix European Partners European Partner Regions Operational costs funded by EAFRD

25 OG for Metropolitan Food Clusters Could next: Foster a integral set of 5 main challenges f.i. short supply chains urban / rural partnerships healthy diets food security supply management Urban food strategies organic waste management smart logistics and storage Behave like a Focus Group

26 EIP APS: EU Funds and eligible costs

27 EIP APS: Financing innovation stages 1. Idea, creating group, travelling, involving experts, hiring a knowledge broker and process facilitator: Rural Development funding 2. Creating or joining a research consortium (at least 3 member states), using existing research outcome, responding to a call: Horizon 2020 funding 3. Implementing R&D results, turning the idea into a business model, pilot, support early adopters: Rural Development or Regional Policy funding 4. Putting to market: European Investment Fund, revolving fund, venture capital

28 EIP APS: Rural Development? All memberstates that want to work with the EIP APS should at least select: Article 36: co-operation measures: running costs, training, advice, pilot technology Article 15: knowledge transfer and information actions Article 16: advisory services Article 18: investments in physical assets Article 20: farm and business development Article 27: investments in forestry technology + processing + marketing forest products

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31 Horizon 2020 and EIP APS Eligible costs: Research projects enhancing the knowledge base Clusters of innovation actions and multi-actor projects Support for innovation brokers and innovation centres

32 Start teaming up be first in 2014

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