FISH-AGRO-TECH

TO1

Strengthening research, technological development and innovation

The project in numbers
Duration:
30 months
Start date: 01.07.17
End date: 30.06.20
N. Partner: 6
 
Progress
Budget:
1.016.780,00€
Budget FERS:
864.263,00€

The project in numbers

Duration: 
30 months
Start / End: 
01.07.17 to 30.06.20
Project progress: 
70%
Budget: 
1016780.00€
Budget FERS: 
864263.00€

FISH-AGRO-TECH

Agriculture/Fisheries: Cross-border investment and innovation
Priority Axis 1

Promoting innovation capacities for a more competitive area

Specific Objective: 
OS 1.1.
Investment Priority: 
PI 1b
Typology: 
Standard
Overall Objective of the Project: 

The adoption of an open innovation and CLLD approach for transferring the research results from the innovation generators to companies in the agriculture and fisheries/aquaculture sectors, with the implementation of pilot measures for the development of innovative products and processes. The promotion and planning of cross-border technology cooperation through the strengthening and creation of partnerships, networks, and clusters of companies and entities engaged in research and development activities.

Project summary: 

The Project aims to create joint partnerships between the parks and the scientific/technological institutions and business communities of the cross-border territory belonging to the agro-food, fisheries,
and aquaculture sectors, by involving the local and coastal action Groups (LAG and FLAG). The aim is to seek out those with the most suitable expertise for studying the issues of specific
interest to the companies in the sectors of intervention, by analysing their innovation needs and defining the relative support areas and services. The geographical and economic context of the cross-border territory is largely similar to that of the sectors of intervention. The operators on the agricultural side of the Karst area and on the sea side of the Gulf of Trieste have similar needs. The products and methods of cultivation, fishing and breeding are quite similar on both sides of the border. Over the years, various opportunities have emerged for the collective and integrated management of resources and the identification of possible solutions. The activity will be carried out with an open innovation approach, using a bottom up methodology aimed at identifying the needs of the companies in the sector. These needs will be transferred to the subjects of the research and innovation through benchmarking activities and by flanking the companies with specific technological mediator figures. This will allow elements of common interest to the companies to emerge, with the aim of identifying innovative product and process solutions capable of: a) developing new products and improving their quality and characteristics; b) increasing the shelf life of the food products; c) reducing production costs; d) developing more innovative production processes and improving their efficiency. A cross-border sectoral plan of technology transfer interventions will be established, promoting specific pilot projects and the creation of cross-border clusters, networks and partnerships.

Main results: 

Preparation of a strategic cross-border technology transfer plan with a bottom-up approach, based on the mapping of the needs and solutions. Transfer of the research results and technological solutions to the companies - Through an analytical mapping of the technological needs expressed by the companies and the subjects involved in research and development, a comprehensive overview of the cross-border technological innovation needs of the sector’s companies (operating in the fisheries and agriculture sector) is expected to be obtained. It will serve as the basis for guiding the project activities, as well as for highlighting the strategy guidelines for the sector, which will be consistent with the vision of the local strategies and development plans. The project will therefore represent a concrete implementation of the CLLD approach pursued by the Local Action Groups, using open innovation methods to convert the needs expressed by the business communities into technology transfer pilot projects and supporting activities. The pathway that the Project has established for bringing the research results to businesses will render the businesses and operators in the fisheries and agriculture sectors more receptive to technological innovation. This will increase the number of operators that will collaborate with the research centres and their associated companies in order to come up with innovative products or production processes. The focus of the activity will favour the establishment of a widespread network of research and development organisations in an open innovation environment, thus increasing the business combinations and strengthening the research-enterprise system.

Partner

Lead Partner

Aries – Società Consortile a Responsabilità Limitata

Trieste
ITA

Project partner 1

Consorzio per l’AREA di ricerca scientifica e tecnologica di Trieste

Trieste
ITA

Project partner 2

Gruppo di azione locale del Carso – Lokalna akcijska skupina Kras

Trieste
ITA

Project partner 3

Tehnološki park Ljubljana d.o.o

Osrednjeslovenska
SLO

Project partner 4

Primorska Gospodarska Zbornica

Obalno-kraška
SLO

Project partner 5

Nacionalni inštitut za biologijo

Osrednjeslovenska
SLO

Documents

Poster evento annuale 30/05/2018Poster evento annuale 30/05/2018
FISHAGROTECH_ITA_1.pdf
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Objectives and Activities

MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT

Detection and analysis of needs and innovation opportunities for fishery, aquaculture and agriculture enterprises pinpointing possible technological solutions available, using an open innovation approach. Innovation opportunities will be shared with the enterprises and will lead to pilot actions. Results shall be strengthened on the territory with the promotion of crossborder aggregations, productive chains and clusters among all actors involved.

CURRENT STATE OF PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION (10th December 2018)

Dissemination activities have starter with a public meeting which took place on April 10th 2018 at Chamber of Commerce Venezia Giulia premises. Besides the introduction of the project to enterprises and institutions, innovation themes have been developed with particular regard to the two activity sectors, also introducing some concrete innovative experiences. Technical working group has upgraded the competences of technological auditors concerning fishery and agriculture. Afterwards, mapping activity of the territory and of good innovative practices has started. With the support of Local Action Groups (also not belonging to the partnership), a series of direct meeting with fishery aquaculture and agriculture enterprises have been organized, such as a workshop for the fishery sector held in Piran on September 14th 2018. These activities have allowed  technological auditors pinpointing some relevant elements of enterprises activities, which can lead to the implementation of innovative solutions. It has been possible to identify both the contents of the crossborder plan of innovation needs and the guidelines of the sector workshops and of the B2B – R2B meetings, scheduled for the first months of 2019.

Contacts

Aries – Società Consortile a Responsabilità Limitata

0039 0406701281
Piazza della Borsa 14, 34121 Trieste, Italia
Michele Crosatto

Consorzio per l’AREA di ricerca scientifica e tecnologica di Trieste

0039 0403755111
Padriciano 99, 34149 Trieste, Italia
Fabio Tomasi

Gruppo di azione locale del Carso – Lokalna akcijska skupina Kras

0039 0403798522
Sistiana 54 D, 34011 Duino-Aurisina, Italia
Aleš Pernarčič

Tehnološki park Ljubljana d.o.o

00386 (0) 16203490
Tehnološki park 19, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
Mojca Cvirn

Primorska Gospodarska Zbornica

00386 (0) 56625830
Ferrarska ulica 2, 6000 Koper/Capodistria, Slovenija
Ingrid Trobec

Nacionalni inštitut za biologijo

00386 (0) 59232701
Večna pot 111, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
Andreja Ramšak