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Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum

The Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum is a new initiative designed to accelerate collaboration for the development of game-changing innovations addressing global food and nutrition security challenges. High-level industry experts will come together at Rothamsted Research in January 2017 to work collaboratively on cutting-edge solutions to issues spanning the entire agricultural ecosystem, from pre-farm gate to consumers’ plates. What is happening on the day: - Speakers’ corner offering opportunities to address questions and discuss on a 1-2-1 basis - The online discussion platform for pre- and post-event discussion around the issues you are facing - Interact with your peers and find innovative solutions together - Parallel workshops to allow you to work collaboratively and come up with solutions to the challenges we are all facing
When Jan 18, 2017 08:00 PM to
Jan 20, 2017 06:00 PM
Where West Common, Harpenden AL5 2JQ
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Rothamsted Research and the Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise (RoCRE) are pleased to announce the inaugural Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum (ROIF) taking place 18-20 January 2017. Bringing together thought leaders and R&D experts within the Agri-Tech sector, the Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum is designed to accelerate collaboration in the development of game-changing innovations required to address global food and nutrition security challenges.

Open Innovation practice has advanced the development of new products and services in a number of sectors, notably digital, pharma and life sciences. Rothamsted Research, with its legacy of cutting-edge fundamental and applied research within agri-sciences, alongside academic and industry partners, is leading on promoting Open Innovation in the agri-food sector.

The Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum aims to:
define how Open Innovation can work best within the agri-food sector;
showcase best practice in Open Innovation within related sectors;
identify opportunities for collaboration in pre-competitive areas where Open Innovation will enable accelerated progress.

Meet and work with international delegates from across the agri-food supply chain and beyond. Experts in crop protection, plant breeding, seeds, animal and crop traits , crop nutrition, animal breeding, animal feed, animal health, agronomy, primary production, food manufacture and food retailing will be in attendance to work collaboratively on pre-defined challenges in the agri-food space. In addition to this, businesses involved in development of intelligent mechanical and electronic devices, sensors and equipment that could have applications in agri-tech will also be involved.

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