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INCREDIBLE Final Conference: Building partnerships for innovation in Mediterranean NWFP value-chains

 

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The INCREDIBLE Final Conference, taking place online on 15 and 16 April 2021, will explore and celebrate the outcomes of the project with a special emphasis on the flagship initiatives and important achievements of each Interregional Innovation Networks (iNets). This virtual event will also present the innovations that have originated from the project activities, displaying the strength of lasting partnerships formed throughout the project’s life. The conference will also give special attention to the importance of making Non-wood forest products (NWFPs) visible into EU thematic networks.

The online event is addressed to EU, national, regional and local stakeholders in NWFP value chains. In particular, we welcome associations of forest owners, producers and processors, consumer organisations, industries, NGOs, public institutions, etc.

During the session 2 (15 April at 15:25 CEST) will take place the INCREDIBLE knowledge contest. Six finalists are competing for the INCREDIBLE knowledge contest and you can help them win! Check out their factsheets below and start choosing your favourite one.

Finalist: Cooperatively design and manufacture tools for small-scale agricultural production

Finalist: Valorization of a co-product from the manufacture of cork stoppers

Finalist: TRUFFORUM - Connecting the black truffle producers with the consumers

Finalist: A new technology of extracting the fixed (non-volatile) oil of Pistacia lentiscus for the benefit of rural women

Finalist: New drilling method for resin extraction in Segovia (Spain)

Finalist: Optimization of ultrasonic-assisted extraction and study of biological activities of Pinus brutia needles

 

The conference is co-organised by the European Forest Institute (EFI), H2020 INCREDIBLE project coordinator, and Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa (ISA) .

 

PROGRAMME

 

Session 1. INCREDIBLE Achievements: policy recommendations and key project outcomes

The session will explore main INCREDIBLE knowledge-to-practice outputs including: policy recommendations at the EU, national and local levels developed through the INCREDIBLE policy forum and NWFP flagship initiatives deployed in the project. The session is concluded with a virtual round table to discuss the creation of a NWFP observatory for the Mediterranean area, as to solidify networks strengthened through the project and concretise the important role of NWFP within the Mediterranean policy agenda.

 

11:00-11:15

Opening: welcome & introductory statements

  • Inazio Martinez de Arano (EFI)
  • Margarida Tomé (ISA)

 

11:15-11:40

Introductory keynote presentation

  • Jenny Wong (Director of Wild Resources Limited)

 

11:40-11:50

Policy recommendations on NWFP

  • Sara Maltoni (FORESTAS)
  • Álvaro Picardo (Junta de Castilla y León))

 

11:50-11:55

Interlude

 

11:55-12:40

Innovation in NWFP thematic networks: highlights

  • Encouraging dialogues and exchange of knowledge: Sven Mutke (INIA)
  • Increasing transparency in resin supply chains: Aída Rodríguez (CESEFOR)
  • Traceability of NWFP: Anton Brenko (CFRI)
  • Promoting marketability: Conceição Santos Silva (UNAC)
  • Supporting policy making: Kalliopi Stara (UOI)

 

12:40-13:25

Round table and debate: towards a NWFP observatory for the Mediterranean area

  • Hamed Daly-Hassen (National Agriculture Observatory, Tunisia)
  • Adriano Raddi (Catalan Forest Observatory, Spain)
  • António Gonçalves Ferreira (Cork Oak and Cork Observatory, Portugal)
  • Vladimir Nikolić (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Serbia)
  • Klemens Schadauer (European National Forest Inventory Network)

 

13:25-13:30

Conclusions of Session 1

 

13.30-15.00h

Lunch break.

 

15.00-16.30h

Session 2. INCREDIBLE Innovation festival

This session will showcase the knowledge-to-action innovation cases compiled and gathered in the project Knowledge repository for Non-Wood Forest Products, will present the six finalists of the INCREDIBLE knowledge contest, participants will vote to select winner, and you will learn the trajectory of the entrepreneurs that received the support of the INCREDIBLE acceleration service in February 2020.

 

15:00-15:05

Introduction

 

15:05-15:25

Knowledge exchange: the Knowledge repository for Non-Wood Forest Products

  • Joana Paulo (ISA)

 

15:25-16:20

INCREDIBLE knowledge contest: presentation of the seven finalists, voting and winner announcement

  • Benjamin Chapelet (CNPF)
  • Inazio Martinez de Arano (EFI)
  • Finalists of the INCREDIBLE knowledge contest

 

16:20-17:25

Open innovation to establish NWFP businesses: legacy of the INCREDIBLE open innovation challenge, followed by Debate: how to support entrepreneurship and the uptake of innovation in NWFP sectors?

  • Nicola Andrighetto and Jacopo Giacomoni (ETIFOR)
  • Entrepreneurs supported by the INCREDIBLE acceleration service

 

17:25-17:30

Conclusions of Session 2

 

17:30-18:00

Optional: breakout rooms in Zoom available for direct exchanges with the available entrepreneurs having participated in acceleration service and finalists of the knowledge contest

 

Session 3. The role of forests in EU Thematic networks: exploring lessons learnt

A high-level discussion with EU representatives and linked thematic network projects about the future of forestry-based thematic networks and operational groups in the next EU programming period.

 

14:00-14:05

Introduction

 

14:05-14:30

Keynote presentation: new repository on thematic networks and future calls (tentative)

  • Inge Van Oost, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

 

14:30-14:55

Keynote presentation: non-wood forest products: the Portuguese context

  • Cristina Santos (Chief of Forest Management Division at ICNF)

 

14:55-15:00

Interlude

 

15:00-15:50

Round table and debate: forest thematic networks - lessons learnt

  • AFINET H2020 project: Rosa Mosquera (University of Santiago de Compostela)
  • INCREDIBLE H2020 project: Inazio Martinez de Arano (EFI)
  • Non-Wood Forest Products IUFRO Task Force: James Chamberlain (USDA Forest Service)
  • Euraknos H2020 project: Pieter Spanoghe (Ghent University)

 

15:50-16:00

Conclusions of Session 3 and End of Final Conference

 

 

 

 

Join the INCREDIBLE Final Conference and help us boost the role of NWFP in Europe's green economy.

 

 

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      In collaboration with the Bioregions Facility.

 

                                                                                       

 

 

About

The INCREDIBLE project aims to show how Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) can play an important role in supporting sustainable forest management and rural development, by creating networks to share and exchange knowledge and expertise. ‘Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) promotes cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation to highlight the value and potential of NWFPs in the region.

Funding

Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) project receives funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement Nº 774632

Contact

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