The EIT Food Grow Workshops are returning to Portugal. Every Friday during July, from 9 am to 12.30 pm, emerging trends and technologies in the field of sustainable and regenerative agriculture will be discussed. Farmers, producers, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and anyone interested in this topic can now register free of charge for these training sessions via the initiative's website.
The Grow Workshops are a set of five pieces of training created by the largest European food innovation community - EIT Food - to rethink the practices and techniques currently used in the fields, explore the role of soil, and investigate new business models based on new technologies. By attending these training, participants will be equipped with the knowledge, resources, and tools that will help them optimize their agricultural businesses: they will learn how to reverse the negative effects of unsustainable farming practices, how to take advantage of new techniques and technologies to make their businesses profitable and they will also have the opportunity to network within the European sustainability ecosystem.
After the success of the previous edition, which had more than 500 participants, for the second consecutive year, the organization of this initiative is in charge of the collaborative laboratory of Idanha-a-Nova, Food4Sustainability CoLAB, BGI and partners Lund University and Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). According to Food4Sustainability, "challenging times require courageous and mobilizing actions. To support the primary sector for the transition to more resilient, healthy, and safe food systems, we are launching a dialogue at the European level for the Portuguese farming community to be included in the European level dialogues those of the European Ecological Pact and, specifically, in the action "Farm to Fork".
The sessions will start on July 1 and will take place in person every Friday of the month, in different locations around the country: Montemor-o-Novo, Golegã, Lourinhã, Torres Novas, and Idanha-a-Nova. All information regarding the workshops and registration forms is available here.
For further questions please contact:
Cláudia Costa, Operations Research at Food4Sustainability CoLAB firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrícia Serrano, Head of Marketing & Communication at BGI
About EIT Food
EIT Food is a body of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), whose aim is to build an inclusive and innovative community of diverse food sector partners to leverage innovation and entrepreneurship in this sector across Europe.
About Food4Sustainability (F4S) CoLAB
The Food4Sustainability (F4S) CoLAB is a collaborative laboratory created to solve large-scale problems in biological food systems to achieve climate resilience. Over the past two years, F4S has been testing and implementing new approaches in food production systems to mitigate CO2 emissions, decrease chemical use, maximize sustainable land use, preserve water and increase efficiency in the food value chain.
BGI is a Portuguese accelerator of deep-tech startups born from a public-private partnership between MIT Portugal and ISCTE to foster the transfer of knowledge from research and universities to the market. It currently organizes programs distributed in three main areas: education, acceleration, and innovation.
About Lund University
Lund University was founded in 1666 and has repeatedly been considered one of the top 100 universities in the world. The university has around 44,000 students and over 8,000 employees, spread across Lund, Helsingborg, and Malmö. Lund University sends efforts to understand, explain and improve the world and the human condition.
About Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) is the largest RTO (Research and Technology Organization) in Austria and is also a key player on the international scene in several of its research areas. As such, AIT is a leading development partner for the industry and a top employer in the international scientific community.