Innovating for the World - Promoting Yorkshire as a leading agrifood cluster
Wednesday 4th December 2019
Join them as they bring together Yorkshire based researchers, startups, SMEs, retailers, knowledge providers and support institutions to meet, learn and exchange strategic opportunities. The objective is to support ecosystem development, placing Yorkshire as a leading region on the world Agri-Food Innovation Map. The format will be rich round table discussions.
12:30 Arrival, Lunch and Networking
13:00 Opening – Current Ecosystem (business support, shared opportunities, stakeholders and partnerships, policy)
13:30 Agritech – University/Industry technology transfer; University Spin-offs or Maker labs?
14:00 Farmers – Opportunities available (Farm Innovation vs Enterprising Farmers, Productivity vs Profitability).
14:30 Processing / Retail – New business models (connecting consumers to farmers, sustainability).
15.00 Social Enterprise – Linking Agri-food to Health/Wellbeing, Glocal (Global-Local) thinking.
15.45 Discussion / Strategy Going Forward. Are there the critical elements for an agri-food innovation cluster? What are the gaps? Is there an emerging cluster capable of disruptive ideas or do we need top-down interventions? How do we connect the dots? Do we need a stronger, consolidated network?
The event is being organised by The Retail Institute (TRI) at Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University. TRI is one of the UK’s key academic research centres that leads consumer experiences of the future in retail, food & packaging. The funding for this event is through a British Council grant on “Fostering entrepreneurship for sustainable and inclusive agri-food innovation”.
4th December 2019
12.30pm – 4.30pm
Hydra Suite (room 214), Portland Building, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds LS1 3HE
Innovating for the World
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