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WHY SHOULD I GO?

i-Danha Food Lab Annual Event brings together agri-food stakeholders, all united in the willingness to accelerate the revolution in food systems, making it more sustainable to sustain our societies and the planet. 

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Right after the world's biggest tech conference, WebSummit, we will take agrifood innovation experts on a unique adventure to one of the oldest Roman villages in Portugal: Monsanto.

While you experience the uniqueness of Monsanto and Idanha, the event showcases different European projects, namely: European Digital innovation Hub, TransFarmers, Biolog and EIT Food projects - one of the innovation communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Grow Workshops, HelpFood and the Post Harvest School. 

At this 4th edition, participants will have the opportunity to take part in interactive sessions, explore networking opportunities with different stakeholders, discover EIT Food programmes and projects driving change in the food system, and explore new collaborations. 

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This event will be organised by BGI, Food4Sustainability and Idanha-a-Nova City Hall as an occasion to showcase our work, build new connections, be inspired, discover and discuss new ways to bring change to food systems. 

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+600
participants
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107 
Startups
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30
Press Mentions
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22 International Speakers
Agenda

AGENDA

  • 8h30 Registration & Welcome Coffee Break
  • 9h30 Welcome session by the Savory Institute and presentation of the Agenda
  • 09h45 Circular Economy Keynote
    Speaker: Deniz Koca, Assistant Professor at Lund University, Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)
  • 10h10 Circular Economy Roundtable: From Waste to Wealth: Exploring the Missing Link in Agrifood Valorization
    Round Table Members: - Luis Martins, Operation researcher at Food4Sustainability CoLab (Moderator) - Pedro Babo, Co-founder and Scientific Director of LandraTech; - Susana Araújo, Scientific Coordinator at MORE - Laboratório Colaborativo Montanhas de Investigação; - David Catita, Technician in the Environment Department of EDIA - Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-estruturas do Alqueva, S.A. - André Ribeiro, Information and digital technology Research at CVR (Centro de Valorização de Resíduos)
  • 11h00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
  • 11h30 Sustainable Agriculture Keynote
    Speaker: John Gilliland, Agriculture and Environmental Advisor at AHDB - Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board; EU Commission Board Member; and Professor of Practice for Agriculture & Sustainability at Queen's University Belfast.
  • 11h55 Sustainable Agriculture Roundtable: From Vision to Reality: Achieving European Agriculture Goals
    Round Table Members: - Nuno Mayer Jardim , head of operations at Quinta do Alfeijoal (Moderator) -Paulo Tomé, President of ARBI and Administrator of RuralMark - Jacques Naude, Founder of Josephs Dream project - João Valente, Farmer and owner of Monte da Silveira Bio
  • 12h45 Seedbed Presentation
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  • 13h00 Networking Lunch & Poster session
  • 14h30 Healthy and Sustainable Food Keynote
    Speaker: Monica Truninger, Researcher at Instituto de Ciências Sociais, University of Lisbon.
  • 14h55 Healthy and Sustainable Food Roundtable: Nurturing food systems for a healthier tomorrow
    Round Table Members: - Francisca Feiteira, Policy Officer and Partnerships Policy at Feeding Sustainable Cities Association; Moderator - Francisco Caldeira, Head of Division of the Agri-Food Production Organization (GPP Competitiveness Services Directorate); - Talho das Manas; - Luísa Oliveira, Department of Food and Nutrition/ Monitoring and Surveillance Unit at Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge - Victor Lamberto, Activist of SlowFood Alentejo.
  • 15h45 Capital Natural Keynote
    Speaker: Børge Søraas, Chairman and Partner at Ecunor Aqua AS.
  • 16h10 Capital Natural Roundtable - Seeds of Sustainability: How Agricultural Heritage Shapes Regional Development
    Round Table Members: - Miguel Poiares Maduro, Dean at Católica Global School of Law (Moderator); - Ana Soeiro - Founder of PTPT.pt; - Armindo Jacinto, Mayor of Municipality of Idanha-a-Nova; - Livia Madureira, Assistant Professor at University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro; Researcher at the CETRAD (Centro de Estudos Transdisciplinares para o Desenvolvimento); - Artur Gregório, Minha Terra - Federação Portuguesa De Associações De Desenvolvimento Local.
  • 17h00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
  • 17h30 i-Dare - Presentation of groups and challenges
  • 18h15 i-Dare - Group work
  • 19h00 iDare - Pitching
  • 19h45 Prize giving - iDare and Biolog
  • 20h45 "Flavors of Idanha" Dinner
  • 23h00 Travel to accommodations

November 4th

  • 8h30 Registration & Welcome Coffee Break
  • 9h30 Welcome session by the Savory Institute and presentation of the Agenda
  • 09h45 Circular Economy Keynote
    Speaker: Deniz Koca, Assistant Professor at Lund University, Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)
  • 10h10 Circular Economy Roundtable: From Waste to Wealth: Exploring the Missing Link in Agrifood Valorization
    Round Table Members: - Luis Martins, Operation researcher at Food4Sustainability CoLab (Moderator) - Pedro Babo, Co-founder and Scientific Director of LandraTech; - Susana Araújo, Scientific Coordinator at MORE - Laboratório Colaborativo Montanhas de Investigação; - David Catita, Technician in the Environment Department of EDIA - Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-estruturas do Alqueva, S.A. - André Ribeiro, Information and digital technology Research at CVR (Centro de Valorização de Resíduos)
  • 11h00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
  • 11h30 Sustainable Agriculture Keynote
    Speaker: John Gilliland, Agriculture and Environmental Advisor at AHDB - Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board; EU Commission Board Member; and Professor of Practice for Agriculture & Sustainability at Queen's University Belfast.
  • 11h55 Sustainable Agriculture Roundtable: From Vision to Reality: Achieving European Agriculture Goals
    Round Table Members: - Nuno Mayer Jardim , head of operations at Quinta do Alfeijoal (Moderator) -Paulo Tomé, President of ARBI and Administrator of RuralMark - Jacques Naude, Founder of Josephs Dream project - João Valente, Farmer and owner of Monte da Silveira Bio
  • 12h45 Seedbed Presentation
    .
  • 13h00 Networking Lunch & Poster session
  • 14h30 Healthy and Sustainable Food Keynote
    Speaker: Monica Truninger, Researcher at Instituto de Ciências Sociais, University of Lisbon.
  • 14h55 Healthy and Sustainable Food Roundtable: Nurturing food systems for a healthier tomorrow
    Round Table Members: - Francisca Feiteira, Policy Officer and Partnerships Policy at Feeding Sustainable Cities Association; Moderator - Francisco Caldeira, Head of Division of the Agri-Food Production Organization (GPP Competitiveness Services Directorate); - Talho das Manas; - Luísa Oliveira, Department of Food and Nutrition/ Monitoring and Surveillance Unit at Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge - Victor Lamberto, Activist of SlowFood Alentejo.
  • 15h45 Capital Natural Keynote
    Speaker: Børge Søraas, Chairman and Partner at Ecunor Aqua AS.
  • 16h10 Capital Natural Roundtable - Seeds of Sustainability: How Agricultural Heritage Shapes Regional Development
    Round Table Members: - Miguel Poiares Maduro, Dean at Católica Global School of Law (Moderator); - Ana Soeiro - Founder of PTPT.pt; - Armindo Jacinto, Mayor of Municipality of Idanha-a-Nova; - Livia Madureira, Assistant Professor at University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro; Researcher at the CETRAD (Centro de Estudos Transdisciplinares para o Desenvolvimento); - Artur Gregório, Minha Terra - Federação Portuguesa De Associações De Desenvolvimento Local.
  • 17h00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
  • 17h30 i-Dare - Presentation of groups and challenges
  • 18h15 i-Dare - Group work
  • 19h00 iDare - Pitching
  • 19h45 Prize giving - iDare and Biolog
  • 20h45 "Flavors of Idanha" Dinner
  • 23h00 Travel to accommodations

November 5th

  • 8h30 Registration & Welcome Coffee Break
  • 9h30 Welcome session by the Savory Institute and presentation of the Agenda
  • 09h45 Circular Economy Keynote
    Speaker: Deniz Koca, Assistant Professor at Lund University, Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)
  • 10h10 Circular Economy Roundtable: From Waste to Wealth: Exploring the Missing Link in Agrifood Valorization
    Round Table Members: - Luis Martins, Operation researcher at Food4Sustainability CoLab (Moderator) - Pedro Babo, Co-founder and Scientific Director of LandraTech; - Susana Araújo, Scientific Coordinator at MORE - Laboratório Colaborativo Montanhas de Investigação; - David Catita, Technician in the Environment Department of EDIA - Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-estruturas do Alqueva, S.A. - André Ribeiro, Information and digital technology Research at CVR (Centro de Valorização de Resíduos)
  • 11h00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
  • 11h30 Sustainable Agriculture Keynote
    Speaker: John Gilliland, Agriculture and Environmental Advisor at AHDB - Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board; EU Commission Board Member; and Professor of Practice for Agriculture & Sustainability at Queen's University Belfast.
  • 11h55 Sustainable Agriculture Roundtable: From Vision to Reality: Achieving European Agriculture Goals
    Round Table Members: - Nuno Mayer Jardim , head of operations at Quinta do Alfeijoal (Moderator) -Paulo Tomé, President of ARBI and Administrator of RuralMark - Jacques Naude, Founder of Josephs Dream project - João Valente, Farmer and owner of Monte da Silveira Bio
  • 12h45 Seedbed Presentation
    .
  • 13h00 Networking Lunch & Poster session
  • 14h30 Healthy and Sustainable Food Keynote
    Speaker: Monica Truninger, Researcher at Instituto de Ciências Sociais, University of Lisbon.
  • 14h55 Healthy and Sustainable Food Roundtable: Nurturing food systems for a healthier tomorrow
    Round Table Members: - Francisca Feiteira, Policy Officer and Partnerships Policy at Feeding Sustainable Cities Association; Moderator - Francisco Caldeira, Head of Division of the Agri-Food Production Organization (GPP Competitiveness Services Directorate); - Talho das Manas; - Luísa Oliveira, Department of Food and Nutrition/ Monitoring and Surveillance Unit at Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge - Victor Lamberto, Activist of SlowFood Alentejo.
  • 15h45 Capital Natural Keynote
    Speaker: Børge Søraas, Chairman and Partner at Ecunor Aqua AS.
  • 16h10 Capital Natural Roundtable - Seeds of Sustainability: How Agricultural Heritage Shapes Regional Development
    Round Table Members: - Miguel Poiares Maduro, Dean at Católica Global School of Law (Moderator); - Ana Soeiro - Founder of PTPT.pt; - Armindo Jacinto, Mayor of Municipality of Idanha-a-Nova; - Livia Madureira, Assistant Professor at University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro; Researcher at the CETRAD (Centro de Estudos Transdisciplinares para o Desenvolvimento); - Artur Gregório, Minha Terra - Federação Portuguesa De Associações De Desenvolvimento Local.
  • 17h00 Coffee Break & Poster Session
  • 17h30 i-Dare - Presentation of groups and challenges
  • 18h15 i-Dare - Group work
  • 19h00 iDare - Pitching
  • 19h45 Prize giving - iDare and Biolog
  • 20h45 "Flavors of Idanha" Dinner
  • 23h00 Travel to accommodations

November 6th

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