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Newsletter 5, January 2014 by the EIP-AGRI Service Point
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Wishing you a spectacular and innovative 2014!

 
The whole of the EIP-AGRI Service Point wishes you a very happy and fruitful 2014. In the coming months, we will organise several workshops and Focus Groups and we will see the launch of the dedicated EIP-network website. In the meantime, we invite you to get involved by joining the EIP-AGRI LinkedIn page and check out the EIP-AGRI group on Horizon 2020. Of course you can follow us also via Twitter @EIPAGRI_SP. 

 

Research Workshop in Brussels


Yesterday, DG AGRI organised a workshop "Connecting Research and Practice – Opportunities for Innovation in Agriculture and Rural Areas under Horizon 2020". The event provided more information about on the calls for multi-actor projects and thematic networks under Horizon 2020 as well as guidance on how to set up project proposals. You can find the summary here
 
As of tomorrow, all the powerpoint presentations will be available on our website. All background information, speeches and video recording on the workshop will be published on our website by January 22.

Stakeholder Workshops on Operational Groups
 


What is an Operational Group? How can I create one? How do I get funding? As project funding is coming on tap for EIP operational groups, we will organise a series of stakeholder workshops in the Member States. The events will deal with the question of how to set up Operational Groups and will provide the participants with ample opportunity to network with potential project partners. The first workshop will take place in February and another four will follow in the coming months. More information will be available on the EIP events page by the end of January.

Best Practice

Romanian innovation turns waste into money

 

As a researcher in wine chemistry and wine microbiology, Simona Bisboaca from Oradea (Romania) observed that during the wine-making process, very often the grape seeds, skins and pulp remains were left unused by the local wine-makers. As there were no available solutions for putting these natural residues to use in some way, they were regarded as waste. Ms Bisboaca identified that this so-called waste possessed a significant potential for reuse. As she has always had an interest in the medical benefits of wine anti-oxidants, she came up with the idea of developing a pharmaceutical product rich in anti-oxidants. Read more here.
 

Join the database of independent experts for European research and innovation.

 
The European Commission is inviting people inside and outside the scientific community to join the list of evaluators for projects under Horizon 2020. The Commission is looking to expand its database with evaluators having experience in multi-actor projects where scientific and practical knowledge are combined. More information about requirements and how to join here.

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The EIP-AGRI Service Point is based in Brussels. You can reach us from Monday to Friday from 9:00 – 17:00. By phone +32 2 543 73 48 or email servicepoint@eip-agri.eu

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