Technology transfer as a driver of innovative entrepreneurship in agriculture and the agri-food industry

15-16 July 2015 | Chania, Crete, Greece | Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania


The conference focuses on technology transfer enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector and subsequent impact in the supply chain. Technology transfer can involve formal transaction of innovative products and processes or informal exchange of ideas between the aforementioned stakeholders.

Of particular interest to the conference are the challenges that stakeholders within the agri-food sector face and the interactions between them; these actors are namely the Government, Universities and public of private Research Institutes, Consumers, and Private Sector (primary producers, input suppliers, food processing firms).

The challenges that these stakeholders face and how they may protect and appropriate benefits from their investments are the overall themes of the conference.

The conference will also examine ways policy makers can cope with these challenges to enhance industry competitiveness and social welfare and device ways to trigger moving from institutional tactical fragmentation to strategic technological integration of the agribusiness value adding.

The conference’s geographical focus is Europe; however experiences from developing or developed countries are welcome to better inform the aforementioned challenges.



Bus transfer will be available ONLY for the conference dinner.
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Final Schedule

Call for Papers

Summer School

Important dates

March 10th, 2015
Deadline submission of extended abstract

March 30th, 2015
Notification of acceptance of abstract

May 15th, 2015
End of early bird registration