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The start of an INCREDIBLE new project

Innovation Networks of Cork, Resin and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin (INCREDIBLE) is a 3-year Coordination and Support Action, funded by the European Commission. This project will address the gap between existing research and innovation knowledge on service systems for Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) in the Mediterranean. Stakeholders will share knowledge and collaborate on developing innovative business models and inclusive economic strategies for rural regions.

To achieve this, INCREDIBLE will develop Innovation Networks (iNets) in five significant areas for Mediterranean NWFPs: cork; nuts and berries; resins; mushrooms and truffles; and aromatic and medicinal plants. Each iNet will gather and share best practices related to NWFP production, transformation and trade channels, from both practical and science-based perspectives.

The project Consortium is made up of 12 project partners, alongside EFI, from 8 countries: Belgium, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia. 
 
Partners will meet in person in Barcelona on 28 and 29 November for the project’s Kick-Off meeting. This will be held in conjunction with a Bioeconomy Dialogue, which will bring local stakeholders together with project partners to explore and discuss the key aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship in NWFPs. Keynote speakers will come from business, research and local government backgrounds, with dialogue outcomes providing a stimulating starting point for the INCREdible project meeting.

INCREDIBLE receives funding from the European Commision’s H2020 programme through the RUR-10-2016-2017 call, Thematic Networks compiling knowledge ready for practice.

 

INCREDIBLE Consortium Partners

The institutions involved in INCREDIBLE are:

European Forest Institute (EFI) (coordinator)

Forest Research Centre in the National Institute for Agricultural and Food research and Technology (INIA, Spain)

Union of the Mediterranean Forest (UNAC, Portugal)

ETIFOR, srl, (ETIFOR, Italy)

Croatian Forest Research Institute (CFRI, Croatia)

Forest Science Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC, Spain)

University of Ioannina (UOI, Greece)

National Research Institute of Rural Engineering, Water and Forests (INRGREF, Tunisia)

Service Center and Forestry Promotion and its industry of Castile and Leon (Cesefor, Spain)

Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA, Portugal)

Centre national de la propriété forestière (CNPF, France)

Esset Energy Systems (ESSET, Belgium)

Agenzia forestale regionale per lo sviluppo del territorio e l'ambiente della Sardegna (FoReSTAS, Italy)

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Παρασκευή, Νοέμβριος 10, 2017

ΣΧΕΤΙΚΑ ΜΕ ΤΟ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ

Το πρόγραμμα INCREdible στοχεύει στο να αναδείξει τρόπους με τους οποίους τα Μη Ξυλώδη Δασικά Προϊόντα (ΜΞΔΠ) μπορούν να παίξουν σημαντικό ρόλο στη στήριξη βιώσιμων πρακτικών διαχείρισης των δασικών πόρων, καθώς  και στην ανάπτυξη αγροτικών περιοχών, με τον σχηματισμό δικτύων μέσα από τα οποία μεταδίδονται και ανταλλάσσονται πληροφορίες και εμπειρίες. Το πρόγραμμα "Δίκτυα καινοτομίας για τον Φελλό, το Ρετσίνι και Εδώδιμα προϊόντα της Μεσογειακής Λεκάνης" (INCREdible) προωθεί την διατομεακή συνεργασία και καινοτομία, με σκοπό να αναδείξει την αξία και τη δυναμική των ΜΞΔΠ στην περιοχή.

Funding

‘Το πρόγραμμα Δίκτυα καινοτομίας για τον φελλό, τις ρητίνες και τα εδώδιμα προϊόντα της Μεσογειακής λεκάνης (INCREdible)  χρηματοδοτείται από το πρόγραμμα HORIZON 2020 της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής, στο πλαίσιο συμφωνίας επιχορήγησης Αρ. 774632.

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