Deliverable 2.4 relates to Deliverables 2.1 (Compilation of co-developed ready-to-implement innovative knowledge) and D2.2 (Web-based knowledge platform with associated long-term sustainability).
D4.3 presents the knowledge transfer activities to targeted stakeholders that INCREDIBLE partners performed over the duration of the project. It lists articles in sectorial and practitioners’ magazines and journals as well as articles targeted at broader audiences (e.g,. blogs or web-stories) published at both national and international level. The dissemination items are subdivided per thematic iNets (Aromatic and medicinal plants; Cork; Mushrooms and truffles; Resins; Wild nuts and berries), and inter-iNets activities. This deliverable details how key project outcomes, process, and lessons learned from the iterative multi-actor processes have been disseminated to target audiences outside the project, as to increase the project impact and outreach.
The deliverable, produced by Etifor, aims to summarize main contents and inputs emerged during the cross-cutting Seminar (CCS), held in Borgo Val di Taro (Italy) at the beginning of May 2019. In the context of INCREDIBLE project, each CCS aims to create cross-sectorial partnerships and supporting NWFP actors and practitioners in the development of innovative solutions for NWFP management.
This document aims to present innovative examples of open innovation platforms and approaches for NWFP that are currently available at the international level. In the first part of this document, the concept of “open innovation” will be analysed in detail, and it will be pointed out that adoption of an open innovation strategy is now recognized as being fundamental to innovating and reformulating company business models.
The five innovation Networks (iNet) created in the INCREdible project have four main purposes:
Deliverables 2.1 Compilation of co-developed ready-to-implement innovative knowledge aims at collecting relevant information on NWFPs innovations (research, success stories, best practices, databases, technical reports, policies, etc.). These pieces of information take the form of fact sheets and have been collected either from primary INCREDIBLE data, stemming from the collective knowledge of the consortium and screening of existing repositories, or from Secondary data from available and relevant scientific and grey literature. Moreover, in order to capture new ideas, but also to mobilize the broader community and to contribute to a mind-set change in relation to science-practice interaction, a Knowledge contest has been organized, awarding the best Research-into-Action summary from researchers and practitioners.
INCREDIBLE aims to address the existing research and innovation knowledge divide in Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) across the Mediterranean basin. To this extent, the project has initiated a series of innovation networks (iNets), that gather best practices and ready to use knowledge (both practical and science-based) related to NWFP conservation, collection, production, transformation and trade channels. By collecting, sharing, and transferring these practices and knowledge in and across the iNets, the iNets work towards their objective of strengthening the NWFP value chains.