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Open Innovation Challenge: prizes on offer for solutions to support Mediterranean NWFPs

Do you have an interesting solution or business idea to solve a technological, social or environmental challenge for non-wood forest products (NWFPs) in the Mediterranean? The INCREDIBLE project has just launched the Open Innovation Challenge (OIC) which will select the five most innovative ideas with the potential to increase the environmental, economic or social value of Mediterranean NWFPs.

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INCREDIBLE consortium calls for a common label for European resin

Territorial contracts and common labelling were key ideas arising out of the INCREDIBLE Interregional Workshop on “Resin extraction as a building block of sustainable forest multifunctionality”. 

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Regulation required for Mediterranean mushrooms and truffles

What are the rules on collecting wild mushrooms and truffles in Europe? Representatives from Croatia, France, Greece, Italy and Spain compared notes on taxation and regulation from each of their countries and the message was resounding. With little or no supportive regulation in place, small businesses cannot thrive and even organised sale is deterred, giving rise to a black market or collection for personal use only. Realistic fiscal and labour regulation, as well as traceability legislation is urgently needed, for each country and at European scale.

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Advisory Board joins INCREDIBLE for its second General Assembly

In early December, the Italian city of Padova hosted the second General Assembly of the INCREDIBLE project with a two-day meeting to take the pulse of the development of the first year of this initiative.

In addition to analysing the work carried out so far, consortium partners met the Advisory Board, who will advise the experts working on this H2020 project. The composition of the Board is as follows:

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Partners of INCREDIBLE project, ready to meet again in their second General Assembly

The partners of INCREDIBLE Project are meeting in Padua (Italy) next 3th and 4th December for their second General Assembly, in which they will take the pulse of the development of the first year of this project. For two days, the work carried out so far will be analysed through round tables, dynamic sessions and meetings of the working groups in charge of the tasks of this H2020 project, which includes 13 partners from eight different countries.

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Catalonia hosts a 'Science to Practice' event focused on mushroom hunting regulation in Spain

A new Science to Practice event of Mushrooms & Truffles will be held on 19th November in Solsona (Lleida) at the headquarters of the Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC), organiser of the meeting. It is aimed at forest owners, managers, forest policy makers and also students, who will have the opportunity to know about different examples of mushroom hunting regulation in Spain, aiming to discuss their legal framework as well as the opportunities derived with their application.

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Sharing knowledge from lab to field, from science to practice

The H2020 INCREDIBLE project continues its work to foster the spread and exchange of knowledge related to non-wood forest products (NWFP) in the Mediterranean basin through five “Science to Practice” events that have been held in different partner countries. The events are organised as a one-day meeting to present some of the most recent lines of research and field experience supporting innovations in NWFP sectors.

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Sardinia will host the first 'Science to Practice' event of INCREDIBLE project

All cork Sardinian stakeholders have an appointment next 26th September, in Alghero (Sardinia, Italy)  to participate in the first 'Science to Practice' event of INCREDIBLE project. This meeting will be held coinciding with the EFI's 2018 Annual Conference which is also held this year in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy.

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The Cork iNet Scoping Seminar identifies the priorities of the sector in the Mediterranean basin

The Cork iNet Scoping Seminar was held in the city of Olbia in Sardinia (Italy) at Grand Hotel President (July 11, for the meeting) and in Bono (July 12, for the field trip).

As in previous Scoping Seminars, this one was useful to focus on first priority themes and knowledge gaps for this iNet identified by participants, who included forest owners, forest owners, cork industry, research and development, wine industry, national and regional governments and chamber of commerce.

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The Cork iNet Scoping Seminar will be held in Sardinia, Italy on July 11-12, 2018

Cork is synonymous of many things: incredible raw material, bioeconomy, circular economy, rural economy, agroforestry, ecosystem services, etc. Despite all the success factors there are also many threats and challenges that must be tackled.

The iNet Cork Scoping Seminar is an opportunity for cork sector stakeholders to join and participate in the design of the iNet Cork, which will be consolidated through collaborative work over the next three years and beyond.

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The INCREDIBLE project aims to show how Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) can play an important role in supporting sustainable forest management and rural development, by creating networks to share and exchange knowledge and expertise. ‘Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) promotes cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation to highlight the value and potential of NWFPs in the region.

Funding

Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin’ (INCREDIBLE) project receives funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement Nº 774632

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