Thursday 18th January 2018
Building on the inaugural Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum, 2018’s challenge summit will focus on driving forward global Agri-food challenges, and facilitating a focussed debate on innovation policy and practise which help and hinder advancements in Agri-food.
Participation will be by invitation and attendees who have not already been involved are welcome to apply. Places are limited to a maximum of 25 to each challenge workshop, of which there will be a maximum of four.
07.30 – 08:45
Registration and breakfast networking
08.45 - 09.00
Welcome to Rothamsted ResearchProfessor Achim Dobermann, Director and Chief Executive, Rothamsted Research, UK
09.00 - 09.45
Keynote addressDriving forward innovation in Agri-food
09.45 - 10.15
Debate - Innovation Policy
10.15 - 10.30
Refreshments and networking
Workshops part oneIn 3 – 4 workshop groups, participants will be brought up to date on progress made on the pre-competitive challenges, agree and prioritise developments and the direction of travel required. Individual groups will be led by a passionate industry champion and facilitated by an innovation specialist.
Lunch and networking
Workshops part twoDiscussions in workshop groups continue, with emerging solutions being identified
Show and tellSummary of workshop discussions given to summit
17.00 - 18.30
Networking drinks reception