Agenda

2018 Summit Agenda

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 Research

Professor Achim Dobermann, Director and Chief Executive, Rothamsted Research, UK

09.00 - 09.45

Keynote address

Driving forward innovation in Agri-food

09.45 - 10.15

Debate - Innovation Policy

10.15 - 10.30

Refreshments and networking

10.30 -13.00

Workshops part one

In 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.

13.00-14.00

Lunch and networking

14.00-16.30

Workshops part two

Discussions in workshop groups continue, with emerging solutions being identified

16.30-17.00

Show and tell

Summary of workshop discussions given to summit

17.00 - 18.30

Networking drinks reception


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