Events bulletin 6
New focus for 2020: business model innovation and emerging technologies
In 2020 we will complete our series of cross-cutting seminars, with two events focussing on key topics that can have a significant impact on the future of non-wood forest products (NWFP) and increase their competitiveness in the markets.

The first, which will take place in February in Barcelona, is a seminar on innovative business models and entrepreneurship, emphasising NWFP as an opportunity for rural economies. A further cross-cutting seminar will be held in Soria in April to address the use of ITC and emerging technologies as a fundamental tool to modernise processes of the entire value chain in each NWFP (from harvesting, to marketing, through all the intermediate steps).

Additionally, INCREDIBLE project will continue with its range of knowledge sharing opportunities over the coming months, such as the Science to Practice event that will take place in February in Sardinia, about knowledge and prevention of the spread of pathogens in Mediterranean oak forests. We hope you will join us!
Innovative businesses and entrepreneurship for non-wood forest products: opportunities for the rural economy
27-28 February, Barcelona (Spain)
The second cross-cutting seminar of INCREDIBLE project will be entirely devoted to NWFP entrepreneurship, engaging participants through stimulating and participatory ways to express business innovation and creativity. Barriers and drivers to innovation will be assessed and experiences in supporting innovation through EAFRD’s Rural Development measures will be shared and transferred.
idiForest: Innovation and emerging technologies
for non-wood forest products
20-22 April, Soria (Spain)
Soria will host our final cross-cutting seminar which aims to boost the competitiveness, sustainability and social impact of non-wood forest products through the use of ICT and emerging technologies.
This workshop on accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship in non-wood forest products, in which special mention will be made of resin harvesting, will focus on emerging technologies that can radically improve productivity, sustainability, supply capacity, profit and social impact.
Prevention and management of Phytopthora spp. in Mediterranean oaks
19 February, Oristano (Sardinia, Italy)
This meeting is a new Science to Practice event that will be dedicated to the knowledge and prevention of the spread of pathogens related to the genus Phytopthora in Mediterranean oak forests, with particular reference to the cork oaks and holm oaks of Sardinia.
In case you missed it: Our INCREDIBLE Knowledge Repository is now online
The INCREDIBLE project has just launched the open access Knowledge repository for Non-Wood Forest Products! Pose your question and let the Knowledge Repository for Non-Wood Forest Products provide the answer! The repository is a collection of knowledge provided by experts and practitioners across the Mediterranean. 
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.
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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