19th & 20th October 2016 Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels
This 2-day joint closing conference shared a vision for the future development of the SME food sector in Europe. This vision has emerged from 3 years of regional engagement with SMEs, SME associations and researchers across Europe.
The conference presented outcomes, best practices and recommendations from the TRADEIT and Trafoon projects with a special focus on:
• Vision for the Development of SME Food Sector in Europe
• SME Case Studies: Successes and Impacts of the TRADEIT & Trafoon Projects
• Integrating Entrepreneurial thinking into Food Research Centres
The TRADEIT and Trafoon Networks are composed of key actors in the food sector including, food producers, regional SME networks, food industry associations, enterprise development experts and leading research and innovation centres from across Europe.
SESSION 1: Vision for the Sustainability of the SME Food Sector in Europe
SESSION 2:The Traditional Food Producer: Open to Innovation
SESSION 3: Covering the Research Gap for the Food Sector: SRIA
SESSION 4: Achieving Impact and Making a Difference through
SESSION 5: Taking Tradition Forward: Network Sustainability