Agro-Know at Net Futures 2015

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NetFutures2015_logoNet Futures 2015 is an event organized by the European Commission between 25-26 of March 2015 at Brussels, Belgium. The event aims to maximize the competitiveness of the European technology industry by creating an interconnected community involving companies, organizations and people in:

  • Research & Innovation;
  • Market Validation & Living Lab Research;
  • Business Development, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Strategy;
  • Policy Making

The event is expected to attract more than 700 participants,  both from the public and the private sector, as well as from the European Commission.

Our Project Manager Andreas Drakos will be attending the event and will present the concept of the Organic-AgriWare project, one of the latest EU-funded projects that Agro-Know participates in.… Click to read the full post

The 146th EAAE (European Association of Agricultural Economists) Seminar

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EAAE_logoThe 146th EAAE (European Association of Agricultural Economists) Seminar,  titled “Technology transfer as a driver of innovative entrepreneurship in agriculture and the agri-food industry” will take place between 15 – 16 of July 2015 at Chania, Crete, Greece. This year it is organized by the Agricultural University of Athens and hosted by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh).

The conference focuses on technology transfer enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector and subsequent impact in the supply chain. This may involve either the formal transaction of innovative products and processes or informal exchange of ideas between the aforementioned stakeholders.… Click to read the full post

Crowdfunding: Current Status & Future Perspectives Workshop

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Logo of the Greek National Documentation Center (EKT)On February 16th, 2015, the Greek National Documentation Center (EKT) organized a workshop titled “Crowdfunding: Current status & future perspectives” in the context of the Enterprise Europe Network-Hellas and supported by the European Commission, the European Crowdfunding Stakeholders Forum and the European Crowdfunding Network. We like to attend various events organized by EKT (and we would like to thank them for giving us the opportunity) and we considered this an interesting event, mostly for our new data-powered product (but not only). So we managed to register on time in order to ensure our participation.

The workshop started with a short but interesting presentation of the Enterprise Europe Network Hellas by Georgia Tzenou (EKT, the coordinator of the Network in Greece) and consisted of three sessions:

Session 1: Crowdfunding in EU: Current Status & Good Practices

This session aimed to provide the current status of crowdfunding at a European level, through related networks and initiatives.… Click to read the full post

Book Review: Disciplined Entrepreneurship

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One of the habits I have developed over the years is related to my summer reading! Each summer, before my holidays I select three books, one related to work, one remotely-related and one completely irrelevant. I won’t bore you with the other two, which were The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and Emotional Intelligence but I would like to spend some time letting you know about the work-related one which was Disciplined Entrepreneurship by Bill Aulet.

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Having read quite some other books on startups, I must admit that this book came as a surprise for me. It was definitely worth reading as it explained lots and lots of things that I was struggling with when applying some other methodologies in practice.… Click to read the full post

Agriculture and entrepreneurship: The perspective of an observer

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Some months ago I had the opportunity to be involved in the ENTREDU ICT-PSP project, a project that aims to explore the current status of the entrepreneurship education and to support both the teachers and schools (primary and secondary ones) to develop the pedagogies, concepts and curricula required for entrepreneurship education. Since my involvement was focused on the identification of the state of the art and the available related data sources, I actually managed to identify several of them, including metadata aggregators, digital repositories and websites which provided access to related learning material and useful information. Taking into consideration my agricultural education background, it made sense to me to see how this information and approach could be applied in the agricultural sector.… Click to read the full post