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The first TRACK newsletter

This is the first newsletter from TRACK, the joint project of VEGEPOLYS, Agro Transilvania Cluster, Emilia Romagna Regional Agrifood Clust-ER, Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía and Greenport West-Holland.

The main outcomes of TRACK will increase the competitiveness of the agrifood industry on the long term, with SMEs as a main target, by favouring innovation and associated business in different areas, such as useful data for plant production, decision support in production systems. and higher food security.

In this newsletter you can read about the PIC Meeting in June, where TRACK presents itself to a broad, international audience and the presence at the Start-up Day at Fruit Logistica 2019.

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Want to know more about TRACK? Then visit our website: www.trackgrowingdata.eu.

Increasing support for TRACK

Via Greenport West-Holland, one of the TRACK partners, the organizations InnovationQuarter, Greenhouse Horticulture Netherlands and Inholland are also involved in TRACK. InnovationQuarter is the regional investment company of the province of South Holland, Greenhouse Horticulture Netherlands is the Dutch interest group for growers of vegetables, flowers and fruit and Inholland is one of the largest educational institutions in the region.

Start-up Day at Fruit Logistica 2019

Intro: GreenPort West Holland and VEGEPOLYS were present at Fruit & Vegetable International Fair, Fruit Logistica Berlin. A specific day was dedicated to Start-ups. Under the framework of TRACK, both clusters brought some new contacts and innovative solutions.

On February, 8th, in Hall 9 or Fruit Logistica, 20 start-ups from 10 countries were presenting their products and services. A significant proportion of them are involved in big data & traceability in their solutions. If some solutions were more focused on production with platform and decision support, other proposed complete supply chain follow-up. These are the start-up of their activities, and demonstrate the dynamism into this thematic. Obviously, others exhibitors presents their own innovation during the fair. This trend of providing more accurate, fast information to the final consumer is every year much more important.

On www.fruitlogistica.de/en/Exhibitors/Start-UpDay/ you will find a short video of the Start-up Day at Fruit Logistica 2019.

9th Edition or PIC Meeting in The Netherlands

On 12 and 13 June is the ninth edition of the PIC Meeting in the Netherlands. The Plant InterCluster Steering Committee invites all cluster organizations and their members for this meeting.

The PIC Meeting is dedicated to European projects. TRACK will play a major role in this. You can view the program and sign up folowing this link

You can combine your visit to the PIC Meeting with the GreenTech Amsterdam, the international horticultural trade fairs, and the Flower Trials in Westland and Aalsmeer. In addition, there are workshops, excursions and network meetings. The meeting is being organized by Greenport West-Holland. [Click here for more information]

Photo credit: Greentech

Start of Digital Innovation Hubs Agrifood

On March 6th the SmartAgriHubs kick-off Conference took place in Prague. This is the start of a netwerk of 140 Digital Innovation hubs on Agrifood all over Europe. There is a strong connection between the TRACK partners and some Digital Innovation Hubs. Those hubs are: 

  • Vegepolys
  • Transilvania Digital Innovation Hub 
  • Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) Andalucía Agrotech
  • Clust-ER
  • Greenport Horti Campus

SmartAgriHubs is a project of the European Union (Horizon 2020) connecting the dots to unleash the innovation potential for digital transformation of the European agri-food sector.

Read more about the Digital Innovation Hubs Agrifood on the TRACK website.