Intellectual output 2

Intellectual output 2

The objective of IO2  is to improve & embed competencies, approaches, for Innovation Support Services (ISS) as a crucial AKIS actor, to enable them to accelerate individual grassroots innovative ideas to come to fruition & to generate solutions for the transition process to more sustainable Agrifood sector.

The SFIB initiative aims to (1) empower ISS & all AKIS actors, through capacity building & provision of effective methods & supportive tools, to discover innovative ideas & enable uptake in a co-creative way thereby fostering AKIS ecosystem building to support the transition to a  sustainable Agrifood sector (2) provide support for new actors in AKIS processes to better facilitate co-creation approaches involving farming sector and DIH. The IO2 achieves these goals by (1) setting up an EU wide network for ISSs that allows to connect, develop common understanding, vision & capacities about their roles & functions within the AKIS. This ultimately leads to the development of an ecosystem in favour of Multi-Actor Approaches (MAA) & innovative projects; (2)

building upon and giving continuity to other previous initiatives to focus on ISSs & broaden the networks; (3) systematizing data on ISS and DIHs for the farming sector in a unique virtual location to support best practice; (4) providing a step-change in the provision of support & training for key actors in MAA & ISS across Europe.

The IO2 full deliverable is available here.