Program

 The forum will consist of different activities/events:

  • Keynote addresses from invited guest speakers,
  • Oral presentations on the basis of selected abstracts,
  • Poster presentations,
  • Presentation of a PhD thesis in 180",
  • Success story telling focusing on gender and/or employability-entrepreneurship (1 at the end of the session). A call for applications will be opened to the CIHEAM Alumni network to choose success stories. Content Form
  • Training session on innovation and entrepreneurship;
  • Plenary sessions to debate the topics covered in the seminar.

All participants will present their work. 

Participants will receive a first quick answer after submitting their abstract so as to facilitate the administrative procedures to obtain visa.

Before end-June, the committee may make two types of decision about selected abstracts:

Recommendation for a full version to be published in the proceedings as well as in a special issue of peer-reviewed journals, and an oral presentation during the seminar,

Publication of the abstract in the proceedings with a poster presentation in the forum or a PhD thesis presentation in 180" during special outdoor sessions.

 

Programme outline

17 September

Arrival-Registration-Welcome dinner

 

18 September

 Morning Introductory session

9h-9h30             Welcome and opening addresses

9h30-10h           Introductory keynote address

                          “Research and Innovation as Tools for Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security “

10h-10h30         Coffee break

 

Morning session (1). Protecting the Planet: Combating Waste

Topics: 

  1. Natural resource management
  2. Food chain
  3. Knowledge

 

Sequence 

  • Introductory address
  • Doctoral research presentations and discussion (3)
  • Success story telling focusing on gender and/or employability-entrepreneurship (1 at the end of the session)

 

Afternoon session (2). Food and Nutrition Security

Topics: 

  1. Sustainable food systems and the Mediterranean diet
  2. Agro-ecology

 

Sequence 

  • Introductory address
  • Doctoral research presentations and discussion (4)
  • Success story telling focusing on gender and/or employability-entrepreneurship (1 at the end of the session)

 

CIHEAM Prize for Best Master Thesis for the year 2017

 

19 September

 Morning Session (3): Inclusive Development

 Topics: 

  1. Coastal community management
  2. Innovative rural development

 

Sequence

  • Introductory address
  • Doctoral research presentations and discussion (4)
  • Success story telling focusing on gender and/or employability-entrepreneurship (1 at the end of the session)

 

 Afternoon session (4): Crisis and Resilience

 Topics:

  1. Climate change
  2. Invasive alien species
  3. Emerging diseases: plant and animal health
  4. Agricultural markets and smart business

 

Sequence

  • Introductory address
  • Doctoral research presentations and discussion (4)
  • Success story telling focusing on gender and/or employability-entrepreneurship (1 at the end of the session)

 

 20 September

 Morning session (5): Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 Introductory addresses/case studies (2) on the topics of Challenges & Opportunities

 Topics:

  • Mediterranean Innovation ecosystem: innovation chain and networking. Mediterranean Innovation Partnership (MIP)
  • Innovation processes: design and development phases of an innovative idea
  • Financial tools to support start-ups and innovators. The Lean business model Canvas.

General discussion and concluding remarks.

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