AgriFood
Open Day

Powered by Arruda dos Vinhos - 10th of July 2024

Agrifood Open Day

General Attendance

Marking its third consecutive year, the Agrifood Open Day is set to unite stakeholders from the agrifood sector for profound discussions at regional, national, and European levels. The event will center on the pivotal role of innovation, entrepreneurship, and education in shaping the future of agrifood systems.This occasion will be dedicated to fostering knowledge sharing and potential synergies among diverse players in the agrifood industry. Farmers, startups, investors, corporates, SMEs, scientific institutions, as well as government entities, will participate to explore new avenues of collaboration. The ultimate aim is to contribute to a more innovative, sustainable, trusted and resilient agrifood value chain.The Agrifood Open Day is organized by BGI (EIT Food's contact point in Portugal), with the support of EIT Food, the Municipality of Arruda dos Vinhos and from Food4Sustainability.
Agrifood Open Day

Why should you attend this event?

-Get to know the EIT Food ecosystem and the activities for EIT Food Hub in Portugal.

-If you’ve got an idea that will change food systems for the better, EIT Food wants to fund it. Discover more on our event and more specific in EIT Food Impact Funding.

-If you want to discover how may your organization benefit from the Smart Specialization Strategies (RIS3) in Agrifood.

-If you want to know our Portuguese startups ecosystem, discover their own booths.

-If you want to know more what technologies are been developed in soil health, such as in production of biofertilizers, biostimulants, and other organic fertilizers; Leveraging beneficial microbes to enhance soil fertility and plant health; Using microorganisms to detoxify polluted soils and water, restoring environmental health.; Developing microbial solutions to combat pests and diseases, reducing reliance on chemical pesticides.

-Networking with different stakeholders in the agrifood sector.

Call for startups

Are you a visionary entrepreneur leading a Portuguese agrifood startup? Showcase your groundbreaking solutions at Agrifood Open Day 2024.

How to participate?

Secure your spot by completing the application form below. Our team will review your submission and provide further details on booth setup and event logistics.
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Agrifood Open Day

Why Exhibit?

Visibility: Gain exposure to a diverse audience of industry experts, EIT Food representatives, and potential collaborators/investors.

Networking: Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, mentors, and decision-makers who can offer invaluable insights and support for your startup's growth.

Funding Opportunities: Explore funding possibilities within the EIT framework.

Application Deadline: 17 June

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Soil Microbiology Mini-Conference

Call For Abstracts 

Food4Sustainability and BGI are pleased to announce that the call for abstracts for the second Soil Microbiology Mini-Conference in the upcoming AgriFood Open Day is now open!

This second edition is your chance to showcase groundbreaking research and innovative bio-based solutions on the role and impact of soil microbiota in soil health and productivity.
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Submit your abstracts

We invite you to submit abstracts on the following topics: 

-Technologies for bio-based solutions: Innovating in the production of biofertilizers, biostimulants, and other organic fertilisers. 

-Microbial Solutions for Soil Health: Leveraging beneficial microbes to enhance soil fertility and plant health.

-Bioremediation: Using microorganisms to detoxify polluted soils and water, restoring environmental health.

-Biopesticides and Biocontrol Agents: Developing microbial solutions to combat pests and diseases, reducing reliance on chemical pesticides.

Your contributions will play a pivotal role in fostering knowledge exchange and driving positive change for a more sustainable and thriving future in agriculture and food production. Submissions that showcase innovative research, bio-based solutions, or practical applications for policymakers and industry stakeholders are particularly encouraged. 

Submission guidelines:

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Please include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), and contact details with your submission. Submit your abstract by 2 of June. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 7th of June.

Submit your abstract

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