Welcome to the fourth edition of Newsletter series of the INNOGROW project that promotes the adoption of innovation by rural economy SMEs, through sharing practices and experiences between regions and actors relevant to rural economy SMEs competitiveness, and integrating lessons learnt into regional policies and action plans.
During the last period of implementation all activities contributing to the exchange of experience and the communication of project results are progressing significantly. Partners have advanced with the development of an innovative online benchmarking tool to support INNOGROW regions in assessing their performance on improving rural economy SMEs competitiveness. The first study visit to transfer experiences on innovative production policies has been held in Mantua, Italy, with the participation of 30 representatives from Greece, Italy, Latvia, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia. Moreover, partners to the INNOGROW project are planning the next interregional workshop in Budapest, on new business models for rural economy SMEs and the upcoming study visit in the region of Thessaly.
In this newsletter, you will find information about past, current and future project activities, key project results and upcoming events, as well as interesting conclusions drawn from the study visit in Mantua and the regional stakeholder meetings. Through our project website and this periodic newsletter, we will keep you informed about our progress and key outcomes. More precisely, in this newsletter you will find information about:
• Academics' view that rural economy’s potential has been underexploited
• Study visit in Mantua
• Regional stakeholder meetings
• EU funding for promotion of agriculture products
• Upcoming interregional workshop in Budapest
• Upcoming study visit in the region Thessaly
Viewers who are interested to read the 4th INNOGROW newsletter can find it here!