| INVITATION How can Europe anticipate and support rural innovation? RUBIZMO Café talks & virtual visits November 2020 session Meet us every Tuesday at 11:00 AM CET! |
Creating or growing a sustainable business requires interaction, inspiration… and a lot of perspiration! But right now, some of these key ingredients are missing. Its why a European initiative identifying new opportunities for rural economies is launching an extensive program of online “café talks” and virtual visits open to all. RUBIZMO has studied hundreds of high potential business models – and the conditions to make them successful. They are now making more of their insights available for authorities, associations, businesses and entrepreneurs for free to help fuel a green recovery for rural Europe. A first series of quick and easy to access 30-minute “Café sessions” and virtual visits will take place every Tuesday 11-11:30 CET in November 2020 and be repeated in January, February and March 2021. The quick sessions are designed to fit in with even the busiest days; but anyone attending is invited to hang out for a virtual coffee and ask as many questions as they would like. Join the RUBIZMO virtual Academy and network with our experts to discover new business ideas and take rural entrepreneurship to the next level! WHEN: Every Tuesday from 11 to 11:30 AM CET (Brussels) in November 2020, and then January, February and March 2021 WHERE: Online (Zoom)
|PROGRAMME The focus for November will be emerging trends and practices around the theme ‘How can Europe anticipate and support rural innovation?’.Leading experts giving actionable insights from Sweden, Germany and Denmark in the first sessions are: Innovation in rural business development – a framework for success, Per-Anders Langendahl, SLU (3 November) New rural development opportunities: a focus on food and renewable energy, Gerhard Schiefer, ProQuantis (10 November) Business ideas and landscapes: inspiration from Denmark, Karen Hamann, IFAU (17 November) On 24 November a virtual visit to Kristineberg Marine Research and Innovation Centre, Sweden will take place.|
REGISTRATION Participation is free of charge, however, please note that places are limited. Click here to register and save your spot! WHAT IS RUBIZMO?
RUBIZMO is a European initiative working to foster sustainable growth and job creation in rural areas by discovering the vital ingredients for developing entrepreneurship and successful business models in high potential sectors such as food and agriculture, new bio-based value chains and services. Learn more at www.rubizmo.eu This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773621.
Partner meeting in Malaga
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Discussions on rural enterprise – Irish Rural Link, LWL, Dunhill Ecopark, Ballyhoura Development CLG, Teagasc, ICMSA & NWRA.
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IRL, is lead partner in DELSA – Digital Empowerment for Low Skilled Adults. The consortium have developed modules for the online platform.
These modules were discussed at the Partner meeting that took place in Budapest in October. They are being finalised at present with testing and validating of the modules commencing early in the new year.
More information about the project is available on www.digitaldelsa.eu
RUBIZMO partners met in Brussels on the 22nd and 23rd of October for its Mid-Term Progress Meeting. The meeting reviewed the work to date and the next steps.
The first findings of the project were shared at a conference on the 24th October. Over 100 European Stakeholders, from policy makers to representatives of trade associations and cooperatives, working hard to make rural development a reality across Europe attended the event which took place at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels.
As part of the conference an Awards ceremony took place for the most inspiring examples of rural business success among the business cases selected for the project. Awards were presented to one business in each of the three categories of Food, Bio-based value chain and ecosystem services. Dunhill Ecopark in Co. Waterford was nominated in the ecosystem services and came a very close second in the ecosystem services category.
More information about the conference, copies of speakers presentations and videos as well as details of the award winners are available on https://rubizmo.eu/news/view/3c7e7e32-7ef3-4497-8f91-a4a76f77f266
You can follow the project on twitter @RUBIZMO and website https://rubizmo.eu/