The city of Chania, Greece, hosted in November 9-10, 2017, the kick-off meeting of the INNOVAGRO project, organized by the Chania Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Representatives of the project partners from Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Albania and Serbia, gathered together to this project launching event, and laid the foundations for the project aimed developments, along with plans for the activities and events to follow.

INNOVAGRO aims at developing links and synergies between farmers, agro-food enterprises, research institutes and public authorities, in order to promote agro-food products’ extroversion, develop agro-food companies’ internalization, and promote environmentally – friendly farming practices. To this end, the project partners will work towards the development of a Transnational Cooperation Network in agro-food & tourism sector, and a Virtual Transnational Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (VIBIEC), offering support through e-incubators, e-business network platform, and other self-assessment tools. Main beneficiaries of the project developments and results will be SMEs in the agro-food & tourism sector, farmers, business support organizations, R&D institutes, and regional & local authorities.

During the meeting, a press conference was delivered to local media, to disseminate information about the project and its pursued aims. To access the original press release of the press conference, press HERE; to download a copy of the release, press HERE (choose Press Release 1).