SmartAgriHubs Webinar On Governance For Digital Innovation Hubs

In 2020, SmartAgriHubs will be hosting a series of webinars to help our Digital Innovation Hubs grow and mature. Our SmartAgriHubs WP4, in charge of Digital Innovation Hubs, will be collaborating with internal and external guest speakers to bring the most updated information to the SmartAgriHubs community.
To kick-off this series, SmartAgriHubs is holding its first webinar: “Governance for Digital Innovation Hubs” on 21 April, at 14:00-15:00 CET! The webinar aims to help DIHs in the agri-food sector to identify the key elements they need to consider when setting up their operations and governance structure.

Digital Innovation Hubs are a key driving force supporting the digital transformation of the agri-food sector. DIHs offer a one-stop-shop for the farming and (agri) business communities. But how can DIHs organize their operations and how should they involve stakeholders in this process to generate maximum value in the agri-food sector? Who decides on programs and priorities that the DIHs follow? How is governance related to the strategic direction of the hub and policies in the region?; When should DIHs take these decisions and which partner(s) in the DIH should define the DIH structure?

Govert Gijsbers will address all these topics. Dr. Govert Gijsbers specializes in research and innovation policy, with a focus on foresight, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment, applied in projects to specific sectors and technologies. Govert joined TNO in 2004 and is presently working as senior researcher and advisor at the TNO Strategy and Policy Group. Join him and ask your questions!

When: 21 April, 14:00-15:00

Where: Online. Join the webinar via this link:

You can also register via EventBrite.

If you have a question about the webinar, you can send Work Package 4 an email at:

Best regards and see you soon,
The SmartAgriHubs Communication Team

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