March 2015

 

Practice-led innovation supported by science and market-driven actors in the laying hen and other livestock sectors

HORIZON 2020 ISIB-02-2014 project, Grant no. 652638

 

News

March 2015: project kick off meeting successful

 

The kick off meeting of the Hennovation project took place on the 9th March 2015. 15 researchers involved in the project from 5 EU countries gathered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The meeting was a good opportunity for all partners to meet face to face and reach common ground on project tasks and deliverables. Professor David Main, the project coordinator from the University of Bristol presented a project overview and all partners presented their work packages and the activities for the first 9 months. Project organizational aspects were also discussed.

 

A major point for discussion was the mobilisation of the innovation networks actors. The project will work with existing or establish new networks that proactively search for and utilize new ideas to make their business more efficient and sustainable. These networks are led by producers or transporters and hen processors interacting with veterinary surgeons, farm advisors and scientific researchers, consumers and those certifying egg production.

 

It was acknowledged that there is a large variation between countries specifically related to catching and transport practices related with end of lay hens. The project is aiming to work with 12-15 innovation networks over the course of the project. The meeting was a good opportunity for all partners to meet face to face and reach common ground on project tasks and deliverables. Professor David Main, the project coordinator from the University of Bristol presented a project overview and all partners presented their work packages and the activities for the first 9 months. Project organizational aspects were also discussed