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7 09, 2017

Learning Histories Are a Valuable Tool for Teaching About Innovation Support

By |2017-09-07T09:16:34+01:00September 7th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Learning History method is a useful tool for describing processes of change. If selected AgriSpin narratives were to be upgraded to Learning Histories, they could be used for training as well as teaching purposes. Innovation processes do not fit into common project reports with objectives, deliverables and tick boxes for checking whether the [...]

6 09, 2017

A Training Toolkit on Innovation for Advisors Is Important

By |2017-09-06T09:21:36+01:00September 6th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Advisors must understand the innovation process to be able to stimulate it properly. In other words, they need to know the different stages of the innovation process as well as relevant non-technical success factors. Therefore, their training is key. Advisors as well as other professionals, such as leaders of operational groups in EIP (the [...]

5 09, 2017

Funding Possibilities Exist Today Within the Rural Development Policy

By |2017-09-05T07:56:59+01:00September 5th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The financial instruments of the European Rural Development policy can to a large extent be shaped in a way that is consistent with the seven phases of the AgriSpin innovation spiral. Thus, funding for innovation can be found in the current regulation. As established by AgriSpin, innovation in agriculture is a non-linear, iterative process [...]

4 09, 2017

AgriSpin Would Like to Share Its Experiences

By |2017-09-04T14:09:44+01:00September 4th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The AgriSpin consortium ends with the termination of the project and AgriSpin as such will not be a partner offering services to others. However, the partners are very much available for sharing their experiences with the Cross Visit methodology. The AgriSpin partners are ready to share the experiences gained in the project. It taught [...]

1 09, 2017

How to Create a Community Conducive to Innovation

By |2017-09-01T08:19:10+01:00September 1st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A supportive environment does matter when it comes to stimulating innovation. This has been amply demonstrated by the findings of AgriSpin: Structural measures lower the threshold so that actors can do what is needed to support the innovation process. AgriSpin shows that when support agencies use methods, approaches and also language to reflect on [...]

30 08, 2017

AgriSpin Also Has Focus on Organic and Agroecological Agriculture

By |2017-08-30T09:52:51+01:00August 30th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The cases of the AgriSpin project cover many different aspects of European agriculture. Ranging from a feed wall in Finland to social inclusion in Italy, a total of nine innovation cases have an organic and agroecological focus. A compilation of cases with an organic and agroecological focus explored throughout the Cross Visits brings the [...]

21 08, 2017

AgriSpin Offers “Lessons Learned” For Actors In Innovation Processes

By |2017-08-21T11:17:02+01:00August 21st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

AgriSpin has real-life pointers for actors who support innovation, such as advisors, innovation support service providers, public authorities, and researchers. In 25 recommendations, AgriSpin advises them on the important role they play in an innovation process. The recommendations of AgriSpin are primarily based on experiences from the 13 Cross Visits during which multi-actor teams [...]

15 08, 2017

Innovation Practices Inspire to More and Better Innovation

By |2017-08-15T15:25:51+01:00August 15th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Everyday practices of innovation give farmers invaluable inspiration which may be applied to their own innovation efforts. With 18 examples of innovation, AgriSpin provides the innovator and his actors with inspiration from European agriculture. Innovation cases are all different and even though the seven stages of the Spiral of Innovations are applicable to all [...]

11 08, 2017

The Spiral of Innovations Points Out What An Innovation Is All About

By |2017-08-11T08:12:30+01:00August 11th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Spiral of Innovations is not a planning tool. Instead, it helps to identify what is at stake at a certain point during the innovation process. As it turns out, too little attention is often given to the early stages of the innovation process. Questions such as what needs to be done, who should be connected [...]

2 08, 2017

AgriSpin Is Paving the Way for More Innovation in European Agriculture

By |2017-08-03T08:18:55+01:00August 2nd, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Forty engaged participants learned about AgriSpin and its results at the End Conference held on July 3rd in the picturesque city of Chania in Crete. During a whole day of presentations and discussions, the AgriSpin method of creating space for innovation in agriculture took center stage. Before introducing the method for creating space for innovation, [...]