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ERIAFF Conference 2014 Seinäjoki, Finland Luciano Concezzi 3A-Parco Umbria Technology Park, Italy "3A-PTA’s experience in the management of projects funded by Misure 124 –RDP UMBRIA 2007/2013 “Cooperation for development of new products, process and technologies in forestry and agro food sector”

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  • ERIAFF 2014 3APTAs Experience in the management of projects funded by Measure 124 RDP Umbria 2007-2013 Cooperation for development of new products, process and technologies in Agriculture Food and Forestry Dr. Luciano Concezzi, Ph.D. Head of Innovation and Research Dept 3A-Parco tecnologico Agroalimentare dellUmbria
  • Contents 1) Who we are 2) Measure 124 - Cooperation for development of new products, processes and technologies in Agriculture Food and Forestry RDP 2007-2013 3) Case studies 4) Conclusions
  • Who we are 3A Umbria Agro-food Technology Park (3APTA) www.parco3a.org Total area: 4.800 square meters. offices: 900 square meters laboratories: 1.400 square meters greenhouses: 1.000 square meters 3 operative companies 50 employees 12 consultants
  • Company profile The 3A-PTA is a no profit company founded in 1989 by Umbria Region with the aim of creating an instrument to provide highly qualified services and innovation to regional companies in the agro-food sector. The Company Statute reads: The purpose of the company is - to promote and realize projects, research programs, scientific and hi-tech experimentation in collaboration with national and international Scientific institutions; - to certify products, services and systems in the agro food sector. Today 3A-PTA is a company under the control of Umbria Region 3A-PTA conducts three main activities:
  • Three Departments - Innovation & Research - Certification - International projects
  • Innovation & Research Dept Activities: 1) promote innovation and technology transfer, creating a permanent link between research centers and regional agro-food SME. 2) find partners and funds in order to carry out innovation, technology transfer and research projects. 3) manage the regional agro-meteorological Network www.agrometeounmbria.it 4) carry out research activity regarding biodiversity conservation, plant tissue culture, agronomy
  • Umbria the green heart of Italy Umbria Italy Total Agricultural Area: 536.676 ha (3,1 %) 17.081.099 ha Utilized Agricultural Area: 326.877 ha (2,5 %) 12.856.048 ha N. of farms: 36.244 (2,2%) 1.620.884 Average Farm size: 9,2 ha The surface is 845.600 ha Farms with UAA from 1 to 5 ha: 42,3% Farms with UAA from 5 to 10 ha: 14,6% Farms with UAA from 10 to 20 ha: 9,3% Farms with UAA from 20 to 50 ha: 6%
  • MEASURE 1.2.4 - Umbria RDP 2007-2013 Cooperation for development of new products, processes and technologies in Agriculture Food and Forestry 4 Calls: 2009 2012 2013 2014 (in evaluation) Funds: 19 Millions Main Objective of the Measure: - strengthen relationships between firms in the primary sector, processing industry, marketing and research centers in order to introduce innovation in agriculture, food and forestry
  • MEASURE 1.2.4 - Umbria RDP 2007-2013 Cooperation for development of new products, processes and technologies in Agriculture Food and Forestry Objectives of the Measure: - develop competitiveness of agriculture, food and forestry sectors through innovation; - improve quality standards of the products through the introduction of process innovation; - create new products and services; - improve the labor productivity through the introduction of organizational innovation. - improve the environmental sustainability of enterprises
  • MEASURE 1.2.4 - Umbria RDP 2007-2013 Cooperation for development of new products, processes and technologies in Agriculture Food and Forestry Minimum partnership: - 2 companies of which at least one of the agriculture, food and forestry sector - 3A-Umbria Agro-food technology park - Public and private Research Centers Project financed: 100 projects funded at 70% of eligible expenditure Partnership management: The lead partner manages the technical and administrative coordination of the project (activities and accounting) and all the contacts with local authority (Umbria Region)
  • MEASURE 1.2.4 - Umbria RDP 2007-2013 Cooperation for development of new products, processes and technologies in Agriculture Food and Forestry Methodology: - Cooperation between agricultural and food enterprises and public and private research centers. - Technology Transfer & experimentation in the companies Project activities: - development of prototypes, - field trials, - testing new technologies, - development of new products and processes, - development of new systems to improve the organization of the company and then labor productivity -- results dissemination
  • MEASURE 1.2.4 - Umbria RDP 2007-2013 Cooperation for development of new products, processes and technologies in Agriculture Food and Forestry Topics: According to the Call, the projects concern the following topics: 1) innovations for processing/marketing and distribution of products 2) innovations for energy production from renewable sources and energy-saving 3) innovations in the organization and management of the company 4) innovation for management of water resources 5) testing of new products / processes / technologies / working methods 6) innovations for food quality & food safety 7) innovations for improving the environmental sustainability of production processes 8) innovations for the conservation and enhancement of biodiversity 9) innovations for use and valorization of by-products
  • MEASURE 1.2.4 - Umbria RDP 2007-2013 Cooperation for development of new products, processes and technologies in Agriculture Food and Forestry Evaluation Parameters: The projects were evaluated with different score according to the following parameters: 1) Topics 2) Number of Partner 3) Percentage presence in the partnership of farms and food companies 4) Food Chain/sector 5) Realization of Demonstrative activities
  • MEASURE 1.2.4 - Umbria RDP 2007-2013 Cooperation for development of new products, processes and technologies in Agriculture Food and Forestry Data up to date: Projects approved (June 2014): 100 Expenditure committed: 19,000,000 Companies involved: > 600 Research centers involved: > 60 (Private and Public Research centers) Projects where 3A-PTA is leader: 38
  • MEASURE 1.2.4 - Umbria RDP 2007-2013 Cooperation for development of new products, processes and technologies in Agriculture Food and Forestry Data up to date: The projects cover the following productive sectors/food chains - Wine - Olive oil - Livestock - Industrial crops (tobacco, sunflowers, flax, dyeing plants, medicinal plants, etc.) - Cereals - Horticulture - Forestry / biomass - Other
  • MEASURE 1.2.4 - Umbria RDP 2007-2013 Cooperation for development of new products, processes and technologies in Agriculture Food and Forestry Strengths: - After 5 years of work on Measure 124, cooperation between SME and research centers is increasing. - The culture of innovation is increased in the agro-food firms -Small companies had the possibility to develop their innovative idea -Weaknesses: Relevant difficulties in the accounting of the projects
  • MEASURE 1.2.4 - Umbria RDP 2007-2013 Cooperation for development of new products, processes and technologies in Agriculture Food and Forestry 4 Case Studies 1) Umbrian Beers 2) Flax chain for feed and linoleum production 3) Valorization of the pomace for feed use 4) High oleic acid sunflower chain for Biolubricants production
  • Case studies 1) Umbrian Beers Lead partner : La Palma - Farchioni Group Objective: realization of a pilot plant for production of innovative beers Innovation: Beers produced with innovative ingredients such as spelt (triticum spelta), chickling (Lathyrus sativus), and lentils (Lens culinaris) that are typical umbrian productions Partnership: 7 partners - Farms - field trials - production of raw materials: barley , spelt, chickling and lentils production - Research Centers (Beer Research Center University of Perugia , 3APTA) - Chemical laboratory (Analysis s.r.l.) - Disctribution (Coop Italia) Project activities: realization of a small craft brewery ; innovative & unique craft beers produced with cereals and legumes cultivated in Umbria (short chain) with high health properties Results: after the experimentation La Palma realized a brewery at industrial scale; trade mark: Mastri Birrai Umbri Strengths: Production of a beer with innovative ingredients, typical of the region with a high nutritional value (investigation on health properties )
  • Case studies 2) Flax chain for feed and linoleum production Lead partner : 3APTA Objective: - create a regional flax chain for livestock and linoleum production - Improvement of meet and milk sheep quality through the use of feed made from extruded flax seed Innovation: Development of a feed supplement made from extruded flax seed Partnership: 9 partners - Farms (field and livestock trials - production of flax seed) - Research Centers (University of Perugia: Animal Scien