The Austrian case study was shared with the participants of the 2021 European Round Table on Sustainable Consumption and Production, which was held in Graz between 8 and 10 September 2021. During the session ‘How will we eat?’, case study leader FH JOANNEUM, represented by Hartmut Derler, gave a presentation entitled ‘Food innovation incubator as a co-creative space for the establishment of intermediate and competitive food value chains’.
Following a goal-defining meeting with regional stakeholders in April, FH JOANNEUM and Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research moderated a workshop to prepare the launch of an incubator programme bringing together fruit and vegetable stakeholders from the Austrian province Styria aimed at developing intermediate value chains in the respective sectors. It is the start of a series of implementation workshops, moderated and hosted by the case study teams.
FAIRCHAIN partner FH JOANNEUM (Sustainable Food Systems research group at the Institute of Applied Production Sciences) hosted a workshop with food stakeholders of the Styrian region to prepare the launch of the future Food Innovation Incubator. The topics discussed included concerns within the Styrian fruit and vegetables sectors; offers that could address these issues and expectations from the Food Innovation Incubator. Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe supports the co-creative methodology.