AGRIFORVALOR is an ongoing project funded through the Horizion 2020 Research & Innovation Programme with the stated purpose “to close the research and innovation divide by connecting practitioners from agriculture and forestry with research and academia as well as with associations and clusters, bio – industry, policy makers; business support organisations, innovation agencies and technology transfer intermediaries in multi-actor innovation partnership networks in order to valorize and exploit sidestream biomass resources from agriculture and forestry.”The initiative brings together 16 leading organisations from 7 European countries. These partners are actively working to develop a vibrant and robust bio-economy.
A key element of the initiative is to provide tailor made innovation support developed in line with the identified needs of forestry and agriculture. Skillfluence was contracted to develop an on-line learning resource for SMEs and researchers active in the bioeconomy. Skillfluence developed a collection of resources which can be downloaded from the AGRIFORVALOR website covering:
- Strategy & Organisation
- Social Enterprise Development
- Business Planning & Business Models
- Commercialisation & Intellectual Property
- Finance for SMEs
- Sales & Marketing
- Networking Skills
- Negotiation Skills
Each module includes a collection of resources including presentations, worksheets and additional reading. The on-line Academy provides individuals with an introduction to a range of useful concepts and tools for any entrepreneur.