The consortium Feeding the Planet will conduct an exploratory mission to the USA during the second week of September 2014 in order to gain an overview of innovation ecosystem within the USA. The main objective will be to establish cluster to cluster partnership, as well as technical collaboration and other business initiatives with an emphasis on food processing, agriculture and green technology segment. In addition, it aims to promote expertise from Wageningen, Montpellier and Milan centers towards United Nations and charities foundations.
The european delegation will explore opportunities in three different locations:
- New York city to promote meta-cluster expertise in agri-agro and environmental segments. - Chicago, to benchmark Illinois's innovation ecosystem and explore potential partnership in food sciences and biotechnology. - Sacramento - Davis, to gain understanding of Food innovation ecosystem and look forward developing cluster to cluster partnership.