Specialized training on sustainable business modelling: bridging science to farmers, industry, and market

Boosting the impact of research activities and making their results exploitable can be a challenge for reseachers, as they may lack competences or resurces to prepare dissemination or exploitation strategies. The challenge could also be harder if the research result is also a business enabler.

The Content of the Course

SOILdarity organises an intensive training course made up of a series of modules in the field of sustainable business modelling in order to bridge the gap between academia and market and provide researchers with a set of basic tools to improve the capacity to disseminate to farmer’s organization, advisors and innovation brokers, as well as to industrial sectors and actors.

The objectives

MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute and one of the research partners in SOILdarity – has set up a programme revolving around the concept of cost/benefit analysis, leading to the creation of business models. The course will:

  • Seek to to provide tools for engaging farmers and related agro-industry organisations and increase the proficiency in agro-economics and sustainable business;
  • fit to Mediterranean specificities as well as water and soil management, and accountability.
  • generate knowledge in key areas (technical, social, financial and political) and will drive forward essential agriculture issues and acceptance of innovative methods.

When & Where

20-21 September 2022

Faculdade de Ciências- Universidade de Lisboa

How to participate

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amventura[at]fc.ul.pt | Ana Maria Ventura (FCUL)


ccruz[at]fc.ul.pt | Prof. Cristina Cruz (FCUL)

Here below you find the theoretical content of the course.

Theoretical content
  • Introduction on the aim of the module (Uri Marchaim, Ori Ben-Herzel, Abdul Mouazen)
  • The Portuguese main goal in agriculture (official from Ministry of Agriculture, Patrick Crehan by Zoom)
  • Working with and for the Farmers (Uri Marchaim)
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship implementation (Ori Ben-Herzel)
  • The possibilities for patent registration (Ori Ben-Herzel)
  • Summary (Uri Marchaim and Ori Ben-Herzel)
  • Develop activities of the “task Forces” (FC.ID/CIÊNCIAS)
Subject20 of March21 March
Introduction (3h)9:30 -12:30
Lunch12:30 – 14:00
Portuguese goals (2 h)14:00 – 16:00
R & D Activities (3 h)16:00 – 19:00
Business development (4 h)9:00 – 13:00
Lunch13:00 – 14:30
Patent registration (4h)14:30 – 18:30

The implementation of the course contributes to fulfil the task 3.3 of the project SOILdarity “Specialized training on sustainable business modelling: bridging science to industry and market”.