StartUp Europe Smart Agrifood Summit

  Edition 2021

Edition 2021

  Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Forum

Friday 01 / October / 2021


Agrovoltaic. Photovoltaic and cultivation in the same space

Stage 1

Agrovoltaics is gaining ground in several northern European countries and has just arrived in Spain. It makes it possible to increase the efficiency of available surfaces, with a perfect symbiosis between cultivation and self-production of energy. There are ways to make cultivation and a photovoltaic self-consumption system compatible in the same square metres, allowing us to save on our farm's energy bill, the key in many cases lies in the efficiency of the available space. The evolution of photovoltaic systems, together with higher and lighter structures, allow machinery to work on the surface normally. The future photovoltaic pilot project on super-intensive olive groves in El Valenciano Innovation Hub will be presented.

Moderate: Fernando Olalquiaga. Patent examiner at Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas (OEPM)

  • Manuel Barrera. CEO of Agroener
  • José Luis de las Cuevas. General Director of Ingeniería y Control Remoto (ICR)
  • Fran Gálvez. CMO of Balam Agriculture. Promoter of El Valenciano Rural Innovation Hub
  • Antonio García. Director of Zona Sur Power Electronics
  • Juan Antonio Vila Herrero. Sales Department at Master Battery

European Aid and Funds for Renewables in the primary sector

Stage 1

The end of September sees the publication of the regional regulations that will regulate the arrival of the first EU Next Generation funds. These funds and the recently published regulations will have a special impact on self-consumption and the energy transition in the primary sector. Specifically, "Incentive Programme 2": Implementation of self-consumption installations, with renewable energy sources, in other productive sectors of the economy, with or without storage. We will learn first-hand about the keys to these grants and subsidies from leading experts.

Keyspeech: Manuel Alías Cantón. Secretary General of European Funds for Sustainable Rural Development. Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development. Andalusian Regional Government

Moderate: Manuel Barrera. CEO of Agroener

  • Antonio Martín. Head of Irrigation and Infrastructure Service of the General Directorate of Agricultural and Livestock Production of the Department of Agriculture. Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development. Andalusian Regional Government
  • Pedro Montero. Partner Director of Suring
  • Pedro Parias. General secretary at Feragua
  • Javier Ariza. Head of Catchment Area and Technical Project Office of the Andalusian Energy Agency (AAE)

Award Ceremony for the Start-up winner and closing ceremony