First steps for Galician Digital Innovation Hub in agrifood sector

Gradiant and Campus Terra – USC organized a workshop for Galician Digital Innovation Hub for agrifood sector

This workshop will allow to create the report to show current situation and settle the basis for the strategy of digitization of the Galician agrifood sector

Gradiant and Campus Terra – USC organized a workshop for the Galician Digital Innovation Hub in Silleda, within the framework of the International Fair of Galicia ABANCA Silleda, coinciding with the Fair CIMAG Gandagro 2017, a great farming forum in Galicia.

The opening was given by Luis Pérez Freire, Gradiant’s Executive Director; and Javier Bueno, Vice Chancellor of Coordination of USC in Lugo Campus; presented by the Director of the Fundación Semana Verde de Galicia, Ricardo Duran.


There were three main goals during the day: collect the contributions and interests of the different agents and actors within the ecosystem, in order to develop a strategy to ensure sustainability by improving the competitiveness of the sector in Galicia, through digitization; identify and prioritize the needs of the sector in Galicia; and finally, outline the participation of Galicia in the European initiative of the S3 platform agri-food.


True to the philosophy of agile and efficient work that promotes theGalician Digital Innovation Hub, this workshop had a practical nature and required the active participation of more than fifty attendees.

The participants were divided into seven groups independently approached the three practical workshops of the day: Needs of the primary sector, expected role of ICT for the future of the sector, and finally, the barriers and challenges to overcome.

At the end of each workshop, feelings and ideas were collected and put into common in each of the workshops.

From the findings and the contributions of these workshops will generate a document that will set the basis for a digitization strategy in the Galician agrifood sector.

The closing of the working day was in charge of the rector of Scientific and Technological Development of the Lugo campus of USC, Andres Barreiro, and Patricia Argerey, Executive Director of the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN), belonging to the Ministry of Economy, Employment and Industry of Xunta de Galicia (Galician Government).