Smart Specialisation and the Agri-food System

A European Perspective

  • Kateřina Ciampi Stančová
  • Alessio Cavicchi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Kateřina Ciampi Stančová, Alessio Cavicchi
    Pages 1-24
  3. Kateřina Ciampi Stančová, Alessio Cavicchi
    Pages 25-42
  4. Kateřina Ciampi Stančová, Alessio Cavicchi
    Pages 43-57
  5. Kateřina Ciampi Stančová, Alessio Cavicchi
    Pages 59-78
  6. Kateřina Ciampi Stančová, Alessio Cavicchi
    Pages 79-86
  7. Kateřina Ciampi Stančová, Alessio Cavicchi
    Pages E1-E5
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 87-90

About this book


The book discusses recent innovation and diversification paths in agri-food, specifically the linkages among food research and innovation, production, consumption, gastronomy, and place branding as well as technology. It also focuses on EU policies and instruments in support of R&I activities in agri-food, and explores agri-food domains within the context of smart specialisation.

Katerina Ciampi Stancova is Scientific Officer at the European Commission, DG JRC in Sevilla, Spain. Her research agenda revolves around cross-sectoral topics such as R&I, smart specialisation, innovation in agri-food, collaboration in quadruple helix, mutual learning, transnational and transregional cooperation, as well as social innovation.

Alessio Cavicchi is Associate Professor in Agribusiness at University of Macerata, Italy. His main fields of interest and research are consumer food choice, economics of food quality and safety, and innovation and sustainability in agribusiness and tourism. He has served as an agri-food expert for several DGs of the European Commission, and he is the coordinator of two EU Erasmus+ funded projects: “The Wine Lab” and “FoodBiz.”


Food innovation agri-food production consumption gastronomy technology EU specialisation agri-food domains agri-food sector society sustainable food systems sustainable communities investment farmers' organisations collaboration European Economic and Social Committee of the European Enion Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament Smart Specialisation Platform

Authors and affiliations

  • Kateřina Ciampi Stančová
    • 1
  • Alessio Cavicchi
    • 2
  1. 1.European Commission, JRCSevilleSpain
  2. 2.University of MacerataMacerataItaly

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