Identify useful research results for the horticultural practice

In the autumn of 2018, the Topsector Horticulture & Propagation Materials wanted to take stock of the results and insights from the recent top sector research which lent themselves to knowledge transfer to SMEs. From more than 350 research reports, Innova Connect identified a limited number of topics and associated research projects that met pre-determined criteria (such as: concrete new results or insights were obtained that horticultural entrepreneurs can apply directly to their own company). The results of this study gave the Topsector an up-to-date overview of the usefulness of the research for SMEs. Moreover, this study gave rise to follow-up activities in which knowledge transfer to SMEs was central.