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Innovations in Agriculture: Scaling Up to Reach Millions


The Scale Up Conference was held September 25-27, 2018, at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. The conference focused on effective approaches to scaling up agricultural technologies and innovations in the developing world.

Goals

Scaled-up agricultural technologies and innovations can be a game-changer in food-insecure countries. This conference sought to address the following questions about scale up:

  • What hinders large scale adoption?
  • What makes things scalable?
  • What driving factors are critical for successful scale up? (e.g., markets, capital, policy, behavioral changes)
  • How can multi-stakeholder partnerships and initiatives facilitate success?
  • What has worked, what hasn’t, and why?
  • Who can I connect with at the conference to enhance scale up efforts?

Intent

This conference was intended for multiple audiences in the research to impact continuum.

  • Researchers: Increase the potential for successful commercialization of research efforts by better understanding scale up requirements and partner needs
  • Implementing organizations: Gain insight to working with donors, governments and industries for scaling up innovations toward sustainable agriculture
  • Business community: Understand the role and needs of both large agriculture companies and local businesses in scaling up. Develop and strengthen partnerships to expand markets
  • Policymakers: Understand how the regulatory framework and enabling environment catalyze or inhibit technology scale up that impacts the agricultural sector
  • Policymakers: Understand how the regulatory framework and enabling environment catalyze or inhibit technology scale up that impacts the agricultural sector

ScaleUp Conference Program

Browse the contents of Scale Up Conference:

Posters
Planning with Scale in Mind
Effectively Engaging and Leveraging Partners
Conference Opening
Market Success & Access to Finance
Lunch Presentations
Laying the Foundations for Successful Scaling and Supporting the Scaling Process
Examples of Successes and Failures; Lessons Learned
Discussion Groups
Assessing Scalability
Applications