The International Projects Office of the University of Jaén (UJA) set up the OLEA Initiative to encourage researchers, SMEs, public administrations, universities and research institutions to work together on R&I project proposals on the olive sector. The project started with the OLEA R&I Project Info & Networking Event in Brussels on 29 June 2017. It was implemented in collaboration with the UJA Centre for Advanced Studies on Olive Groves and Olive Oils.
Following the success of the first meeting, the UJA held a second meeting, the OLEA R&I Project Development Day, for over 100 people on 25 January 2018. The International Olive Council endorsed the initiative and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UJA on 13 January 2020.
UJA is organising a third OLEA International Project Networking Event. It will be divided into two parts, including an online session so that people can take part despite the pandemic:
- Session 1 (26-28 May 2020): online (agenda/registration form below)
- Session 2 (Date to be confirmed): at UJA (Spain)
The registration form is available at the following link: https://www.ujaen.es/servicios/ofipi/olea-initiative