International Scientific Conference “Sustainable fruit and berry cultivation

On behalf of the Polli Horticultural Research Centre, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the International Scientific Conference on “Sustainable fruit and berry cultivation” during November 19, 2021 held online at Polli Horticultural Research Centre of Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia. With the conference we mark the 75 years from the beginning of pomological research and 100 years of horticultural education in Polli.   The conference program comprise plenary and poster sessions in the following areas:  ·         Fruit and berry breeding and genetic resources  · ...

Challenge Labs 19-21.11.2021

Challenge Labs are designed to tackle the big problems facing the food sector by bringing together diverse groups of people and using innovations tools and methodologies. We hope that Challenge Labs will spark co-founder relationships, lead to the creation of new businesses and build links between industry, academia and startups. The primary aim of Challenge Lab is to find innovative solutions to big, tangible problems faced by the food sector. Please find more information and challenges here: Event is in English.

Garage48 Food 2021, 22-24 October

Garage48 Food - greener food for a greener planet. In co-organisation with Garage48, Estonian University of Life Sciences and Estonian Research Council, and partnership with Polli Horticultural Research Centre, TFTAK, TalTech, Ministry of Rural Affairs, and BioCC, a first in its kind hackathon of food technology will take place 22-24 October 2021 in Estonia, to find solutions to different challenges in the food industry.  More information:

VALORTECH ERA Chair SUMMER SCHOOL, 28-30 of September 2021

Summer School 2021 The course includes lecture sessions provided by experts, laboratory-based course / hands-on training, and individual/group post-work assignments, presentations, visits to local farms and food industries. More information: