The case study focuses on an innovation in the field of disease control in beekeeping – the Ecostop plates. This more than 10-year-old privately funded and research-based innovation is used for treating the most widespread disease among bees – the varroatosis. Main impacts are in the fields of environment protection and sustainable agriculture (including the support of organic beekeeping development) and economic growth and resilience of beekeeping farms. We trace back the innovation pathway, describe the key influencing factors and draw general conclusions for research and innovation in EU agriculture.
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