On the 26th of January Nextfood met with the “NEWBIE” team to share knowledge and discuss possible synergies. NEWBIE is an EIP-AGRI thematic network on new entrants into farming, with focus on new business models and capacity building for this target group. At the meeting, snapshots of the two projects were presented followed by a discussion on possible collaboration and synergies. Interestingly, the same competences identified as necessary among new entrants in agriculture were similar to the competence profile of the Nextfood inventory of skills. Several touchpoints exist between the two projects, e.g. the development of tools as well new educational modules, which give reason for further collaboration between the two projects. For more information about NEWBIE, please visit their excellent homepage: http://www.newbie-academy.eu.