• Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • 10:00 - 13:30
  • Memo
  • Biobased Industry Room D3 Pav.

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and Italian Technology Cluster Agrifood CL.A.N.

The Food Industry opens up huge opportunities for innovation and growth in the Bioeconomy sector. Indeed, Bioeconomy represents new and innovative ways of designing and producing food, new ways of recycling by-products and components, and new potential relationships among economic actors. The National Agrifood Technology Cluster “CL.A.N.”, a multi-stakeholder network of the key national players of the agrifood chain, from companies to research centres, gave an important contribution on this matter through the drawing up of an Action Plan that identifies the most significant challenges and research priorities for the Food Industry, such as obtaining new foods and/or feed,  re-using of by-products generated by the agrifood processing industries to produce innovative ingredients and/or bioactive compounds for developing health-giving foods with a high nutritional value, managing natural resources sustainability, mitigating and adapting climate changes, creating jobs.

Research activities and policies necessary to cope with food primary production and processing systems in a framework of Bioeconomy opportunities will be discussed in this session, to offer an overview of good practices and viable solutions, to effectively overcome present and future concerns.

Section Chair
Paolo Bonaretti, Vicepresident Technology Cluster CL.A.N.



10.00 Introduction by the Chair

10.10-10.30 Cluster CL.A.N. presentation
Luigi Scordamaglia, President CL.A.N.

10.30-10.50 Speech by Ministry of Education, Universities and Research
Vincenzo Longo, Ministero Istruzione Università e Ricerca, Ufficio VII (tbc)

10.50-11.20 Roadmap for innovation 2020 – 2023: focus on bioeconomy 
Patrizia Brigidi, President Scientific Committee CL.A.N.
Michele Pisante, Board Member CL.A.N.

11.20-11.35 Circular Economy versus food
Andrea Baldoni, Mediocredito Italiano S.p.A.

11.35 – 13.30 Food Industry: bioeconomy success cases from different supply chains:

11.35-12.05: Bioeconomy opportunities in the Meat value chain
Giovanni Sorlini, Head Dept. Quality Assurance, Environment and Sustainable Development Inalca S.p.A.
Davide Calderone, Director of ASSICA - Associazione Industriali delle Carni e dei Salumi

12.05-12.20: Bioeconomy opportunities in the Milk value chain
Vittorio Zambrini, Chief Scientific Officer Granarolo S.p.A.

12.20-12.35: Bioeconomy opportunities in the Wine value chain
Silvia Buzzi, HSE Manager Caviro Extra S.p.A.

12.35- 12.50 Bioeconomy opportunities in the Oil value chain
Andrea Carrassi, Director ASSITOL - Associazione Italiana Industria Olearia

12.50-13.05: Bioeconomy opportunities in the Bakery value chain
Mauro Fontana, CEO Soremartec Italia tbc

13.05 – 13-20 Open Discussion 

13.20 Conclusions by the Chair

Conference held in italian language