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Dossier Beyond the city: innovation in agrifood for regional development

By various Departments activities, with EU substained projects and other authorities, UniTo promotes research for innovation, businesses and sustainability in food production, transformation and distribution to benefit:

economia-piemonte

Regional economy

climate-change

World areas subjected to climate changes, population growth and strong carbon footprint

consumer

Consumers

UniTo, with other actors of agri-food system, is part since 2017 – only Italian University – of European Project EIT Food, committed to the last mile of innovation for businesses of the whole chain of valor and food system: from production to consumer, to food quality and safety, and to animal and human health protection.

EIT Food challenges – and those where University of Torino can be a valid support – are:

Together with UniTo, EIT Food follow these logics:

High degree of integration

independence, to gather world-class partners from across the knowledge triangle based on a contractual relationship/partnership with the EIT

Long-term strategic approach

a minimum of 7 years to eventually become sustainable

Autonomy and flexibility

to determine organisational structure and activities governed by a Board of KIC partner organisations

Effective governance

run by a CEO and a lean management team at central and Co-location Centre level all implementing the Principles of Good Governance