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EWA Italy Pitch day

The closing event of the EWA Programme in Italy will take place on Saturday, 26 November in Bologna. There, the Italian EWA participants will showcase all the hard work they have put in over the previous 6 months.

Mon, February 26, 2024
Scuderia Future Food Living Lab, Piazza Giuseppe Verdi 2 (Bologna)

The closing event of the EWA Programme in Italy will take place at the Scuderia Future Food Living Lab, in Bologna, Italy’s City of Gastronomy. After all the training, mentoring and networking opportunities offered, the Italian Pitch Day has just arrived: the ten 2022 entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to showcase all the work they have done over the last six months. They will present the business ideas they have developed together with the programme's mentors.

The pitching competition will award the two best Italian ideas with a prize of €10.000 and €5.000, respectively.

The 10 Italian participants

  • Annalisa Acconciaiocco - T-EAT-ro: A format to provide support & advice for implementation of lab activities. The activities aim to provide food education, enhancement of nutritional & nutraceutical quality and provide technical support.

  • Cristina Diomede - ZiaCris: Build a network of producers in the area that sell organic products and km0; organize working days at the producers, self-production courses, horticulture, recycling and anti-waste.

  • Elisa Altomonte - Consorzio Sugherete del Golfo: Use local cork as material for food packaging, trying to enhance its natural insulating characteristic.

  • Irene Cavalleri - oleU: Creation of an innovative seasoning that acts as a nutraceutical, useful to prevent and combat cardiovascular, metabolic, neurodegenerative and oncological diseases.

  • Linda Montagna - L'eco della Terra: Grow healthy food with techniques that aim at soil regeneration and nutrient food production. Promote conscious consumption through: sales, consulting, and production of zero waste items.

  • Sarah Khoudja - CUCilento: Reduce the use of plastics in the agro-food sector, contributing to social regeneration and allowing other women to participate in a recycling movement of material for the production of zero waste and upcycling items.

  • Silvia Santato - FilieraBiochar.Net: Pyrolysis and multifunction stove for the recovery of waste biomass and the production of heat and biochar.

  • Susanna Graziano - Mindful Morsel: Sustainable e-commerce of 100% vegetables. Made in Italy, sustainable foods and production workshops.

  • Valentina Pressanto - Fica Secca: Recovering unsold goods from small organic farms to dry them at low temperatures with alternative energy powered tools.

  • Viviana Aiello - Cori miu: Create jams and marmalades that are the combination of traditional Sicilian recipes and innovation improving the nutritional profile and sustainability.

Event agenda

  • 09.00 – 10.00 | Panel “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life“, moderated by Sara Roversi (President & Founder, FFI).
  • 10.00 – 12.30 | EWA Pitching Competition among the 10 entrepreneurs who took part in the project.
  • 12.30 – 13.00 | Award ceremony for the winning entrepreneurs.


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