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Welcome

Italy is leading the global market for pasta, has one of the largest GDP values in the EU and is one of EIT Food’s RIS countries

The Food System at the Heart of its Economy

With a great number of regional smart specialization strategies related to the food sector, Italy is becoming one of the European leaders in the agricultural production and processing industry. This together with their high-quality raw materials and their specialization in the manufacturing and export of food processing machinery, such as tractors, makes Italy a key EIT Food member.

Room for Improvement

Due to their geographical diversification, with an industrial north and a less-developed agricultural south, encouraging synergies between these two poles could led to the creation of an even stronger food sector with high rates of innovation and technological progress.

Moreover, Italy is one of the leading countries in the world in the publication of articles on agrifood subjects, which implies a meaningful research potential that can be fostered through EIT education activities.

Italy

Worldwide there are more than 600 varieties of pasta: different sizes of spaghetti, stuffed ravioli, penne or tubes, essential ingredient of the Mediterranean Diet.

Contact Us

CLC South
CLC South
1. Fernando VI 17-1º Izda, 28004 Madrid
2. Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Lekandene, Laida Bidea 214, 48170 Zamudio (Bizkaia)

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News

A new packaging produced by lettuce by-products wins the Challenge Lab 2021 News

A new packaging produced by lettuce by-products wins the Challenge Lab 2021

14 Dec 2021 47 participants took part in the 2 days Challenge Lab 2021 to find innovative and sustainable solutions for the life cycle of lettuce production and consumption
The 2021 Italian Journalism Awards Have Been Announced ! News

The 2021 Italian Journalism Awards Have Been Announced !

25 Nov 2021 Federico Turrisi and Gianluca Atzeni are the 2021 Italian Journalism Awards winners
Over 200 agents attended the II Fundación Juan Ramón Guillén Awards News

Over 200 agents attended the II Fundación Juan Ramón Guillén Awards

25 Nov 2021 Sponsored by EIT Food, Caja Rural de Jaén and Coosur, the II Fundación Juan Ramón Guillén Awards were hosted in Hacienda Guzmán, Sevilla where they delivered prizes valued in 12
Double recap under EIT Food Public Sector Representatives Activity Line News

Double recap under EIT Food Public Sector Representatives Activity Line

24 Nov 2021 This year, on December 1st, will be a double recap under EIT Food PSRAL (Public Sector Representatives Activity Line) - coordinated by Faculty of Management University of Warsaw: EIT Food RIS Government Executive Academy (GEA) and EIT Food RIS Research Infrastructure Network (RIN)
New deadline: Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs News

New deadline: Call for expression of interest to participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs

08 Nov 2021 EIT Food is looking for food companies that would participate in EIT Food RIS Consumer Engagement Labs project to commercialise selected results of Consumer Engagement Labs
EIT Food TeamUp winners announced EIT Food Projects

EIT Food TeamUp winners announced

04 Nov 2021 Meet four innovative agrifood startups that won prizes in the first edition of the Startup Team Builder programme of EIT Food

Blog

Water scarcity in Southern Europe: Food expert insights

Water scarcity in Southern Europe: Food expert insights

26 May 2020 Today a selection of food experts from the cross-KIC initiative Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe share their thoughts with us