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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 many 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 manufacture 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.

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

Upcoming Events

Webinar: “Structure of a Proposal for EIT Food”

Webinar: “Structure of a Proposal for EIT Food”

EIT Food South organises a refresher webinar for their partners about how to prepare strong business-case proposals for EIT Food.

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EIT Food at Seeds&Chips

EIT Food at Seeds&Chips

The Global Food Innovation Summit is the top Food Innovation event worldwide. The Summit is an open platform where anyone is welcome to contribute content and share ideas, it’s a place to discover and be discovered, to listen and to be heard, to reimagine the food system through innovation. Since 2015, Seeds&Chips has brought the world’s brightest minds in food and agtech and the next generation of innovators to Milano for an annual gathering that features speakers, conference sessions, an exhibition hall, interactive events and much more.

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EIT Food Partner assembly and Central Regional Matchmaking

EIT Food Partner assembly and Central Regional Matchmaking

EIT Food matchmaking events are EIT Food stakeholder focused events to pitch and discuss potential projects before next call for proposals.

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