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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 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.

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

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1. Fernando VI 17-1┬║ Izda, 28004 Madrid
2. Parque Tecnol├│gico de Bizkaia, Lekandene, Laida Bidea 214, 48170 Zamudio (Bizkaia)

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News

30 innovative ideas to fight water scarcity News

30 innovative ideas to fight water scarcity

06 Jul 2020 The EIT project Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe is bringing together 30 start-ups from all over Europe to provide solutions to this issue
 Finalists of the 2020 SeedBed Bilbao announced EIT Food Projects

Finalists of the 2020 SeedBed Bilbao announced

08 Jun 2020 This is the second edition of the Seedbed programme in Spain and this year it includes projects from Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and Israel
EIT Food will reward SMEs and start-ups that work in the value chain of the olive sector in Europe News

EIT Food will reward SMEs and start-ups that work in the value chain of the olive sector in Europe

04 Jun 2020 This European prize, worth 4,000 euros, has been included in the Juan Ramón Guillén Foundation Awards
Applications open for startups coping with Water Scarcity in Southern Europe! News

Applications open for startups coping with Water Scarcity in Southern Europe!

27 May 2020 The initiative seeks to promote 30 businesses that, through technological and social innovations as well as new services, provide tools to face the increasing issue of water access
12 innovative Southern European projects participate in a bootcamp to join the EIT Food incubator and become viable businesses News

12 innovative Southern European projects participate in a bootcamp to join the EIT Food incubator and become viable businesses

18 May 2020 This is the second edition of the Seedbed programme in Spain and this year it includes projects from Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and Israel
Call for expressions of interest to organise and conduct startup events to find innovative solutions for water scarcity EIT Food Projects

Call for expressions of interest to organise and conduct startup events to find innovative solutions for water scarcity

05 May 2020 EIT Food, EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Raw Materials and EIT Manufacturing are looking for three organisations based in Greece, Italy and Spain to organise and conduct three Challenge Labs in 2020 at regional level

Events

16 July 2020

Online Demo Day - Italy

Italy
01 September 2020

CIBUS 2020

Italy
02 September 2020

e-Breakfast with...

Austria
03 November 2020

Ecomondo

Italy