UNIVERSITY OF TORINO
UNIVERSITY OF TORINO

Profile

The University of Torino (UNITO) is one of the largest Italian Universities, with about 70,000 students, 3,900 employees, and 1,800 post-graduate and post-doctoral research fellows. UniTo manages roughly 500 projects per year both at the national and international level. The long record of participation of UniTo in the EU strategic research agenda results from 115 FP7 funded research projects, among which 33 coordinated projects. Under H2020, 92 projects have been funded so far (2014-2018), among which 23 coordinated projects and 6 Research Infrastructures grants.

Competences & Capabilities

UNITO has a long-standing experience in EIT Food relevant research. UNITO main areas of specialization and technological expertise are:

  • Food safety
  • Diets & behaviors
  • Food engineering for health
  • Food and ingredient traceability
  • Personalized nutrition
  • Precision farming
  • Sustainable crop protection
  • Packaging
  • Organic waste valorization
  • Food biotech for sustainability
  • Food policies
  • Food ethics and the cultural dimension of food systems
  • Food labelling and legal issues
  • Consumer science
  • Agricultural economics
  • Business models and management
  • Marketing of food commodities

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

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Education

Farm to Fork: Sustainable food production in a changing environment

This online course focuses on threats to global food security & consider key challenges which need to be overcome in order to maintain healthy & sustainable food supplies for consumer wellbeing in both the developing and developed world

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Education

Food for Thought: The Relationship Between Food, Gut and Brain

The course will focus on the relationship between food, brain and mind: How does the brain work? How do emotions and thoughts affect our food choices? How do diets and nutritional deficiencies affect our brain? Reward systems and their relationship with food The link between the microbiome and brain Who should join the course This course is open to everyone, but may be of particular interest to psychologists or people working in health and well-being

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Education

Engaging with Controversies in the Food System

Consumers have never been confronted with so much food choice

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Education

Summer School on “Entrepreneurship for food product innovation”

We will continue this activity in 2019 with the University of Hohenheim as host

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Education

Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply System

This online course explore the challenges and responsibilities of different people in the food system, including the role of the consumer

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Innovation

C-SNIPER: Campylobacter-Specific Nullification via Innovative Phage-mediated Enteropathogen Reduction

Consumption of poultry, especially chicken meat, is considered the most common route for human infection

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Innovation

FROM WASTE TO FARM: insect larvae as tool for welfare improvement in poultry

Insect larvae will be reared on food side streams, allowing the valorization of secondary raw materials produced in excess from food industries, and then used as environmental enrichments in laying hens and broilers

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Education

Superfoods: Myths and Truths

The course will focus on the relationship between food, brain and mind: What is a superfood? What separates them from functional foods and similar food items What molecules contained in superfoods can affect our body? How can we critically evaluate superfoods and their role in our diet? Are there dangers connected to superfoods intake?  Can superfoods have a role in special diets? Who should join the course Anyone interested in diet, psychology, health and ‘superfoods’

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Education

European Food Systems Education and Training (EFSET) Programme

The aim of the European Food Systems Education and Training (EFSET) Programme is to help address this need by providing postgraduate students with unique and exciting opportunities to tackle real-world food system-related problems set by industry partners in a collaborative fashion

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Education

How to effectively change food habits: innovative techniques and personalized nutrition approaches

The aim of this blended programme is to provide nutrition professionals with innovative techniques that are able to deliver effective and measurable changes in their clients’ behavior

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Education

An Introduction to Food Systems: Scientific, Technical and Socioeconomic Principles to Facilitate the Creation of Food Value Networks

The course will focus on: An Introduction to Food Systems ; Fundamentals of System Sciences ; Food System Nodes I: Production & Processing ; and Food System Nodes II: Distribution and Consumption, Side Streams, Food Integrity Who should join the course Professionals in the food and agriculture sector (i

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Public Engagement

SEE & EAT: Communicating the benefits of visual familiarity as a strategy for introducing healthy foods into children’s diets

Children’s food preferences depend on food familiarity and liking, which research shows can be increased by boosting foods’ visual familiarity before children taste them (for instance by looking at picture books), as well as providing them with repeated opportunities to taste new foods

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Education

Focus on Farmers

However, farmer adoption of these technologies is often limited and therefore the benefits are not realised

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Education

SME Workshop: Supporting SMEs for new business opportunities-2019

The first step is a creative problem-solving process to identify the challenges and needs of SMEs related to sustainable food production in Europe

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Education

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector

There is a need to highlight at the national and international level current challenges in this sector by providing support to SMEs through knowledge transfer in e

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Innovation

Pollination deficit: Catalysing company action to ensure food and nutrition supply chain resilience by securing wild pollinators

Over three years this programme will enhance global food and nutrition security by catalysing industry action to safeguard pollinators critical to food supply chains

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Education

Food System Master of Science Programme

Develop in-depth knowledge about food systems through studying consecutively at three distinct European academic institutions and use your knowledge to drive the future transformation of the food system

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Education

Global Food Venture Programme

The Global Food Venture Programme enables highly qualified PhD students from across Europe to turn their innovative research into successful business propositions

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Innovation

The development of organic supply chains that drive fair, transparent and healthy options for the consumer

On a global basis the amount of fraud occurring in the organic supply system is growing rapidly and issues are appearing on a weekly basis

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Education

WeValueFood

Novel approaches will be used to engage with next generation audiences: students from primary school to university

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Entrepreneurship

EIT Food Accelerator Network

Once you have applied for FAN, you will go through a rigorous selection process where you will be judged by a series of experts including successful entrepreneurs, investors and experts from the agriculture and food industries

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Education

Professional Development Framework

This activity will propose a framework, consult with partners, and run five pilot programmes to provide examples of development for different constituents: graduates, established employees (technical and managerial), top talent, and entrepreneurs