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University of Turin
University of Turin

Profile

The University of Torino (UniTo) is one of the largest Italian Universities, with about 74,000 students, 3,900 employees, 1,800 postgraduate and post-doctoral research fellows. UniTo manages roughly 500 projects per year, both at the national and international level, with a long record of participation of UniTo in the EU strategic research agenda. Under H2020, 118 projects have been funded so far, among which 27 coordinated projects and 9 Research Infrastructure grants.

Competences & Capabilities

UniTo's main areas of specialisation and technological expertise are: 

  • Food safety
  • Diets & behaviours
  • Food engineering for health
  • Food and ingredient traceability
  • Personalised nutrition
  • Precision farming
  • Sustainable crop protection
  • Packaging
  • Organic waste valorisation
University of Turin

Via Verdi 8, 10124 Torino, Italy

https://www.en.unito.it

Contact

Antonella Trombetta eitfood@unito.it
+39011670 9570/9616

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

University of Turin
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.

University of Turin
Education

Circular Business Models for Sustainable Urban Food Systems

Explore how circular economy can foster sustainable urban food systems

University of Turin
Innovation

Innovative biostimulants for sustainable fruit production from vegetable crops (BIOSUVEG)

Enhancing vegetable crop yields for sustainable food production

University of Turin
Education

Understanding Mediterranean and Okinawa Diets

Learn the principles, science and health benefits of the Mediterranean and the Okinawa diets.

University of Turin
Education

The Human Microbiome

A massive on line open course will be designed and deliver in year 2020 focusing on the human microbiome and its impact on human health.

University of Turin
Education

Innovator Fellowship 2021

The objective of EIT Food Innovator Fellowship is to empower talents to co-create, address, and gain experiences on excellent ideas capable of bringing their careers a step further, and foster innovators ready to respond to global food challenges.

University of Turin
Education

Digital Transparent Food Supply Chains – Entrepreneurial Summer School

Challenges in today’s Food System are complex and interconnected – to address them, digital innovative solutions along the entire value chain are required.

University of Turin
Education

Consumers and Environmental Safety: Food Packaging and Kitchenware

Discover the importance of kitchenware and packaging that is safe for people and the environment alike.

University of Turin
Regional Innovation Scheme

RIS Growing Consciousness: Revitalizing agrifood value chains in rural areas

Our objective is to produce a set of activities (summer schools, focus groups, professional workshops, stakeholders and community meetings, business creation support).

University of Turin
Education

RIS Inspire Summer Schools Programme

Building talent able to tackle the challenges faced by the agrifood sector

University of Turin
Education

MICROBIOME-PUSH: Into the Microbiome Exploitation in Food Systems

In the Food Solutions "MICROBIOME-PUSH: Into Microbiome Exploitation in Food Systems" we will focus on the applications of microbiomes in different segments of the food chain.

University of Turin
Education

Science Communication and Public Engagement

Discover the importance of public engagement in science and learn techniques to share and raise awareness of your research.

University of Turin
Innovation

CleanFruit - Standardisation of innovative pest control strategies to produce zero residue fruit for baby food and other fruit produce

Fruit crop protection is heavily dependent on chemical pesticides but consumers and fruit processors are increasingly interested in residue-free fruit.

University of Turin
Innovation

VITAL: Validation of Innovative Tools to Assess and to improve microbioLogical safety in the food chain

Conventional microbiological testing takes time to get results. This impacts the supply chain, causing delays to get to market whilst results come back on finished but not shipped goods.

University of Turin
Education

Summer School on “Entrepreneurship for food product and innovation”: An entrepreneurial perspective on Climate Friendly Convenient Food

A summer school program on Food Products Entrepreneurship and Process Innovation focus on delivering Climate Friendly, Healthy Food Soultions.

University of Turin
Education

Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment

Global food supply chains are increasingly encountering considerable problems impacting on safety and sustainability affecting the food industry and reducing consumer trust.

University of Turin
Education

From Leaf to Root – Holistic Use of Vegetables

Many vegetables including sweet corn, artichokes, potato and cabbage (e.g. Brussels sprouts) are not holistically used in food production although they are safe to consume (without or with further processing). In some cases, more than 50% of the nutritional valuable material is left in the fields or not further valorized.

University of Turin
Education

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

Find out how your diet affects your brain, and your brain affects your diet

University of Turin
Education

Engaging with Controversies in the Food System

Become more confident in making informed decisions about the food you eat by exploring different food controversies.

University of Turin
Regional Innovation Scheme

SUDAPS - Support for Dairy Production Sector in RIS Region

The aim of our project is to support the regional development and to provide solutions to sustainable dairy industry.

University of Turin
Education

REPAK -  entrepreneurial summer school in packaging sustainability

We have an urgent need to deliver innovative sustainable food packaging solutions.

University of Turin
COVID-19

MeDiCo-Health

This project will conduct research at hospitals in Italy and Germany into whether deficiencies in micronutrients such as zinc, selenium and vitamin D have a correlation with the severity of disease in COVID-19 patients

University of Turin
Innovation

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

The aim of this project is to test the effects of innovative ingredients (insect larvae) in poultry feeding to allow sustainable production, to improve animal welfare and to potentially meet the consumer demand for healthier, more natural and bettertasting products.

University of Turin
Public Engagement

Towards a smarter shopping list

The aim of the project will be to develop an interactive platform for families with children from different countries where they will have the opportunity to receive information and advice about how to improve their food habits and choices .

University of Turin
Public Engagement

‘SEE & EAT’: Communicating the benefits of visual familiarity as a strategy for introducing healthy foods into children’s diets 2020

Healthy eating in childhood tracks into adulthood, so promoting dietary variety should begin early.

University of Turin
Education

Animal Feed Production: Feed Quality & Safety

Explore animal feed manufacturing, and learn the best processes and systems for optimising animal feed quality and safety.

University of Turin
Education

Curating citizen engagement: Food solutions for future generations

The Curating Citizen Engagement project will revolutionise our way of solving grand societal challenges by creating a platform for massive public involvement and knowledge generation, specifically targeting food-related issues.

University of Turin
Regional Innovation Scheme

RIS PD - Regional Innovation Scheme Professional Development

​RIS Professional Development

University of Turin
Education

An Introduction to Food Science

Discover the fascinating world of food science and feel empowered to make safe, healthy, and sustainable food choices.

University of Turin
Education

Nutrition for Health and Sustainability

Explore the relationship between nutrition, health and sustainability and understand how healthy eating can prevent disease.

University of Turin
Education

Superfoods: Myths and Truths

What is a 'superfood'? What foods are 'superfoods'? What effect do they have on the body and society?

University of Turin
Education

Understanding Food Supply Chains in a Time of Crisis

Learn how agri-food supply chains deal with crises and get practical advice on how you can minimise disruption during COVID-19.

University of Turin
Education

Trust in Our Food: Understanding Food Supply System

How much do you trust your food? Learn about food supply systems, safety, sustainability and nutrition and quality.

University of Turin
Innovation

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

Campylobacteriosis is the most frequently reported food-borne illness in the EU.

University of Turin
Regional Innovation Scheme

PHENOILS. New technologies implementation in RIS regions’ olive oil mills for healthier olive oil extraction

This programme incorporates new physical technologies in the extraction of the virgin olive oil process in order to produce oils with a higher amount of minor components with higher preventive effects such as polyphenols and tocopherols.

University of Turin
Innovation

Improving juiciness of plant-based meat alternatives

Making meat substitutes more palatable

University of Turin
Education

Focus on Farmers

Agricultural technologies and innovations offer significant opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of farm businesses, through optimised yields, reduced environmental impact and increased profitability.

University of Turin
Education

EIT Food RIS Solutions

EIT Food RIS Solutions is aimed at engaging student groups with multi-disciplinary backgrounds, from RIS countries and of all educational levels, to work jointly on problem cases responding to agrifood challenges in RIS countries.

University of Turin
Education

Professional Development Framework

EIT Food’s Professional Development Framework aims to provide a key resource for the food sector by creating an integrated approach to develop a skilled, innovative workforce.

University of Turin
Education

SME Workshop: Supporting SMEs for new business opportunities-2019

The main objectives of the SME workshops are an innovation process around “sustainable food production” to identify challenges and solutions in an accelerated innovation process building on the experiences of a previous project.

University of Turin
Education

CHAMPP: Contemporary challenges and issues of the poultry production sector

The aim of the SME workshops is to identify contemporary challenges and solutions in the poultry industry dedicated to feed manufacturers, advisors, farmers and employees in poultry factories, as well as managers responsible for the strategy and profitability of fodder and poultry production, all from RIS-eligible regions.

University of Turin
Public Engagement

The V-PLACE – Enabling consumer choice in Vegan or Vegetarian Food Products

The demand for vegan and vegetarian food products including alternatives to meat, milk, or eggs, has expanded considerably during recent years in Europe.

University of Turin
Education

Inspire Programme

Promoting entrepreneurship in the agrifood sector

University of Turin
Innovation

INNOPOULTRY. The poultry food chain: tackling old problems with innovative approaches

The aim of this project is to test and to promote solutions for the poultry industry in Italy, Poland and Spain in the area of safety risks for public health.

University of Turin
Education

Global Food Venture Programme

Global Food Venture, EIT Food’s flagship Doctoral Programme for entrepreneurial PhD students across Europe.

University of Turin
Education

WeValueFood 2020

WeValueFood (2-year project) has educated, engaged and advanced the young Europeans’ knowledge of and appreciation of food, thereby empowering the next generations to make the best choices about the food that they eat.

University of Turin
Education

EFSET - European Food Systems Education and Training

The European Food Systems Education and Training (EFSET) programme addresses the increasingly challenging array of food-related problems, such as food waste or malnutrition.

University of Turin
Innovation

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

The organic food supply system in Europe must rank among one of the most important in terms of trust. Our citizens make purchasing choices around organic food based on a wide range of issues which include sustainability, ethics, food safety and nutrition.

University of Turin

Advancing careers in the food system

EIT Food’s Professional Development Framework aims to provide a key resource for the food sector by creating an integrated approach to develop a skilled, innovative workforce.

University of Turin
Entrepreneurship

EIT Food Accelerator Network

Partnering with the world-leading corporates & research institutions in the agrifood space

University of Turin
Innovation

Increasing consumer trust and support for the food supply chain and for food companies

Co-creating initiatives to increase consumer trust in food

University of Turin
Public Engagement

Proof of Concept Societal Impact

Proofs of concepts help to determine whether an idea, a specific concept or approach when turned into reality would bring societal impact as envisioned.