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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

The programme is based on a combination of essential entrepreneurial skills, which will help you to become an effective innovator, and key technical skills that are tailored to your career ambition in the sector

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 reliant on synthetic chemical pesticides, which can have unwanted side effects on the environment and can leave residues that are perceived to have potential health risks for the producers and consumers

University of Turin
Innovation

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

 Rapid methods solve this problem, but they need to be proven to work as well as the standard microbiological methods that they replace

University of Turin
Education

Science Communication and Public Engagement

The course focuses on: Why is science communication important? Defining a message and the intended audience Going from the message to a story Small-scale public science dissemination events The relationship between scientists and journalists Who should join the course: Scientists and researchers who wish to communicate the results and theory of their field(s) of study to the public Graduate and postgraduate students Academic staff of all career levels Scientists not working in academia Timeline The course will have multiple runs in 2020 and 2021

University of Turin
Education

Circular Business Models for Sustainable Urban Food Systems

Discover how circular business models transform urban food systems to tackle grand challenges through innovative solutions

University of Turin
Education

Understanding Mediterranean and Okinawa Diets

Your diet can make a big difference to your health

University of Turin
Education

The Human Microbiome

Learn how a healthy microbiome can combat disease

University of Turin
Education

Transparent Food Supply Chains – Entrepreneurial Summer School

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AUG 15 2020 Do you want to create innovative digital solutions that meet Consumer  & Industry demand for food production transparency, and develop a business idea? A school for talented Master, PhD students and young professionals across Europe who want to fuel innovation  in our food systems, by tackling the challenge of transparent food chains

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), which will foster skills, techniques and know-how aimed at revitalizing the cultivation of ancient/almost vanished varieties of cereals, medicinal plants and aromatic herbs in rural areas across RIS countries in Southern and Eastern Europe in a sustainable way

University of Turin
Education

MICROBIOME-PUSH: Into the Microbiome Exploitation in Food Systems

Students recruited at the four universities within the consortium will be exposed to unique opportunities to interact with academics, entrepreneurs and researchers, experts in different segments of the food chain

University of Turin
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

University of Turin
Education

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

APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM MONDAY 6th APRIL -  TO JUNE 30 Do you want to develop a business idea together with other brilliant minds and qualified mentors from the industry? EIT FOOD Summer school on Climate Friendly Convenient Food Solutions is for You! The food industry needs INNOVATION AND TALENT

University of Turin
COVID-19

MeDiCo-Health

Micronutrient deficiencies are a frequent condition in the general population of the EU and worldwide

University of Turin
Education

From Leaf to Root – Holistic Use of Vegetables

This is due to several reasons including harvesting procedures having been designed for conventional products, consumer unawareness, and a lack of holistic product concepts

University of Turin
Education

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

The course focuses 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

University of Turin
Education

Engaging with Controversies in the Food System

Consumers have never been confronted with so much food choice

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, addressing farmers in diary production, feed manufacturers, advisers, and employees in milk and dairy factories, as well as managers responsible for the strategy and profitability of milk production in all RIS-eligible regions

University of Turin
Education

REPAK -  entrepreneurial summer school in packaging sustainability

Do you want to innovate with sustainable packaging concepts? APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM MONDAY APRIL 6TH TO TUESDAY 30TH JUNE 2020 The purpose of the summer school is to discuss the latest developments in sustainable food packaging, and train talent with a more holistic approach to food packaging business entrepreneurship

University of Turin
Education

Innovator Fellowship 2020

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
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

University of Turin
Public Engagement

Towards a smarter shopping list

The platform will also give users the ability to interact with the online-content, receive expert-based recommendations and access educational resources about food and nutrition in order it enhance their food literacy

University of Turin
Education

Animal Feed Production: Feed Quality & Safety

These 2 online courses will provide you with in-depth information on both Animal Feed Safety and Animal Feed Quality

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

Children’s food preferences depend on food familiarity and liking, and research shows that visually familiarizing children with foods before they taste them (e

University of Turin
Education

Superfoods: Myths and Truths

The course focuses 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’

University of Turin
Education

An Introduction to Food Science

Food and health information is often oversimplified by the media, and recommendations can be inaccurately reported and contradictory to current recommendations

University of Turin
Education

Understanding Food Supply Chains in a Time of Crisis

On this free online course, you’ll learn how the pandemic is challenging food supply chains and explore the steps taken by the industry to ensure food security and integrity

University of Turin
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

University of Turin
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

University of Turin
Regional Innovation Scheme

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

Nowadays, there is a growing global demand of olive oil thanks to the last studies about the benefits of Mediterranean Diet and the global trend toward the adoption of healthier sources of fat

University of Turin
Education

Focus on Farmers

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

University of Turin
Public Engagement

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

For many consumers wanting to replace products of animal origin partly or completely, the search for the right information including the avoidance of nutritional deficits is a challenge

University of Turin
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

University of Turin
Education

Professional Development Framework

This activity will roll out the framework developed in 2019, and establish the certification basis for the food sector

University of Turin
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

University of Turin
Innovation

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

Innovative ingredients (insects and fruit pomace) and new feeding strategies (probiotics) will be used to allow sustainable productions, to reduce pathogens and antibiotic resistance in the gastrointestinal tract resulting in an improvement of animal welfare and of the safety and the quality of poultry meat

University of Turin
Regional Innovation Scheme

RIS Consumer Engagement Labs

Unlike typical sensory panels and consumer surveys, they will not involve testing of sample products but creation of innovative, non-yet-existing combinations of product features and benefits

University of Turin
Education

Global Food Venture Programme 2020

We´re excited to announce that the Global Food Venture Programme of  EIT Food will support once again highly-qualified PhD students from across Europe to transform their research into viable business in the Food & AgTech space

University of Turin
Education

Professional Development Advanced

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

University of Turin
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

University of Turin

Advancing careers in the food system

Professional development for a sustainable food system In a world of rapid environmental change, resource depletion, economic instability and social inequality, it is clear that a more sustainable future requires innovations on all levels of society and the economy

University of Turin
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

University of Turin
Public Engagement

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

This consumer-focused project will work with consumers, food companies and other stakeholders (industry bodies, non-governmental organisations, regulatory authorities and policy makers, media) across 6 countries in Europe and Israel to co-create and implement selected measures undertaken by food companies, food industry and others to engender both greater consumer trust in food and greater support for food companies and other food chain actors