FOOD IS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE.
FOOD IS THE FIRST COMMODITY
BEING A HIGHLY INTERDISCIPLINARY SECTOR,
FOOD IS THE PRIMARY FORM OF CULTURAL EXPRESSION,
FOOD JOINS PEOPLE, INDUSTRIES AND COUNTRIES.
FOOD PLAYERS ARE PIONEERS IN TAKING CARE OF SOMETHING MORE THAN PROFIT:
THEIR CHOICES CAN HAVE TREMENDOUS IMPACTS ON HUMAN HEALTH, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND WORLD SUSTAINABILITY.

FEEDING THE FUTURE

We want to inspire and empower a new generation of creative and responsible food entrepreneurs, starting from our homeland: the Italian Food Valley. Our headquarters are conveniently based in Bologna, Italian capital of the quality food industry, ranging from award-winning ham and pasta to advanced agricultural techniques. Bologna is top Smart City in Italy 2015, and at the centre of the second densest startup hub in the country.

We look for food innovation startups at idea and prototype stage.

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innovation needs

  • 1. Food as a commons
  • 2. Mindful and personalized, eating experiences
  • 3. Disruptive solutions for resilient urban ecosystems
  • 4. Low-impact, high quality, agriculture
  • 5. Food data analysis as a driver for good
  • 6. Human-centered supply chains
  • 7. Sustainable packaging
  • 8. Actions for minimizing food waste
  • 9. Healthy knowledgeable mindset
  • 10. IOT for data-centric food choices

facilities

Emilia Romagna - The Italian Food Valley

Reggio Emilia

Officucina at Food Innovation Program

The house of Food Innovation Program, a creative and dynamic space wher students coming from allover the world study food innovation. Located in the main square of Reggio Emilia, the hearth of the Italian Food Valley. An exclusive kitchen mixed with an hybrid maker space for food innovators that blends culinary tools with 3D printers, laser cutters, sensors, Arduino, and more, offering a unique and creative learning experience for students to develop their prototypes.

Ravenna

Farm AgTech Playground

60 hectares (148 acres) of fertile land, excellent loam soil quality, available irrigation, opportunity for outbuilding restorations, accessibility to main roads.
A farm that combins organic production with the study of new technologies and materials for the development of waste, spaces, laboratories and plots, created to encourage the creation and development of Agtech businesses ready to host young people from all over the world who want to experiment with new business models in agriculture.
It will also be open to the community and ready to host educational courses and summer schools.

Bologna

Food Lab

Based in Bologna it is the Hadquarter of the Future Food Ecosystem.
This state of the art kitchen maker space guests community events kids labs, training and innovative prototyping and co-creation activities that educate people of all ages about food in a practical, fun and engaging way, providing them with the hands on knowledge and skills that allow them to shape a healthy approach and appreciation for food.
Discover Bologna with us!
#BolognaYourDestination
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Produced by Mission Media
Video by Wildlab Multimedia

value in kind

  • MENTORS

  • INDUSTRIES

  • FINANCE

  • CROWDFUNDING PLATFORM

  • MEDIA

  • DEMO DAY

  • 150H SERVICE, GRAPHIC, WEB, SOCIAL

  • BizSpark Plus - MICROSOFT 1 ANNO

  • COURTESY CAR