Promoters & Partners

Promoters & Partners

The agro-food and circular economy supply chains are areas of strategic development and regional cohesion, with significant impacts in terms of business leadership in Europe and globally, production excellence, employment, knowledge and innovation. All this can be possible thanks to the involvement of high level partners and promoters from the scientific, institutional and business domains.

  • Regione Emilia Romagna

    Regione Emilia Romagna

    Emilia-Romagna is one of Italy’s leading regions in terms of per capita income and for many years has been classified as one of the richest regions in Europe. Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the driving force of the region’s economy and have fostered the extraordinary spread of wealth across the entire regional territory. The Regione Emilia-Romagna’s regional government can regulate a series of sectors: agricultural development, environment protection, water management, etc.

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  • Università di Bologna

    Università di Bologna

    The University of Bologna was founded in 1088 and it is the oldest university in continuous operation in the world, and the first university in the sense of a higher-learning and degree-awarding institute. One of the most prestigious Italian universities, commonly ranking in the first places of national, European and international rankings, it has attracted numerous scholars, intellectuals and students from all over Italy and the world, establishing itself as one of the main international centers of learning.

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  • Università degli Studi di Ferrara

    Università degli Studi di Ferrara

    The University of the city of Ferrara, was rated as the best Italian university for the applied exploitation of research, based on patents registered in Italy and abroad, the research collaborations between the university business and academic spin-offs. With approximately 16,000 students, nearly 400 degrees granted each year and a teaching staff of 600, including 288 researchers, the university boasts a series of important local and international collaborations.

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  • Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

    Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

    The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia is one of the oldest universities in Italy, founded in 1175, with a population of around 20,000 students. The University is currently one of the best in Italy for teaching and research.

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  • Università di Parma

    Università di Parma

    The University of Parma is a State University. As such, it is self-governing and has administrative, organisational, and accountancy autonomy, while providing tailored services for students. Its centuries-old history dates back to 13th March 962. The University holds 9 Departments, 40 First Cycle Degree Courses, 6 Single Cycle Degree Courses, 46 Second Cycle Degree Courses (7 of which entirely held in English), as well as many Postgraduate schools, Teacher Training courses, several Master Programmes and PhDs.

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  • Università Cattolica di Piacenza

    Università Cattolica di Piacenza

    The university currently represents a key point of reference, internationally recognized for its advances in the field of scientific research, as well as for the quality and innovation of its teaching. The Agro-Food Science Faculty is a cutting-edge, dynamic and progressive environment, offering the ideal setting for studying all the facets and phases of the agri-food system in a supply chain perspective defined as ‘from farm to fork’.

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  • Cluster Agrifood Nazionale

    Cluster Agrifood Nazionale

    The Italian National Technology Agrifood Cluster CL.A.N. is a multi-stakeholder network of the key national players of the entire agrifood chain – a partnership of companies, research centres and institutions set up to promote sustainable economic growth, based on research and innovation in the industry and acting as partner for Italian and European Institutions.

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  • Cluster Agrifood Regionale

    Cluster Agrifood Regionale

    The Agrifood Clust-ER is an association of public and private organisations: companies, research centres, training institutions that share skills, ideas and resources to support the competitiveness of the sector. Agrifood Clust-ER is one of the seven thematic clusters set up by the Emilia-Romagna Region to support collaborations in strategic R&D sectors to boost the regional innovation potential. Together with the Technopoles and the High Technology Network laboratories, the Clust-ERs are key players in the regional innovation ecosystem coordinated by ART-ER, the Emilia-Romagna consortium for innovation and technology transfer.

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  • Art-Er


    ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory is the Emilia-Romagna Joint Stock Consortium born with the purpose of fostering the region’s sustainable growth by developing innovation and knowledge, attractiveness and internationalisation of the region.

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  • Federalimentare


    Federalimentare represents, protects and promotes the Italian Food and Beverages Industry, the second-highest-ranking Italian manufacturing sector which accounts for 8% of the national GDP, with an annual turnover of over 132 billion Euro.The 15 Italian trade Associations for each food and drink sector are grouped together under Federalimentare, which represents almost 7,000 companies with more than 9 employees each, located throughout Italy.

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  • Unione Parmense degli Industriali

    Unione Parmense degli Industriali

    The “Unione Parmense degli Industriali”​, the Employers’ Association of Parma (Italy), is a voluntary association of companies, at a regional level, belonging to Confindustria, which aims to represent, protect, promote and develop member companies and their interests.

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  • Fiere di Parma – Cibus

    Fiere di Parma – Cibus

    A three hundred thousand sqm exhibition complex in the heart of the productive districts of Northern and Central Italy: this is Fiere di Parma. A business, within the Italian trade fairs organizers landscape, committed to partner with companies wishing to fulfill their expectations with solutions combining tradition and innovation. The fruitful marriage between trade fair expertise and innovative ideas has led to the establishment of leading events such as Cibus, which has long supported and promoted Made in Italy food sector across the world, and Cibus Tec, a showcase for food processing and machinery.

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