FoodInnova 2017; International Conference on Food


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Bologna, Italy

The International Conference on Food Innovation, FoodInnova®, organized by the Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna (Unibo) (Italy), Servizi Integrati d'Area (Ser.In.Ar.) (Italy) and Knowledge Management for Food Innovation (KM4fi) (Spain), will take place: 31st January -3rd February 2017

This is the fourth edition of FoodInnova, a meeting of international importance. The first conference was held in Valencia (Spain) in 2010, the second one in Hangzhou (China) in 2012 and the third one in Concordia (Argentina) in 2014.

This meeting will be an extremely interesting opportunity to meet and get together with researchers of international careers in food sciences, who will show the latest progress in the field.

Why FoodInnova?

Due to the economic crisis that affects a great part of the world population, which is also steadily increasing, the study and research of food innovation, and its impact on the world economies as well as on consumers has turned into an issue of utmost importance during the last years.

Aiming at renewing the debate on production and distribution of safe food in a sustainable way, the FoodInnova Conference will bring all sectors involved in food innovation together: food scientists and technologists, food industry technical staff, scientists, health care professionals, research supporting organizations, regulatory authorities, consumers and students.

The Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

The Alma Mater Studiorum is the oldest Unversity in the Western world.

The first of its kind in the Italian university system, since 1989 the Alma Mater Studiorum has been structured as a Multi-campus: the Bologna campus works alongside the campuses in Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini, plus an official site in Buenos Aires (Argentina). Each Campus is characterised by a strong scientific and training identity with its own structures and services devoted to learning activities, cultural and sporting events and associations. Every Campus has Schools, Departments and Local Organisational Units. Every Campus coordinates the services and initiatives that support teaching and research, actively and organically cooperating with public and private stakeholders, and therefore represents an essential driver of socio-economic growth in the territory it operates in.

The University has accredited 41 PhD programmes (third cycle programmes) for the XXXI cycle (academic year 2015/2016), four of which in agreement with partner Universities and public and private research bodies.

Around 11 million Euros are allocated annually to PhD scholarships, with a total of 209 study grants. In addition, the departments also receive direct financing from external backers, worth around 6 million Euros, funding another 114 grants.

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