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PRESS RELEASE InnoNets, in Puglia the workshop of the Puglia Region and ARTI on the fight against food waste

Bari, 5 July 2019 - The calendar of events of InnoNets - Innovative Networks for the Agrifood sector, promoted by the Puglia Region and ARTI - Regional Agency for Technology and Innovation, in collaboration with Legacoop Puglia and Bari Polytechnic, continues on the topic of combating food waste.


After Taranto the workshop moves to Foggia on 8th July in the Civic museum (piazza Vincenzo Nigri, 3). There are two sessions with different focuses: from 10.00 to 12.30 "Zero food waste target" and from 13.30 to 15.00 "Planning the reduction of food waste".


In the morning session, introductory greetings shall be made by Tania Guerra and Teresa Chimienti, respectively from the Research, Innovation and Institutional Capacity Section and the Active Social Inclusion and Innovation Section of the social networks of the Puglia Region. Valeria Patruno of ARTI shall present the InnoNets project and its opportunities and Gianna Avellis of InnovaPuglia shall present the Cross Border Thematic Living Lab on the theme "Zero food waste": a tool for user-led innovation and active involvement to explore ecological and economic priorities, share ideas and projects to propose solutions, test actions and evaluate their results .


CIHEAM's Francesca Volpe and Damiano Petruzzella shall present operating methods and objectives of the mapping activity of the agri-food value chain they have developed, for the definition of the sectors that can stimulate cooperation between local actors and build synergies: the results of this activities will provide ideas to be developed within the living lab.


After a short break the meeting will resume with a round table on the following scheduled thematic pillars: Carmelo Tommasi - Cadan srl for the Living Lab "Siglam" project, a management information system for the recovery and redistribution of unsold goods and food, for the prevention emergency situations and social marginalization expressed by the lack of essential needs; Giovanni Piccinino - Item Oxygen for the Shelfie project, a community that allows you to reduce food waste and receive offers from shops and restaurants; Giulio Mandrillo - DDUM STUDIO, Vittoria Pilone, professor of Food Sciences of the University of Foggia; Don Andrea Pupilla who presents the project 'Hanging expenditure' - Caritas Diocesana di San Severo; Pia Liguori - LIBANDO Festival; Fabio Quitadamo - Daunia Food Bank "Francesco Vassalli" and Angela Andriano - VàZapp '.



The events are implemented in the framework of the InnoNets project, funded by the Interreg VA European Territorial Cooperation Program Greece-Italy, which aims to encourage territorial cooperation in the agri-food sector between the Puglia Region and the Ionian Islands Region (in Greece): the idea is to facilitate innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), through thematic meetings involving research organizations, businesses, local government bodies and civil society.


Project partners, in addition to the Ionian Islands Region (Greece) which is the leader, also the Corfu Chamber of Commerce, the Puglia Region - Department of Economic Development, Innovation, Education, Training and Work with the technical support of ARTI, the Polytechnic of Bari and the Regional League of Cooperatives and Mutua di Puglia (Italy). Associated partners are the Hellenic-Italian Chamber of Commerce in Thessaloniki and the University of Basilicata.


The next scheduled appointments are: on July 10 in Lecce, where the workshop entitled "Innovation manager - innovation facilitators in agrifood enterprises" will take place at the former S. Anna Conservatory and on July 11 in Brindisi at Palazzo Granafei Nervegna on food strategies for the urban areas of Puglia.



ARTI - Regional Agency for Technology and Innovation

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Puglia Region - Head of Communication of the Joint Secretariat

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