Vertical Open Innovation Day Agri-Food 2011

Milan, Italy - May 18 2011

First appointment in a new series of vertical-focused Open Innovation events

Monterey County agriculturephoto © 2009 Richard Masoner | more info (via: Wylio)

Intesa Sanpaolo is organizing the Agri-Food Open Innovation Day, to be held on Wednesday, May 18th 2011 at Palazzo Besana, Piazza Belgioioso 1, Milan (Italy).

The event will be the first of a series of quarterly meetings focused on the main "Made in Italy” sectors, aimed at supporting companies in the acquisition of new competitive advantages to successfully operate in both domestic and international markets. This new initiative joins the existing “Start-Up Initiative” events, which are specialized by technology.

Event focus:
- to provide an overview of the latest developments in the agri-food industry, which is becoming increasingly strategic at the global level
- to showcase cutting-edge technologies and innovative services applicable to this industry
- to offer a unique opportunity for evaluating one’s own strategic positioning in a fast-changing competitive environment

The event is addressed to Italian and international companies, institutions and investors, and it is a unique opportunity for all who wish to gain insight on the Italian agro-food sector, its dynamics and its consumer trends. Participants will also have a chance to learn about some of the most promising innovative projects (start-ups, spin-offs) selected according to the industrial applicability of the technologies to this field

The agenda for the event (in Italian) is available to the right.

Participation confirmation welcome: please write to

Selected Start-Ups
  • Development and commercialization of innovative products for a sustainable and envinromental friendly crop growing industry
  • Natural innovative solutions to meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly pest management products
  • Active packaging that traps molecules responsible of ripening, to increase horticultural produce shelf-life.
  • Innovative diagnostic methods for food and feed certification and traceability
  • We develop innovative functional foods and dietary products from lupin seed (Nutraceutics)
  • A virtual wine/gourmet "borgo", local yet projected on a global scale,an immersive marketplace showcasing the very best of Italy's wine/food
  • Our mission is the application of laser spectroscopy techniques for non-contact gas-sensing in the beverage and food industries