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PROGRAMME

Wednesday, 19th February

CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRIFOOD CHANGE, AGRITECH MARKET AND NEW CHALLENGES

Chairman
Teodoro Georgiadis, Researcher, Istituto per la BioEconomia CNR

Sustainable intensification. A tool for the Italian agricultural development
Francesco Marangon, Professor Università di Udine, Chairman Società Italiana di Economia Agraria

Climate change and Urban Resilience
Mohsen Aboulnaga, Professor, Cairo University & Policy Adviser UNESCO

Use of saltwater in irrigation of controlled environment agriculture crops
Wim Voogt, Professor, Wageningen Universitaat

Genomics and AI for climate change effects mitigation on cultures
Roberto Papa, Researcher, Università Politecnica delle Marche

Low-cost monitoring stations for green and urban environments
Federico Carotenuto, Researcher, Istituto per la BioEconomia CNR

TRENDS IN LARGE RETAILERS AND HORECA: FOOD SAFETY AND TRACEABILITY

Agriculture produces consumption trends
TBA

Large retailers investment in hydroponics and blockhain-based traceability
TBA

From the field to the table: DNA analyses for a safe and quality supply chain
Valerio Mezzasalma, Scientific Direcor, FEM2-Ambiente

Microgreens in large stores: CLED’s Grow Unit
TBA

Product positioning and marketing of hydroponics produce in the large retailers market space
Alessio Orlandi, Sales & Marketing Director, Fresh Guru

PRODUCT QUALITY CONTROL: BIOTECHNOLOGIES, EPIGENETICS, LIGHTS, SUBSTRATES AND NUTRICIANS

New frontiers in LED-based lighting
Mattia Accorsi, light biologist

Tools for advanced water and fertilization management in greenhouse agriculture
TBA

Vegetable epigenetics
TBA

Seed strains selection and control of the quality of produces
TBA

Biostimulants and biofortification in controllaed environment agriculture
Andrea Ertani, Researcher, Università degli Studi di Torino

Nanotechnologies for a sustainable agriculture: smart nanofertilizers
Norberto Masciocchi, Professor, Università dell’Insubria di Como

Substrate choice in dependence from various grow and crops feature parameters
TBA

Antioxidants-rich “superfruits”: how to grow them
Annamaria Ranieri, Professor, Università di Pisa

ROBOTS, AI, AUTOMATION AND DRONES

TOTEM FARM, how much food can you produce in 1sqm?
Matteo Benvenuti, CEO, Vertical Farm Italia

From Industry 4.0 to Smart Agriculture: applications and challenges in a sustainability vision
Guido Orzes, Researcher, Libera Università di Bolzano

Autonomous Microdrones for pest control in greehouses
TBA

Autonomous mobile robots of crop harvesting in controlled environment agriculture
TBA

Automation in high-tech greenhouses and hydroponics cultures
TBA

Smart sensors and integrated dashboards for monitoring and management of high-tech greenhouses
TBA

PROGRAMME

Thursday, 20th February

GREENHOUSES’ INNOVATIONS: ENERGY, MATERIALS, ROBOTS AND SENSORS

Global Controlled-Environment Agriculture Census Report
Alberto Lòpez, Agritecture (Holland)

Conversion from traditional greenhouses to hydroponics: ways and means
TBA

Nutrient solutions for soilless cultivation: nutritional aspects and bio- and nanotechnological perspectives
Youry Pii, Researcher, Libera Università di Bolzano

Easy Drop, extracting water from natural atmosphere watervapor content
by Saba Technology

Greenhouses to Reduce CO2 on Roofs Project
by Progetto Interreg GROOF

Space Farming
Stefania De Pascale, Professor, Università Federico II di Napoli

Bio-based insecticids and biological pest-control in greehouses
TBA

MICROALGAE IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY, PRODUCTION, TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATIONS

The selection of algal strains and of culture substrates for multisector applications
TBA

Zero-impact cultivation of zero spirulina with the use of LEDs and CO2 capture: from Sardinia to Dubai 2020
Andrea Moro, TOLO Green

Use of heat from CHP for the cultivation of organic spirulina
TBA

Microalgae-based biomimetic leaves for the extraction of CO2 from the air
TBA

Microalgal biomass production using photo and heterotrophic species feeding on waste water from olive oil extraction
Fabrizio Di Caprio, Researcher, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”

Algal biomass from urban, agricultural waste and CO2 captured from industrial processes for use in the production of aquaculture feed
TBA

URBAN AGRICULTURE, VERTICAL FARMING, FARM-TO-TABLE, CASE HISTORIES

Chairman
Francesco Orsini, Professor, Università degli Studi di Bologna

Aquaponics learning for the chefs of restaurants of the future
Simone Caporale, CEO, PONICS

Urban Farming for social inclusion
Thomas Marino, Co-founder & CEO, The Circle

TBA
Silvana Nicola, Professor, Università degli Studi di Torino and Board Member and Secretary International Society for Horticultural Science

Ri-Genera Project: conversion and utilization of former service and industrial building for vertical farming
Gabriella Funaro, Architetto, ENEA

TBA
Xavier Gabarell, Director Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

 

ROUND TABLE

The role of public authorities in urban farming

APPLICATIONS AND USES OF ALGAE IN FOOD, FEED, ENERGY PRODUCTION AND INDUSTRIAL SECTORS
FOR FOOD

A green algal species as a raw source for the production of ingredients for synthetic meat
TBC

Microalgae as a source of food and industrial starches
TBA

Production of food-grade spirulina from open raceponds in automated greenhouses
TBA

FOR ENERGY AND INDUSTRY

Biopolymers from microalgae
TBA

Microalgae cultures for the treatment of waste water from dairy production
Federico Casillo, Researcher, Istituto Sperimentale Italiano Lazzaro Spallanzani

Advanced biofuels from microalgae
TBA

Biogas production from organic fraction of urban waste using microalgae
TBA

PRESENTATION OF URBAN FARM CHALLENGE CANDIDATE PROJECT AND PROCLAMATION OF THE AWARD WINNERS