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Last update 14.02.2020

PROGRAMME

Wednesday, 19th February

CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRIFOOD CHANGE, AGRITECH MARKET AND NEW CHALLENGES

Moderator
Teodoro Georgiadis, Researcher, Istituto per la BioEconomia CNR

Greetings
Monica Cairoli, President, Ordine dei Dottori Agronomi e Forestali del Friuli Venezia Giulia

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

Open Innovation Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation and Urban Resilience
Mohsen Aboulnaga, Professor, Cairo University

Dealing with salt accumulation in soilless grown greenhouse crops
Wim Voogt, Professor, Wageningen Universitaat

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

Moderator
Marco Comelli, Conference Agenda Coordinator, NovelFarm e AquaFarm

The italian comsumption of fresh cut
Daria Lodi, Statistical section and Market observatory, CSO Italy

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

Grow Unit, cm 0 indoor cultivation system
Mattia Accorsi, light biologist, C-LED

H2Orto: when brands support the circular economy
Alessio Orlandi, Sales Manager, FRI-EL Green House

Allergenic-less fruit and vegetables production with aeroponics
Anna Cirigliano, CEO, FruitHydroSinni
Ivan Santarcangelo, Production Manager, FruitHydroSinni

PRODUCT QUALITY CONTROL: BIOTECHNOLOGIES, LIGHTS, SUBSTRATES AND NUTRICIANS

Moderator
Lorenzo Franchini, Co-founder, Vertical Farming Consulting

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

Biostimulants and their role in improving plant metabolisms
Andrea Ertani, Researcher, Università degli Studi di Torino

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

Substrates: much more than just a support for roots
Costantino Cattivello, Researcher, ERSA FVG

Eco-sustainability and nutraceuticals: UV-B radiation increases the health potential of fruit and vegetables
Annamaria Ranieri, Professor, Università di Pisa

ROBOTS, AI, AUTOMATION

Chairman
Fabrizio Mazzetto, Professor, Libera Università di Bolzano

Transforming Automation in Agriculture through Robotics and AI
Chris Roberts, Head of Robotics, Cambridge Consultants

Space Farming: the long journey of plants
Stefania De Pascale, Professor, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

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

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

Automation in high-tech greenhouses and hydroponics cultures
Massimo Lucchini, CEO, Idromeccanica Lucchini

PROGRAMME

Thursday, 20th February

GREENHOUSES’ INNOVATIONS: ENERGY, MATERIALS, ROBOTS AND SENSORS

Chairman
Carlo Nicoletto, Researcher, Università degli Studi di Padova

Leading CEA into the next decade and beyond: Key takeaways from Global CEA Census Report and strategies to propel CEA’s continued growth
Alberto Lòpez, Systems Engineer, Agritecture

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

Easy Drop, extracting water from moisture
Salvatore Bascio, Project Manager, Saba Technology

Greenhouses on Rooftops to reduce CO2
David Volk, Leader of greenhouse development, ebf GmbH (Germany)

Aeroponic culture: easy-of-use and sustainability oriented technical and agronomic gudelines
Matteo D’Arco, Biologist and Agronomist, Anubias

MICROALGAE IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY, PRODUCTION, TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATIONS

Moderator
Niccolò Bassi, Researcher, F&M

Large scales algae cultures: limits and opportunities of artificial lighting
Niccolò Bassi, Researcher, F&M

Experimental analysis and modeling of microalgae based technologies
Giacomo Cao, Professor, Università degli Studi di Cagliari

Expo 2020 Dubai: microalgae cultivation in sinergy with visitors
Andrea Moro, TOLO Green

Algal biomass from urban, agricultural waste and CO2 captured from industrial processes for use in the production of aquaculture feed
Hans Henriksen Marki, CEO & Co-Founder, AlgaePro, and Partner, Greentech Innovators

Organic spirulina production in an eco-sustainable plant
Enrico Maranesi, Owner, spirulina area manager, Società Agricola Salera

URBAN AGRICULTURE, VERTICAL FARMING, FARM-TO-TABLE

Chairman
Francesco Orsini, Professor, Università di Bologna

Aquaponics learning for the chefs of restaurants of the future
Massimo Spani, Co-Founder, Ponics

Indoor farming in the circular bio-economy: the BioEnPro4To projec
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 buildings for vertical farming
Gabriella Funaro, Architect, ENEA

Planning urban agriculture considering its competence with resources, such as water, energy, radiation and land-space
Xavier Gabarrell, Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

 

ROUND TABLE

The role of public authorities in urban farming

Chairman
Silvio Caputo, Professor, University of Kent

Participants
Runrid Fox-Kämper, ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development gGmbH
Gabriella Funaro, Architect, ENEA
Chiara Calati, Mayor, Magenta (Milano)
Stefano Zanni, Mayor, Galliera (Bologna)
Deputy from Comune di Lanuvio

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

Moderator
Barbara Righini, Journalist, AgroNotizie

Biotechnological engineering of the carotenoids biosynthetic pathway to produce astaxanthin in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Matteo Ballottari, Professor, Università degli Studi di Verona

Post cultivation organic spirulina protocol
Enrico Maranesi, Vice President and Founder, Unione Spirulina Biologica Italiana

Microalgal cultures for dairy byproducts treatment
Federico Castillo Cascino, Researcher, Istituto Sperimentale Italiano Lazzaro Spallanzani

Using microalgae to treat wastewaters from the textile industry
Elena Ficara, Professor, Politecnico di Milano

Use of microalgae in an integrated process to recover biogas from biological urban waste
Elena Barbera, Researcher, Università degli Studi di Padova

Microalgal cultivations integrated with wastewater treatment: the example of the MEWLIFE project
Fabrizio Di Caprio, Researcher, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”

MITICOLTURA – INNOVAZIONE NELLA GESTIONE INFORMATICA E NEI SERVIZI GEO-AMBIENTALI A SUPPORTO DEL SETTORE PRODUTTIVO

The supply chain of mussel farming in Italy: from the context analysis to the needs assessment
Lucia Tudini, Researcher, CREA

Un servizio a sostegno della attività di molluschicoltura: Rheticus Aquaculture
Roberto Pastres, Professor, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia

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

Moderators
Francesco Orsini, Professor, Università di Bologna
Luca Parma, Researcher, Università di Bologna
Matteo Vittuari, Professor, Università di Bologna

14.00 – 17.00
INTRODUCTION AND TEAMS PRESENTATIONS

17.00 – 18.00
FINAL BATTLE AND AWARD CEREMONY