In Berlin, the protagonist of the Week of Italian Cuisine is food tech. In a two-day programme at the Berlin Embassy, nine Italian start-ups from the agri-food sector will be meeting various institutions that are the accelerators and incubators for one of the world’s most significant innovation ecosystems. The projects presented will range from Blockchain for traceability to biomaterials, from beer fermentation techniques using ultrasound to methods for satellite tracking crops, and the prevention of fruit tree diseases.
Two conferences will also enable the start-ups to discuss the topic of open innovation with large groups and companies like Illy, Mercato Metropolitano, Barilla, Sammontana, Planet Farms, and Horta. Armando Varricchio, the Italian Ambassador in Berlin, stressed that “our embassies around the world are called upon to give visibility to the extraordinary ability of Italian agri-food entrepreneurs to innovate and seize the opportunities, including the economic opportunities, that the sustainable transformation of their business implies”.