Food innovation

Sprayin’ with Brain

Italian agriculture has always been recognised worldwide as an excellence; in particular, in the last year, the IV Gamma supply chain, with the use of greenhouses, has showed its increasing relevance.Being a relatively niche market, innovations tend to arrive with a certain delay, causing backwardness in the employed technologies and procedures. An example is the …

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SB 4.0 WAPI: Space Business 4.0

Space Business 4.0 (SB4) has the goal to generate innovative business models based on satellite data. The team has been required to analyze the space ecosystem, highlight enabling and limiting factors for the creation of satellite-based business models, generate several innovative downstream applications, select the most promising, develop and validate it by interviewing prospective adopters. …

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SAEXE: Space Architecture for EXtra-planetary Exploration

The Space Architecture for Extraplanetary Exploration (SAEXE) project set the objective to provide an innovative yet feasible solution to allow manned exploration of Mars in the next years. The project addressed the design of a greenhouse for on-site food production on Mars, conceived to grant self-sufficiency to human-tended space missions, through the implementation of an …

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VALORiver: Sustainable valorisation project of the Sangone River

The project is related to the implementation of the Sangone River Basin Contract, a voluntary agreement among public and private players involved in the management and use of water resources, aimed at the enhancement of the river’s resources and its territory. More than other wide-area programs and planning tools, the River Basin Contract requires multidisciplinary …

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SportFood.PD: Packaging Design of a new food platform dedicated to Sport through a multidisciplinary approach

The ambition was to launch a series of food products to improve the physical conditions of those who practice sport activities, both in terms of performance and in terms of post-activity recovery. The objective was to outline a new offer for the market, characterized by the use of functional natural ingredients, due to the particular …

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MUFFIN 4.0: Farm 4.0 – Mobile manipUlation in agriculture For precision FarmINg

Agriculture is facing many challenges, such as the growth in the world population, resource shortages, the increasing demand for energy, dietary changes and the increase in competition on world markets. Traditional agricultural methods are not able to sustain all these changes, so technology comes to the rescue. Precision agriculture (PA), or precision farming, is a …

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FoodMade4U: Challenging 3D food printing

3D food printing integrates the technology and techniques of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, together with gastronomy. Alongside Dutch research institution TNO (The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research), the Italian pasta goliath, Barilla S.p.A., has developed a prototype 3D printer dedicated to the food market. Although the possibilities for this type of novel device …

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S[m]ART: Yummy it, reduce food wastage

The ASP group developed their activity working in parallel with the S [m2] art research project, winner of the MIUR Smart Cities and Social Innovation tender (SCN_00325). In particular, starting from the same concept of S [m2] art, they had the task of designing some alternative proposals, even more innovative. The member group belongs to …

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