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8th plenary meeting of the European TTO Circle

Jun 18 2015
Jun 19 2015

On the occasion of the Expo Milan 2015, the 8th Plenary Meeting of the European Technology Transfer Offices (TTO) Circle will be organised in Milan (Italy).

The JRC is organising this meeting together with the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA).

The theme of this 8th plenary meeting will be agri-food, in line with the Expo's theme "Feeding the planet, energy for life".  Practical examples and innovative initiatives will be presented to illustrate the potential of technology transfer in this area.

On 18 June, the meeting will take place at the European Union Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015.

On 19 June, the meeting will take place at the CNR Research Area of Milan.


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Giancarlo Caratti, Deputy Commissioner General for the EU participation in EXPO 2015
The EU and EXPO 2015

Davide Viaggi, University of Bologna
Setting the scene: European trends and innovation in the agri-food sector

Henri-Fran├žois Boedt, European Investment Fund (EIF)
Outlook on EIF's support for technology transfer

Giancarlo Addario, Collaborative Research and IPR Management, Barilla
Open innovation tools, practices, mindset

Roger van Hoesel, Dutch Food Valley
Linking business and science - the case of Food Valley NL

Simona Palermo, Parco Tecnologico Padano
From idea to product: the experience of Lodi Science Park in agri-food innovation

Linda Naylor, Isis Innovation, University of Oxford
Technology transfer from Oxford - some examples and challenges in the food-related sectors

Mauro Rossi, CNR-Institute of Food Sciences
Development and exploitation of novel food for the gluten-free market

Declan J. Troy and Miriam Walsh, Teagasc Food Research Centre
Teagasc - nurturing innovation and creating commerical impact for the agri-food sector

Edward Mitchell, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)
Synchroton x-rays for food and agricultural research

Daniele Pizzichini, ENEA
ENEA's patent for the valorisation of wastes from olive oil using membrane technologies

Asier Rufino and Sergio Bandinelli, Tecnalia Ventures
Building ventures in agri-food

Christophe Pradal, INRIA
Open source software to model plant growth

Jean Charles Guibert, CEA
The start-up Prestodiag towards agri-food market

Alessandro Fazio, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Opportunities for future collaboration