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5 Oct 2020 - 6 Oct 2020
Photonics4Agrifood: Virtual Workshop & Brokerage Event

Photonics4Agrifood Virtual Workshop

The official language is Italian, the simultaneous English translation will be available.


09:30 -9:50

Opening remarks

Regione Lombardia, Confindustria Lombardia, Finlombarda - EEN

Moderator: Prof. Roberta Ramponi, President of CORIFI-AEIT & Director of CNR-IFN

Photonics: leveraging innovation in agrifood

Moderator: Prof. Roberta Ramponi


9:50 – 10:05 Photonics for Agrifood (2021-2027), PPP Photonics21 (TBC)

10:05 – 10:35 Success stories: the end-user view

P. Bulgarelli, Parmalat - The MOLOKO Project

F. Papadopulos American Farm School, Salonicco (Greece) “The appeal of photonics to importers and retailers of fresh fruit: showcasing the technology through demonstration farms of the High Tech Farming Thematic Platform”

10:35 – 11:05 Success Stories: the photonics technology providers

Massimo Fedel, FT-System & CNR

Bruno Garavelli, CEO XNEXT s.r.l.

Mauro Contrafatto, R&D Manager 3D TARGET

11:05 – 11:20 Lombardy Region: Innovation policy and S3 strategy (DG Research & Innovation)

11:20 – 11:30 Introduction to the Matchmaking session, Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

11:30-12:30 Round table (Moderator: F. Pedrocchi, Radio24)

The agrifood value chain: which role for photonics


  • Tecnoalimenti - Dr. R. Prugger
  • Digital Innovation Hub Lombardia – Dr. G. Linati
  • Lombardy Region, D.G. Agriculture
  • CNR - Department of bio-agrifood science - Dr. F. Loreto - Director
  • Federalimentare  - D.ssa M.C. Di Domizio
  • Prysmian (TBC)
  • Representative of an European Photonics Industry (TBC)