• Tue 10 April 2018
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Camera di Commercio di Roma – Sala del Consiglio
  • Via de' Burrò 147, Roma

Within two months, 16 student-researchers of 10 nationalities will visit 12 cities and 10 countries from around the world. In Rome, Italy at Camera di Commercio di Roma – Sala del Consiglio –  Via deBurrò 147, Rome, in Partnership with Maker Faire Rome, we will present the second edition of the “Food innovation Global Mission”, which will start from Bologna next May 12th.

The program will involve the 16 student-researchers of the “Food Innovation Program 3.0″, a second level of international Master on Food Innovation organized at UNIMORE by Future Food Institute in collaboration with the Institute For the Future of Palo Alto. The young talents will be involved in a two-month mission to the main food hubs of the world, from Mumbai in India to Shanghai in China, from New York to Valencia through the Silicon valley. They will explorer companies, startups, fablabs, makers, universities, research centers, scientific clusters and technology, to get to know a more sustainable and conscious approach to nutrition, develop new technologies and innovations in the food sector, strengthen the link between the world of education, the world of research / innovation and the business world and train young talents who can become ” future food leaders “. The results of this amazing experience will be presented at Maker Faire Rome 2018


  • Sara Roversi, Founder Future Food Institute
  • Matteo Vignoli, Director of Food Innovation Program
  • Lorenzo Tagliavanti , Presidente di Camera di Commercio di Roma
  • Marc Buckley, Climate Reality Project, and testimonial of the campaign “Future Food for Climate Change – #FF4CC”.
  • Paolo De Castro, Vice president of Commissione Agricoltura del Parlamento Europeo
  • Giovanni Umberto De Vito, Cons. Amb. Ministero Affari Esteri e Cooperazione Internazionale
  • Diana Battaggia, Direttore UNIDO ITPO Italy, Agenzia delle Nazioni Unite per lo Sviluppo Industriale dei Paesi in via di sviluppo
  • Raffaele Maiorano, Vice president of GFAR
  • Francesco Loreto e Roberto Reali, Dipartimento Scienze Bio-Agroalimentari del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – CNR


The 16 young talents :

  1. Alejandra Ramirez Troncoso ​(Colombia): Designer

  2. Amr Ahmed Ahmed Elshahawey​ (Egypt): Social media influencer, celebrity chef

  3. Ashleigh Jade Forster ​(South Africa): Food Scientist

  4. Auriane Borremans ​(Belgium) Hotel and Tourism management and Culinary Leadership Innovation expert

  5. Anusha Murthy ​(India): Engineer

  6. Bernadette Nikole Maligalig ​(Philippines): Food Scientist

  7. Diana Moreno ​(Colombia): Designer

  8. Christopher Howard Paige ​(USA): Food Expert Lawyer

  9. Elizabeth Yorke ​(India): Culinary Artist

  10. Farah Al-nahhas ​(Jordan): Culinary Artist

  11. Julia Dalmadi ​(Hungary): Food Entrepreneur

  12. Kerong Wang (China): Biotechnologist with specialization in Toxicology

  13. Ladeji Abimbola ​(Nigeria): Psychologist

  14. Lise Van Wijk ​(South Africa): Food Scientist

  15. Murray Elphick ​(South Africa):​ ​Food Scientist

  16. Zachary Porges ​(USA): Food International Entrepreneur


The technical sponsors of the Food Innovation Global Mission will also be present. These sponsors are carefully selected and focus, like the Future Food Institute, on the reduction of waste and a sustainable future:

  • Arte Facta: a company founded in November 2014 by the designer Ilaria Quotta, produces accessories and jewelry focusing only “Made in Italy”. Arte Facta will produce an exclusive handmade custom collection for the Future Food Institute, in particular for the prestigious institutional agenda of the Food Innovation Global Mission.

  • 24 Bottles:, an urban reusable bottle designed and built by DESIGN24 Srl, a symbol for the fight against waste and an alternative solution to plastic bottles. A marvelous bottle in stainless steel, resistant, light, colored and reusable. The company has recently created a partnership with Vivienne Westwood, the queen of sustainable fashion, who is creating a special edition of Clima Bottle within the Climate Revolution campaign. This is also one of the most important themes of the Food Innovation Global Mission.

Foreign Ministers, Heads of United Nations Agencies for the Industrial Improvement of Developing Countries, Ambassadors, Consuls General, Representatives of Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad and Institute of Foreign Trade, as well as international partners will receive these cadeaux from Art Facta and 24bottles, a symbol of Italian entrepreneurship aimed at quality.
At the event will also be present:

Ecoalf:, an extraordinary company based in Madrid, Berlin and Bangkok that produces clothing and bags from plastics waste collected in the oceans. They fight against climate change and environmental sustainability in a modern way. The researchers of the Food Innovation Program, engaged in the Food Innovation Global Mission, will wear these amazing product during their journey around the world.

Lastly, we proudly announce that the Future Food Institute is also collaborating with the following organizations for the Food Innovation Global Mission project :

UNIDO ITPO Italy, Agenzia delle Nazioni Unite per lo Sviluppo Industriale dei Paesi in via di sviluppo

  • GFAR the multi stakeholders Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation funded by FAO and the European Union

    DISBA CNR, Italian National Council for Researches

  • Youth Climate Leaders Network

  • FoodInnopolis and Thailand Management Association (Bangkok, Thailand)

  • Seeds&Chips, The Global Food Innovation Summit

  • Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • Camera di Commercio Italiana ad Hong Kong (Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong)

  • Camera di Commercio tedesca in Italia (AHK) (German Chamber of Commerce in Italy (AHK)

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for this amazing journey!

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